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    THE MODERN MELBOURNE CUP

    The Melbourne Cup is 152 years old and The Modern Melbourne Cup explores the changes in the race over the past 20 years.  These change have been the most significant in its history. No longer is it ‘the race that stops a nation’—now it’s the race that captivates the world. This book covers Irishman Dermot Weld’s ground-breaking win with Vintage Crop; the change in philosophy of the champion local trainers Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman; the French connection; Luca Cumani’s lament; the Sheikh’s quest; the growing influence of the Europeans; the demise of the Kiwis, and the amazing story of Dunaden. It is an in-depth study of the effects of the global interest in Australia’s greatest race, featuring narratives from the key players. Paperback.  144 pages.
  • FIND THE FOOTY

    Travel around the world and you will find 100s of footys in famous places in Find the Footy. Can you spot the footballs hidden among a host of famous landmarks and locations around the world? You might think the distinctive oval-shaped ball would be impossible to miss, but this colourful activity book will keep kids searching as they try to find the carefully concealed footys. This fun activity book has been endorsed by footy favourite Dipper (Robert DiPierdomenico), who says: "I wish I was a kid again", this book is a ripper. Find the Footy is a great book for the kids to keep them busy during the holidays.
  • SOCCERUFUS AND THE BIG DEBUT

    Soccerufus and the Big Debut is an exciting and humorous tale about an unlikely young sporting hero who learns that you don’t have to be a natural to love and enjoy the great game of soccer.  This book is full of soccer tips and drills from Aussie soccer superstar Archie Thompson, as well as Adrian Beck’s quirky cartoons and a collection of soccer jokes to impress your friends. Rufus’ new school is abuzz when world record breaking former Socceroo Archie Thompson visits to hold a soccer clinic. 11-year-old Rufus’ passion for the game is ignited the moment he scores his first ever goal and Archie gives him the nickname, ‘Soccerufus’. But Rufus still feels guilty about a big mistake he made at his old school that forced his whole family to move from the country to the sprawling suburb of Bayview. He knows his goal at Archie’s clinic was a fluke and he’s worried that he’ll let everyone down if he joins the school team. A great book for all those young soccer fans, with some great tips from Australia's soccer legend Archie Thompson.  
  • JACKSON'S STORY

    Jackson's Story by Dwayne Russell and Donna Gynell brings back their mighty mite of footy, Jackson, in a compendium of Jackson’s Goal and Jackson’s Footy. These two books, published in 2010 and 2011, delighted youngsters all over Australia, and now you can read of Jackson’s pathway from the backyard to his first big game all in one volume—Jackson’s Story.

    Jackson’s Footy

    Jackson loves Australian Football. Above all, he loves his footy. He takes it everywhere. When he’s eating breakfast, when he’s shopping with his grandma, or washing his dog, Jackson’s footy is by his side. But then he starts seeing his footy all over town. The big kids are playing with it, it’s in the sports shop, it’s at the big game, it’s even on television. It’s Jackson’s footy, and it’s everywhere.

    Jackson’s Goal

    Jackson is back in this delightful follow-up to Jackson’s Footy! Jackson loves Australian Football and he practises his skills in the backyard all through the day. He dodges and handballs, tackles and kicks the footy, all under the watchful eye of mum. When Jackson makes the team, he is so excited to be playing his first game of football. And what a game it turns out to be!
  • See What We Have Created

    See What We Created is a celebration of what has been a remarkable and historic first AFL Women’s season, a comprehensive review of the seven rounds of competition between the eight national teams, and an in-depth study of the first AFLW Grand Final. When Ikon Park was packed to the brim with 24,568 fans—and thousands more turned away at the gate—for the first AFLW match between Collingwood and Carlton, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the League was “overwhelmed” by the response, and the interest has continued to grow.  
  • Lou-My Wonderful Life

    Lou-My Wonderful Life by Lou Richards with Stephen Phillips In celebration of Australian Football legend Lou Richards' immense contribution to the game, and continued services to the sport through his successful media career, the Slattery Media Group is thrilled to publish an updated edition of Lou's memoirs, first released in 1989. With a foreword by Eddie McGuire and a new section looking at the star's major achievements, and 16-pages of photography, My Wonderful Life is a stunning testimony to one of the game's true greats.  
  • Coleman Revised
    John Coleman was a spectacular and record-breaking, premiership full-forward for Essendon. He later returned to coach the Bombers to two more flags. But, both his playing career and his life were cut tragically short. Over the past forty years, the myth has grown – but mysteries have remained. Now it's time to discover the truth in