Apologies to those who have no interest in or knowledge of AFL Football, but I need to get something off my chest! I am a proud Geelong Cats supporter….have been all my life. Thankfully I am married to another proud Geelong supporter so our house is definitely all about the blue and white hoops. We […]
And the winner is…Hawthorn….again!
By Sarah in Melbourne Tags: AFL, AFL Grand Final 2015, Eagles, footy, Hawks, Hawthorn, MCG, Melbourne, West Coast
Today saw one of the biggest sporting events in this county, if not the biggest…the AFL Grand Final! It is a day when thousands of people jam into the Melbourne Cricket Ground…the famous mecca of sports grounds…to watch the two best teams fight it out to be the 2015 AFL Premiers. My husband went for […]
Book Review – Murphy’s Lore
By Sarah in Book Reviews, Melbourne 1 Comment Tags: AFL, Bob Murphy, book review, footy, Murphy's Lore, Western Bulldogs
I am not usually a reader of sports books…and I am definitely not a Western Bulldogs supporter…Go Cats…but I have been wanting to read this particular book since it came out back in March! Bob Murphy joined the Bulldogs via the 1999 draft, and is now currently club captain. Yet I had never really heard […]
United in Grief
By Sarah in General Tags: AFL, domestic violence, Phil Walsh, tragedy, united in grief
I have always been a Geelong Cats supporter…if you have no idea what I am talking about, I am referring to AFL or footy as us Victorians affectionately call it. So like many other footy fans, I was shocked to wake up to the news that a high profile AFL coach had been murdered…a victim […]
My Friday Five – Why I love Australia!
By Sarah in General 1 Comment Tags: AFL, Australia, Healthcare, My Friday Five
We have a lovely long weekend coming up here…Monday 26th January is Australia Day! So for My Friday Five this week, I list some of the reasons why I love our wide, brown land that is girt by sea! Diversity Australia is unique in that we have so many different races living here, and that […]
Mackie at the MCG!
By Sarah in Mackie 1 Comment Tags: AFL, footy, Geelong, Geelong Cats, Half Cat, Hawks, Hawthorn, IC14, Mackie, MCG, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Last night saw us heading into the Melbourne Cricket Ground….aka the MCG….to watch our beloved Cats take on the Hawks with some of my family…and we took Mackie along to his first match! We headed in a bit earlier, and got a park along the Yarra River..so we had a lovely walk to the ground….that […]
AFL International Cup 2014
By Sarah in General Tags: AFL, AFL International Cup, Canada, football, footy, IC14, Melbourne
In case you didn’t know, there is more than just the usual footy games being held in Melbourne over the next few weeks….the AFL International Cup is being held in this wonderful city of ours from Aug 9th to 23rd! The International Cup is held every three years, and the inaugural one was held in […]
Mackie….at the Geelong Football Club!
By Sarah in Mackie Tags: AFL, Geelong, Geelong Football Club, Mackie, Me and Mackie
Since Mackie arrived, all the way from Hamburg, Germany, we have been introducing him to our national game….AFL Footy! And as my husband and I are both Geelong supporters, Its not surprising that we named him after a Geelong player…Andrew Mackie! We decided to take our Mackie to the home of the Cats, Skilled Stadium, […]