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Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club is 40 years old

Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club is 40 years old Roy Hay Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club celebrated its fortieth birthday with a full house of past and present players and supporters at New Northern on Saturday evening. Club legend Jim Shepherd, who turned 80...

Heart match Roar

Melbourne Heart 1 Brisbane Roar 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Heart once again matched a top-ranked opponent in Brisbane Roar and thoroughly deserved the point it took from a one-all draw at AAMI Park on Saturday night. With a little more composure near goal, Heart could have...

No butts

The Materazzi-Zidane incident may turn out to be a storm in a tea cup, but for the moment it is occupying hectares of space in the media around the world.  The electronic version of the Guardian, for example, has a full page article analysing insults around the globe...

Aboriginal People and Australian Football

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere Roy Hay ISBN: 9781527526488 Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK, 2019. Hardback, A5, 315 pages, illustrated. RRP £64.99. Australia $99.00....

John Gardiner: A teacher on and off the field

John Gardiner: A teacher on and off the field. Roy Hay (This article appeared in my Blast from the Past column in Goal Weekly, 25 November 2011, p. 19.) John Gardiner was born in Dundee in 1947 and came to Australia in 1968 after playing with Peterborough and East...

Corio into final, North Youth overcomes Surfcoast

Corio into final, North Youth overcomes Surfcoast Roy Hay (Click on pics below to enlarge) Corio reached the final of the Morris Finance Cup at Bell Park Sports Club on Friday night with a single goal victory over Geelong. North Geelong Youth fought back from a goal...

Dumbing down Democracy

Lindsay Tanner and the dumbing down of democracy (Published in the Geelong Advertiser on Wednesday 25 May 2011, p. 22 as 'Pollies caught by cycle,' which helps make the point). By Roy Hay Lindsay Tanner was one of the most articulate and deep thinking politicians of...

The football year: From World Cup to Community Shield

Published as 'High achievers: Geelong's star performers in the world game', Geelong Advertiser, Monday 1 January 2007, p. 37. This was an extraordinary year for the world game of football, with Australia’s first World Cup appearance since 1974, Melbourne Victory...

Football’s First Free Kick: Demography and the Media—How and Why Australia Got a Game of its Own

Football on Corio Oval in 1913, the Geelong Football Club's home ground from 1878 until the Second World War. Source: John Reid, Geelong: A Photographic Album of Historic Photographs in Sepia, 1838–1988, Joval Commercial Productions, Bacchus Marsh, 1988, p. 95....

Capital venues must be shared

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 9 September 2006, p. 35. Well, well, who would have thought it? No footy finals in Melbourne after this week-end for two weeks, but the Storm and the Victory packing in the fans at Olympic Park and Docklands. Is nothing sacred any more?...