Play On! The hidden history of women’s Australian Rules football
By Brunette Lenkić (Class of 1980) & Rob Hess
Since the inception of Australian Rules football in the 1850s, women have been eager to be involved. More than 100 years ago, they began taking to the field. However, their stories have largely been invisible – sidelined, ignored or forgotten.
PLAY ON is a meticulously researched history of women’s football and Brunette and her co-author, Rob Hess, interviewed players from the 1940s right through to the present day about the struggles that they’ve had to face to have their game recognised by the establishment. Tracing the development and popularity of the women’s game, and with the inaugural women’s league commencing in 2017, PLAY ON is a timely book that players, fans and history buffs will not want to miss.
The book signing for Play On! is on Friday, 30 Sept at midday at Dymocks Rundle Mall store.
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