There are 50 books in this catalogue.
Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union Tour 1977/78
Australian Schools Rugby Union
Book Number: 64899
Australian Schools Rugby Union 1978. 8vo. stapled wraps. 23pp. B/w team photos b/w illus., map. Very good, a few marks on cover.
John Warren's World of Australian Soccer
Warren, John & Schwab, Laurie
Book Number: 63783
Liahona Books. 1980 Small 4to. laminated boards, hardcover. 96pp. b/w illus. very good, small owner's inscription inside front cover.
True blue : the story of the NSW Rugby League
Book Number: 63787
Randwick, N.S.W. Ironbark Press 1992 4to hardcover 495pp index, b/w illus. very good, light rubbing to cover corners. / very good d/w.
Never Before, Never Again
Book Number: 62818
MacMillan, Sydney, 1995 8vo. hardcover. 457pp. b/w illus. Very good, page edges slightly browned, liight rubbing to bottom cover corners. / Very good d/w. Scarce.
All The Way With Celtic.
Book Number: 31930
Souvenir Press 1970. 1st edition 8vo. hardcover. 128pp. index, b/w plates. very good, small, light mark on bottom outer page edge near spine. otherwise a bright clean copy with no wear. / very good d/w with some light wear to edges and a small tear on rear corner. Scarce.
Book Number: 43690
Pelham Books, 1968 8vo. hardcover. 135pp. index, b/w illus. good-, tape marks on four pages, small hole on contents page, some soiling to edges of fep. / Fair d/w torn & chipped. Signed by author on fvep.."Yours Truly Ian Ure Arsenal FC
The Juniors: The Best for the Best - South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club
Book Number: 48020
Playright Publishing January 1, 2000 4to hardcover 232pp very good. Index. Illustrated with colour and b&w photo's. The story of George Wintle and his loyal band of true believers. The story that unfolds at the juniors in the years following 1959 is a colourful and troubled one. The story of the juniors is told in full wart 'n all, featuring heroes and villains, funny moments and sad. It is an Australian tale of a community drawn by a beloved cause and of the men and women working together side-by-side to build a great social club.
David Campese - Ironbark Legends
Book Number: 26904
Australia: Ironbark, 1996. Signed by Campese on half-title. 4to. hardcover. 114pp. colour & b/w illus. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Book Number: 31090
Australia: Ironbark, 1991. 4to softcover 210pp colour & b/w illus. very good. Inscribed by author on title page "To Frank all the best Gary Belcher"
Heart of the Game
Roberts, Michael (Ed)
Book Number: 31293
Hardie Grant Publishing 2001 4to hardcover 138pp colour & b/w illus. very good, small bump and tear on bottom cover edge. / very good d/w. 45 Years of Football on Television who could forget the streaker in the 1982 Richmond/Carlton Grand Final, or Malcolm Blightís massive kick after the siren in 1976? What about the Four and Twenty Pies commercial from the 60ís.
Ron Barassi's football clinic
Barassi, Ron. (edited by Jim Main ; photographs by Roger Gould)
Book Number: 31984
South Yarra, Vic. Currey O'Neil : 1983 4to softcover 60pp colour illus. very good. Australian rules football.
Clark, David. (co-ordinated by)
Book Number: 35756
Sydney Macmillan 1996 4to hardcover 113pp colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Stars of the '60s and where are they now?
Hayes, Dean P
Book Number: 48554
Sutton, Gloucester, 2002. 4to laminated boards, hardcover. 191pp. b/w illus. Very good+. British soccer stars.
Guardians of the Game : the history of the New South Wales Rugby Union 1874-2004
Mulford, J. G. (John G.)
Book Number: 49605
Sydney ABC Books 2005 4to hardcover 304pp index, b&w and colour illus. fine in fine d/w. Index. Includes CD rom. A comprehensive decade by decade history of the Union from 1874 to 2004. it features more than 80 select player profiles, team and player photographs, profiles on contributers to the game and statistics of 1500 Waratah players.
The History Of Rugby League Clubs
Collis,Ian and Alan Whiticker
Book Number: 58639
New Holland Publishers, Frenchs Forest, 2004. 4to. hardcover. 448pp. index, colour illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
My Life in Football
Charlton, Sir Bobby
Book Number: 61151
HeadlinePublishing, London 2009. 4to. hardcover. 282pp.282pp. colour illus. Very good+. / Very good d/w.
With the Wallabies
Book Number: 35859
Sydney ABC Books 1995 8vo hardcover 198pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Includes index.
The Top 100 Wallabies
Book Number: 39864
Random House 2004 Trade paperback. 374pp. Very good. Minor crease along spinefold, otherwise looks unread. Includes the top 10, Trevor Allen, David Campese, Ken Catchpole, John Eales, Mark Ella, Nick Farr-Jones, Tim Horan, Mark Loane, Michael Lynagh, Col Windon and 90 others. The lists are in Alphabetical order and not in rank order.
Book Number: 40501
HarperCollins Publishers January 2005 8vo softcover 320pp very good+. Index. Illustrated with photo's. There have been few better players in the game of Rugby League than Brad 'Freddy' Fittler. He's the boy from a broken home in Sydney's welfare wasteland who pulled himself up by his football bootlaces to captain his State and his country. Fittler, who retired after 16 seasons and almost 450 games at the very highest level, never forgot where he came from. He retained the same larrikin good nature that endeared him to his mates in his days at the Penrith club, which he helped win its first premiership. Later, with the silvertails of the eastern suburbs, he took part in another premiership win. He captained NSW to State of Origin victory and made a celebrated comeback to the Blues. Fittler's rise is much more than a sports story. It examines the issues that divide Australia. Like few others, he's straddled that divide. Drugs and beer and wild parties punctuated his youth. There was the tragedy of the death of one of his closest mates; the Super league saga; his own drunken episode outside a Sydney police station; being jailed in Mexico; the narrow escape from a woman out to get him; the male stalker - all these stories and more are told with characteristic honesty. It's a story that will make you laugh and make you cry. It offers a rare insight into the workings of some of Australia's best sporting teams.
Full Time : A Coach's Memoirs
Bob; Jameson, Neil Dwyer
Book Number: 44546
Pan Macmillan 2004 8vo hardcover 296pp colour illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Robbie Slater The Hard Way
Slatter, Robbie with Mathew Hall
Book Number: 46403
Harper Sports 1999 8vo. softcover. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good.
Shoot out : the passion and the politics of soccer's fight for survival in Australia
Book Number: 46732
Wiley 2004 8vo softcover 324pp near fine. Index. Illustrated with b&w photo's. n this book, ABC journalist Ross Solly traces the political infighting, nepotism and incompetence that has strangled the growth of the sport in this country for decades. The roll call of people who've tried to reform soccer, only to walk away in despair, is impressive. Even political heavyweights like Neville Wran, Nick Greiner and David Hill have had to admit defeat in the face of Machiavellian administrators and high farce. Following transfer scandals, resignations and damning top-level inquiries, Prime Minister John Howard had seen enough. He sent out an SOS ? get Frank Lowy back! Billionaire Lowy, CEO of the Westfield Group, had early success in establishing soccer in Sydney and nationally. Now, after dictating terms including a handpicked board of management and a war chest of $15 million, Lowy has presented Australian soccer with a radical plan for reforming the sport. So it's time for the final penalty shoot out to decide the fate of Australian soccer for decades to come. Can Lowy finally succeed in creating not just a vibrant national competition, but also a strong national team that can strut its stuff in time for the World Cup in Germany in 2006?
Book Number: 48163
Hardie Grant Books 2008 8vo softcover 258pp index, colour illus. near fine, review copy stamp on fep. Beginning his AFL career in 1992, Kouta quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and athletic players ever to play the game. Of Greek and Northern Italian heritage, Koutoufides made an early choice to switch from track and field athletics to Australian Rules football. A pin-up boy not only at Carlton, in November 2006 he won the final of Channel 7's hit show Dancing with the Stars. Kouta has never been far from the news (his reported $1 million contract caused a huge stir), but there have been very few players who could match his sheer dominance in the late '90s, and at his best he is simply indestructible. Koutoufides was the Brownlow Medal favourite in 2000; he won the Carlton Best and Fairest in 2001 and 2005; received All Australian honours in 1995 and 2000; and was one of the best on field in Carlton's 1995 Grand Final win. Koutoufides has felt the exhilaration of the highs but also suffered the lows. He was the Carlton captain during the tumultuous period of 2003-2006, when the club was in financial crisis, and twice finished bottom of the ladder. In Kouta, Anthony speaks candidly about his amazing football career, his life outside of football and how the game has changed during his time at the top.
A Football Life
Book Number: 48892
Pan Macmillan Australia 1998 8vo softcover 460pp very good. An attempt to explain why AFL football effects so many Australian live. Walker returns to the places an dteams that have shaped his life and collects the stories of other fans and former player. There is also an account of the impact AFL has on his own life and family. As passionate as the game itself.
The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story
Book Number: 51470
University of Queensland Press August 1, 2005 8vo softcover 304pp good reading copy. Photo's. The Pearl is the story of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league player. But it is not just the tale of a gifted footballer. It is the story of his family heritage; of his childhood in the southern Queensland town of Murgon; and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. It is the story of how he and his childhood sweetheart Elissa fought for their love in the face of community prejudices. It is also the story of Steve's journey from a small country town to play for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia, and build a reputation as one of the most admired attacking players in the game's history. The Pearl commemorates the end of Steve Renouf's football career but comes as he and Elissa and their five young children embark on the next stage of their lives.