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Kevin Sheedy : the complete illustrated autobiography celebrating 50 years of footy

Sheedy, Kevin, 1945-2018
Kevin Sheedy is the biggest figure in Australia's biggest sport, and has played and coached more games than anyone else in the history of Australian rules. This illustrated autobiography comes on the 50th anniversary of his first senior game, and is an intimate, funny and fascinating portrait of the man, the footballer and the larrikin. Although 'Sheeds' won three Premiership flags with Richmond as a player, four with Essendon as a coach, and was foundation coach for emerging powerhouse Greater Western Sydney, he is one of the few footy figures who transcends club loyalties. Loved by all for his colourful ways and fortnight opinions, Sheeds is also admired for his pioneering spirit, for conceiving the Anzac Day game, and for being a passionate advocate of indigenous participation at every level of football. Featuring over 300 photographs, including many from his own private collection that have never been seen before, the book covers everything from his footballing heritage, through all the ups and down of his career, right up to a commentary on footy today.
South Melbourne, VIC : Affirm Press, 2018.
270 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.
First published: 2017.
Origins -- The yellow & black -- Back-pocket plumber -- Becoming a bomber -- The 1980s -- The 1990s -- The 2000s -- Promoting footy -- The Giants -- Return to Essendon -- Life outside football -- Sheedy's team of half-century
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography796.336 SHEAvailable
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