PERRY, Todd

ISBN 978-1-922803-86-3
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One Chance

Lessons in Sport, Life, and Success

There is more to the game than just being on the court.

One Chance is a testament to how Todd Perry achieved his dreams and aspirations by following his passion for tennis, ultimately playing the most prestigious tournaments in the world against some of the most revered legends in the sport.

Todd provides his readers with insight into how to become a professional athlete, while embracing and prioritising all that was encountered on this own journey. He truly believes that triumphs are embedded within the lessons on the roads we are willing to travel…

ONE CHANCE, YOURS TO TAKE

Todd describes what it is really like to be on tour, the dedication, work and resilience that every tour player requires to break in and then succeed.

~ Todd Woodbridge

todd perry author

About the Author

At the age of five, Todd Perry embarked on his journey to pursue his passion for tennis, and by the age of twelve he had become the number one player in the state for his age. Because of Todd’s love for his chosen sport, he was able to find his life’s pathway both on and off the court.

Aged 20, Todd began travelling around the world competing in professional tournaments, and by the age of 22, he had gained a world ranking. Building on his success, this determined athlete played main drew singles at the Australian Open, thereafter focusing on a doubles career which was better suited to his skill set. He won six ATP Doubles titles and defeated titans on the tennis world including Nadal Djokovic and the Bryan Brothers.

After retireing as a professional player, he became the director and head coach of the Todd Perry Tennis Academy. Todd’s passion, derived from his experiences and journey now inspires children to pursue their dreams by utilising sport as a metaphor for their lives.

“We choose our sport for all the right reasons; always let that prevail through the journey.”
~Todd Perry

PORTER, Ben

Ten Clubs for 27 Years - The Golden Age of the SANFL by Ben Porter

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PAPERBACK, 400 pages, over 1,000 rare photos, every club profiled, over 400 player profiles

10 Clubs for 27 Years

The Golden Age of the SANFL

10 Clubs for 27 Years–The Golden Age of the SANFL gives an insight into South Australia’s contribution to the much-loved sport.

In 1964 two new clubs joined the SANFL to make up ten suburban clubs–marking the start of the ‘Golden Age’ of football in this state. South Australians seriously love their Aussie Rules football and attended the five weekly matches in droves. If the weather was kind, it was common for over 40,000 supporters to turn up and soak up the atmosphere after a hard week. The SANFL Grand Final played in the spring was televised across the country and attracted 50,000 spectators. In fact, the 1976 classic between traditional rivals Sturt and Port Adelaide attracted an official crowd of 66,897. Many pundits indicated that around 80,000 were actually there, as the Police opened the gates and allowed spectators to sit on the grass!

This a must-read for all Australian footy enthusiasts.

Ben Porter, self-published author of 10 clubs for 27 years: the Golden Age of the SANFL

About the Author

With my dad playing in the SANFL from 1959-66, Australian Rules football dominated my young life. Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, I played for Belair Primary School and dreamt of one day gracing the big stage. A typical Saturday during the winter months of the 70s and 80s revolved around freezing cold mornings playing against Mt Lofty up at Heathfield with frostbitten fingers as we threw ourselves around in the slush. Then it would be a rush home for a hot shower, a hotter cup of hot chocolate and then off to either Prospect, Unley or Norwood oval to stand on the terrace and barrack for my beloved team–The Roosters. My first taste of the SANFL was in 1976 at the Glenelg oval sitting on the wooden steps of the public grandstand. By 1978 I was a regular, although my team finished last. By 1979 I was collecting the footy budgets, wearing a scarf and a duffle coat and collecting autographs after the game as the heroes who trudged off the field sweaty and covered in mud. The SANFL stood on its own and the suburban-based competition produced its greatest era between 1964-90. I wrote this book to pay homage to the men who graced the fields every Saturday to do battle in the hope of securing the Premiership.

 
 

HARRADINE, Lee

ISBN 978-1-922452-38-2 PAPERBACK

Flags, Spoons & Knives

The first book on this famous club since 1986, Flags, Spoons and Knives is a unique look at the West Adelaide Football Club, celebrating its rich history and its wonderful players.

Get behind the scenes of the Neil Kerley sacking, what happened when Tony Modra first arrived at Richmond Oval, who was West’s most famous player, which household name nearly coached us in the 70’s, how was the 2015 premiership won, and the facts behind the famous events of a great club.

SIEGERT, Tom

ISBN 978-1-922337-76-4
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The Suburban Footballer

 

Tom Siegert is The Suburban Footballer

Tom was a below average junior player and his career has been in free fall ever since. It is the final round of the season and once again he finds himself in the familiar position of warming the interchange bench. It’s freezing cold, rain is tumbling down and his head is thumping with his worst hangover since last week. As he sits, wishing he was anywhere but playing a game of footy, he wonders why he does it to himself. Should this be his final season or should he go around one last time?

ISBN 978-1-922452-46-7
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Harry and the Footy Tree

 

Harry loves footy…
…but Harry was too small to play footy…
…or was he?

AMERY, Richard

BOOK REVIEW

ISBN 978-0-6485614-0-8
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The Five and Ten Men

TEN MEN WHO REDEFINED DISTANCE RUNNING

The story of ten men who helped define modern distance running.

The modern era of distance running, which began in the early part of last century, has been characterised by ever faster times and new records as the limits of endurance have been continually re-defined. The world records of today would have been largely unimaginable to previous generations of runners.

The classic events on the track for distance runners are the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, and over the period covered in this book, the world records have been reduced by over two minutes for 5,000 metres, and five minutes for the 10,000 metres. The records for both distances have been broken many times by many runners from a wide variety of countries.

However, despite the similarities in the physical requirements for each of the distances, only ten men have succeeded in breaking the world record for both events, making for an extremely select group. The group comprises runners from Finland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Russia, Australia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Each came to the sport in a different way, reflecting both the era in which they competed and the country in which they were born. This book looks at these individuals, their sporting careers, the way they trained, their personalities, and the times in which they competed. It is the story of ten men who changed what was thought possible in the field of human endurance.

 

About the Author

I have always been interested in distance running. Not quite sure why. It is certainly not because of any great ability on my part. On the distance running continuum I would place myself as average – not completely hopeless, but a long, long way from world class. My only ever decent run was somewhat tainted – being disqualified (later re-instated) after winning the state marathon title many years ago. The crime? Wearing the wrong coloured shorts. Let’s just say that my interest and enthusiasm for the sport far outweighed my ability.

It is this interest, and the wish to impart something of the history of the sport that brought me to the point of writing this book. The subjects chose themselves. Of the many record holders over the classic distances of five and ten thousand metres, there have only ever been ten who have held both records. Were it to be a book on the ten greatest distance runners the list would probably not be much different. Each in their own way played a significant part in showing just what was possible, and in so doing raised the bar for those to follow.

I often say that the hardest world record to break or gold medal to win is the 100metres, simply because probably just about everybody at some stage runs a 100m race. If you have some ability it is going to become apparent pretty early. Training will build upon whatever natural ability is present. The distance events are probably not far behind. Requiring little in the way of equipment or facilities, just about anybody can find out fairly easily if they have an aptitude for the sport. That of course is the easy part. The hard part is maximizing what ability they might have.

 

BORG, Matthew

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ISBN 978-0-6485544-6-2
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A Wrestling Memoir

Pulling no punches. Setting the record straight on Australian wrestling culture in the 2010’s.

Matthew Borg’s wrestling career began in 2011 and ended in 2015. This memoir is a rundown of Borg’s time in the so-called “fake” sport of professional wrestling: the good, the bad and everything else in between.

This leaves one to ponder … is the world of professional wrestling really what it seems?

One night, specifically that of July 31, 2013, I was home alone in the lounge room watching Channel 7’s AFL documentary The Inside Man. A 60 Minutes style expose on the now infamous Essendon drug scandal wherein Luke Darcy sat down with former Essendon strength and conditioning coach Dean Robinson in an exclusive one-on-one interview. Robinson unflinchingly dished the dirt on what happened behind closed doors and the longer the interview went on, the more I could empathise with his firmly held beliefs in his pursuit for natural justice and by the end, I had no reason whatsoever to doubt his version of events.

I did not know it on the first occasion I watched in 2013, but it was to be this hour and a half of gripping television that when watched again later, would provide the impetus for what is to follow.

To be crystal clear, what you will not be reading is an in-depth look at my entire life – that is another story to be told later down the line. What you will be reading instead is an entire rundown of my time in the so-called “fake” sport of professional wrestling.