Football Writers' Festival

Friday 01 October 2021 to Sunday 03 October 2021

Overview

The third annual Football Writers' Festival - celebrating football (soccer), writing and ideas - with top authors, journalists, administrators and opinion leaders debating and discussing our game of…

The third annual Football Writers' Festival - celebrating football (soccer), writing and ideas - with top authors, journalists, administrators and opinion leaders debating and discussing our game of opinions. This year's theme is 'Our Football, Our Culture'.

The Festival is also combined with the Michael Cockerill Oration and the 'Portraits in Football' photographic exhibition to be held the evening before.

The Michael Cockerill Oration is named in honour of the longstanding former 'Sydney Morning Herald' football journalist who combined a passion for the sport with a news for nose and an ability to hold people to account. The inaugural oration is being delivered by Fox Sports commentator and former player, Dr Andy Harper. The 'Portraits in Football' exhibition brings together a selection of photographs depicting Australian football history from the mid-20th century to the 1990s. It was formerly part of the Fairfax Media Archive and was sold to US interests, but has now been reacquired in Australia.

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