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Sometimes it is hard to find that perfect gift for the Dad who has everything. A good old fashioned book could be the answer to your problems! Here is a sample of what is on offer right now that can help support your local author.


CRIMMO: THE PETER CRIMMINS STORY – By Leongatha author Dan Eddy

From beginning to end – including Crimmin’s untimely demise – this masterwork paints a picture of a man, despite his diminutive stature, who could only ever face the world head on. Whether diving into packs, shirtfronting much larger opponents or staring down the cancer that would ultimately claim him, Crimmo was the fiercest of competitors.

Far more than just a treatise on football, Crimmo – despite the tragedy that looms – is a celebration of the human spirit.

According to Crimmo’s close mate – 1967 and 1969 Hawks best and fairest Bob Keddie –  Eddy’s is “an exceptional book”

Meticulously researched, Eddy said the three year project was only made possible through the generosity of Peter’s wife Gwen, who kept everything ever written about her beloved husband.

To view a feature length article about this book, click here.

To purchase a copy of Crimmo, visit Dan Eddy Books  

Other titles available from Dan Eddy:

The Norm Smith Medallists

Always Striving: The Key Moments That Have Made the Essendon Football Club


On the Premiership Trail: More Travels in Victorian Country Football, the latest book from prolific country footy author Paul Daffey.

In his book on his country travels during the 2019 football season, Paul Daffey follows several stories. Nathalia, Kyabram and Sandy Creek all share a sizeable chunk of the well written yarns.

Another part of his travels focuses on the West Gippsland FNC Grand Final between Phillip Island and Cora Lynn, as well as Cam Pedersen – the Bulldogs’ ruckman.

For an excerpt from the book, click here.

You can purchase On The Premiership Trail direct from Paul Daffey. Email

Other titles available from Paul Daffey:

The Totem Poles of Ouyen United

RED TIME – By Leongatha Author Matt Dunn

With a cover that boasts Gippsland Power coach Rhett McLennan, former journalist Matt Dunn went down the fiction trail for his debut novel.

“When life, love and premiership glory are all on the line…Red Time has suddenly taken on greater significance for nomadic country footballer, Mick Stewart. While those final moments of the game have always been important for the renowned goal kicker, the stakes are even higher this time―with love, redemption and a missing woman’s life all on the line.With the clock ticking down to zero and everything at stake, will Mick finally find the road to lasting glory or just another dead end?”

Copies of Red Time are available to purchase online at Feather Knight Books.

To watch a promo video of the book, click here.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN – By Latrobe Valley author Laurie Williams

Local football historian, radio host and author Laurie Williams has put together a comprehensive look at all the former clubs in the West, South and Central areas of Gippsland that have competed since the late 1800’s

Copies of Gone But Not Forgotten can be purchased direct from the author for $25 posted. Email

Other titles available from Laurie Williams:
Gippsland Football Facts and Figures ($10 posted)

You can also combine both titles for $30 posted.

SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER: BAIRNSDALE FOOTBALL CLUB – By Gippsland born & raised Border Mail journalist David Johnston.

A fantastic local book about the history of the Bairnsdale Football-Netball Club, with a major focus on the 1981 flag won against Sale in the Grand Final.

Written by David Johnston who grew up in the region and started his career at the local Bairnsdale Advertiser and also played at the club at thirds level in the mid 80’s.

Locally written and locally printed.

This can be ordered for $25 via

Other titles available by David Johnston:

1970: Year of the Saints (History of Myrtleford Football-Netball Club) – this can be ordered direct via David for $25 including postage. Email


Author Bob Utber and Lang Lang FNC historian Lachie Barwick take readers on the long journey back to the late 1800’s when a meeting was held to form a football club.


Copies of ‘Heart and Soul’ – A history of the Lang Lang Football Club can be purchased for at a Father’s Day special of $35 including postage (usually $40+ postage) by contacting Bob Utber at

HISTORY OF THE LAKES ENTRANCE FOOTBALL CLUB (1892 – 1961) – By Lakes Entrance FNC life member Trevor Jackson

Trevor Jackson’s book on the History of the Lakes Entrance Football Club ( history of the early years 1892-1961) is now available for purchase.

Copies can be purchased for $45 by contacting Lakes Entrance FNC’s secretary Michelle Baade on 0438514101

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