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Hear from Michelle Ford about Turning the Tide

Hear from Michelle Ford about Turning the Tide


Turning the Tide by Michelle Ford Eriksson with Craig Lord is an incredible story of Olympic boycotts, death threats, the world's biggest state-sanctioned doping system, and misogyny.
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Announcing the Manly Writers' Festival program

Announcing the Manly Writers' Festival program


Featuring more than 80 authors, writers and session hosts across more than 40 conversations, the festival is an opportunity for readers and thinkers to attend a literary festival that is intimate, accessible, and gives a platform to local and emerging authors, as well as high profile and established literary names.
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Books for everyone!

Books for everyone!


This is what we did this year.
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The Year of the Matildas

The Year of the Matildas


We're delighted to announce that the up-to-date Encyclopedia of Matildas Beyond the World Cup 2023 has arrived on to our shelves, and on to those of really good bookstores around the country, just in time for Christmas. 
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It was 50 years ago today!

It was 50 years ago today!


Forget Sgt Pepper! 50 years ago today the indomitable Rale Rasic guided a bunch of part-timers to the 1974 World Cup in West Germany when Jimmy Mackay scored the goal, against South Korea in Hong Kong, that was enough to get Australia to its first World Cup finals. 
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Join us for the launch of 'Noddy'

Join us for the launch of 'Noddy'


Join us for the launch of Noddy: The Untold Story of Adrian Alston by Philip Micallef on Thursday 9th November 2023 at Gleebooks.
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A guide to building a team culture in the A-League

A guide to building a team culture in the A-League


For the first time in the history of the A-League Mens, a new book takes a look inside a championship winning season. The Vibe Manager – Inside the Central Coast Mariners 2023 A-League Championship, by former Socceroo Andy Bernal, is part-memoir, part insider account of the Central Coast Mariners run to, and ultimate success, in the A-League Men’s grand final earlier this year.
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Introducing the Manly Writers' Festival

Introducing the Manly Writers' Festival


Beyond the beach and the ferry, a literary festival for Manly. Introducing the Manly Writers' Festival, 15-16 March 2024.
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We support The Voice

We support The Voice


Fair Play Publishing is proud to be one of many Australian publishers to support The Voice to Parliament and a YES vote at the referendum on Saturday 14th October.
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The Socceroos World Cup Odyssey

The Socceroos World Cup Odyssey


Now that the World Cup is over (and what a five weeks that was!), we  turn to the Socceroos and a wonderful two-volume set from Emeritus Professor John Maynard outlining the Socceroos World Cup Odyssey from 1965 to 2002 (Volume 1) and 2006 to 2022 (Volume 2). 
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What makes a football fan?

What makes a football fan?


While everyone loves their national team, and we revel in the Matildas as they make their way through the World Cup, most of us usually start our passion for football with a club. Our latest book Football fans in their own write explores the concept of fandom. 
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Can't get enough of the Matildas?

Can't get enough of the Matildas?


The Australian women's football team, who are ranked #10 in the world heading into the tournament, kick-off their campaign to win the 2023 World Cup by taking on the much-less fancied Republic of Ireland (#22).
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Final Reminder: Don't miss the 2023 Football Writers' Festival

Final Reminder: Don't miss the 2023 Football Writers' Festival


What more can we say to convince you that the 2023 Football Writers' Festival has the best line-up of writing talent you'd ever hope to see, hear from, or meet in once place?
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Hear Us Roar - changing the game for emerging women football writers

Hear Us Roar - changing the game for emerging women...


"I am woman, Hear me roar" is the inspiration for Hear Us Roar - an anthology of emerging women football writers which comprises 17 stories from women in 11 countries with contributions that relate to player interviews, the business of football, women’s football development, fiction, and personal stories.
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The goalscoring dozen!

The goalscoring dozen!


Green and Golden Boots - Australia's overseas golden boot winners profiles the eleven men and one woman (Sam, of course) who have topped leagues as Golden Boot winners in overseas competitions. 
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One of a kind - the only Encyclopedia of a women's national team

One of a kind - the only Encyclopedia of a...


The Encyclopedia of Matildas - World Cup Edition is the only A-Z guide in the world of a national women's football team.
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A fascinating memoir about working in the male-dominated football world

A fascinating memoir about working in the male-dominated football world


Our latest release is Sally Freedman’s "Get Your Tits Out for the Lads" which takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the masculine and enigmatic world of football.
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EOFY savings

EOFY savings


EOFY savings with 40% off selected titles from now until 23rd June (or while stocks last).
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Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover


Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.

That's certainly the case with our two latest releases: Lucy Zeezou's Goal and Lucy Zeezou's Glamour Game by Liz Deep-Jones.

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And now we are 5!

And now we are 5!


It's 5 years today since we published our first book, the First Edition Encyclopedia of Socceroos by Andrew Howe. In those five years, we have published 40 books, and given new and previously published authors a voice.

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Football Writers' Festival, Theme 2 - That's a Fact!

Football Writers' Festival, Theme 2 - That's a Fact!


Let's talk about facts. It's for the curious, the truth-seekers, the fact-finders and knowledge-hunters. From award-winning international journalists to biographers, football historians to stats nerds—enjoy learning from, and debating with, the best in the business. #FWF23, July 15-17. 
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Football Writers' Festival Theme 1 - Hear Us Roar

Football Writers' Festival Theme 1 - Hear Us Roar


We have five themes for this year's Football Writers' Festival, so let's look at the first of them - Hear Us Roar, which is also the title of the anthology we are releasing of emerging women football writers following a global competition.

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50 years of being a sports journalist

50 years of being a sports journalist


Hell for Leather is Phil's autobiography and traces not just Phil's life but more than 50 years of Australian sporting history. Cricket, rugby league, Aussie Rules, rugby, football, racing, tennis. 
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Shirley's Story

Shirley's Story


​Shirley Singh was in Fiji with her husband attending a family wedding when she received a 'phone call to return to Australia immediately. The reason? Three of her four children had been murdered. It was 22 April 2003. 
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