• FPP Team

#FWF21 only four months away!

We're gearing-up for this year’s Football Writers’ Festival, once again to be held at Jamberoo, south of Sydney from 1-3 October, 2021.


Now in its third year, the Festival which is for football readers, writers, thinkers and dreamers has a theme of 'Our Football, Our Culture'.

The program is designed to explore the topic of football culture in all its facets: from history to the future, and how we use football culture for passion and purpose.

The 2021 Festival will include one-on-one conversations with Professor John Maynard; former Socceroo and author of the recently released Riding Shotgun - the Autobiography of the Original Wizard of Oz, Andy Bernal; and longstanding advocate for athletes' rights in Australia and globally, Brendan Schwab, now the Executive Director of the World Players' Association.

Authors to be featured from 2021 books include Jason Goldsmith and Lucas Gillard, Texi Smith, Dr Hunter Fujak, Dr Greg Downes and Vicky Krayem.


The Festival will include four social elements:

  • The Opening Night of the 'Portraits in Football' Exhibition at the Jamberoo School of Arts on Friday 1st October;

  • The Legends Happy Hour with players from the Socceroos and Matildas on Saturday 2nd October;

  • Hard Quiz with the Ladies League; and

  • Pre-Breakfast 6-a-side on Sunday 3rd October.


For anyone who loves talking and thinking about football with genuine ‘football people’ in an environment which is relaxed, friendly, conversational and – dare we say it, unlike social media – non-confrontational … this is a fabulous weekend. Check out the website for further information.


We hope you can join us.