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About the author:
Will Brodie is a writer and image-maker
from Melbourne, Australia. He co-wrote One
Week At A Time: A Supporter's Diary of AFL
season 1995 with Matthew O'Connor and
he is the author of the novel Suburban Tours
(2009). He worked as a producer, editor
and writer for between 2004
and 2014, reporting on the Australian Ice
Hockey League between 2011 and 2014. His
work can be found at and

Reality Check

Travels in the Australian Ice Hockey League

Authored by Will Brodie
Edition: 1

Yes, there's ice hockey in Australia.
There's a thriving national league featuring dedicated locals and adventurous internationals.
They train and play like professionals, pushing their underground sport to the brink of emergence, but no-one gets paid.
Former Age writer Will Brodie spent a year chronicling the quirky outposts of this unique hockey backwater, discovering a fragile but tenacious community reliant on co-operation as much as competition.
If you like your sport intense but informal, exhilarating but irreverent, this book is for you.
Come along for the read and let Reality Check remind you that sport should be fun and it can still be inspiring.

Publication Date:
0646932047 / 9780646932040
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Hockey / General

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