New PDF release: Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic

By Anita Heiss

AFL legends Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin are blood brothers and nice friends. also they are of the simplest footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. among them, they performed over 650 video games and kicked over 900 goals.

But what have been Goodesy and Magic like after they have been youngsters? what sort of scrapes did they get into in school? And what used to be it prefer to move from being common young ones to AFL superstars?

Find out all this and lots more and plenty extra in Kicking Goals, the tale of Adam and Michael’s friendship of their personal phrases, as instructed to Anita Heiss.

An Andyamathanha and Norungga guy born in Wallaroo, Adam Goodes made his senior AFL debut in 1999, and gained the AFL emerging megastar Award that yr. Adam has accomplished every little thing to which an AFL footballer can aspire. he's the video games list holder with the Sydney Swans, has two times tasted Grand ultimate victory, has two times been the recipient of Australian Football’s maximum person honour, the Brownlow Medal, has been named his club’s most sensible and Fairest participant thrice, has earned All-Australian honours 4 occasions, has captained Australia opposed to eire in overseas principles soccer and is a member of the AFL’s Indigenous workforce of the Century. In attractiveness of his neighborhood involvement and his enterprise but compassionate crusade opposed to racism, Adam used to be named Australian of the 12 months in 2014.

Michael O’Loughlin used to be drafted to the Sydney Swans in 1994 and performed the 1st of his 303 senior AFL video games for the membership the subsequent 12 months. He performed in 3 AFL grand finals, was once the club’s most sensible and fairest participant in 1998, and was once two times All-Australian and two times represented Australia in foreign principles. A member of the AFL’s Indigenous group of the Century, Michael was once a key participant within the Sydney Swans’ 2005 Premiership workforce. whilst he retired from soccer in 2009, he did in order essentially the most liked and embellished avid gamers within the heritage of the South Melbourne / Sydney Swans soccer membership. given that putting up the boots, Michael has been Head trainer of the AIS-AFL Academy, coached the Indigenous All-Stars group which toured eire in 2013, and has now come “home” to the Swans – as Head trainer of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.

Dr Anita Heiss is the writer of non-fiction, historic fiction, advertisement women's fiction, poetry, social statement and shuttle articles. She is an entire life Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy beginning and a proud member of the Wiradjuri kingdom of significant NSW. Anita was once a finalist within the 2012 Human Rights Awards and the 2013 Australian of the 12 months Awards. She lives in Sydney.

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