Billy Slater: From far north to the top


Hailing from Innesfail in rugged far north Queensland, Billy Slater’s rugby league days began in the tough local Foley Shield competition, where his father and uncles had played before him. The struggle Billy endured to pursue the game, from his modest roots and remote locale, is symptomatic of the strength of character and physicality that saw him go on to play for the Melbourne Storm and eventually be voted the best footballer in the world. Now John Ellicott presents a finely crafted portrait of the star fullback: from his Spanish background and his family’s beginnings up north, to the great rivalries of the Queensland towns who battled it out for the Foley Shield, through the eyes of former read more

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ISBN:

9781742707457

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

380g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Ellicott

John Ellicott is a sports journalist who has contributed to the major Australian newspapers. He has written three books, A year on the punt, Waterhouse & Smith and Uncommon Heroes of Rugby League.