The Mighty Bras: A Suburban Football Story with Intestinal Fortitude


In the summer of 2003, a mob of mature Melbourne women threw caution, asthma inhalers and orthopaedic inserts to the wind and formed a football (soccer) team to play in the lower division of the metropolitan league. The Mighty Bras - as the Brunswick Zebras became known - have defied the odds and their old bones ever since to prove that, well, winning isn't everything. Coach and author Paul Connolly has steered the Bras through their occasional triumphs and frequent troubles. His deft and delightful memoir is a suburban sports story about friendship, community and shared ideals. And testament that football is, indeed, a ‘funny old game'.

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ISBN:

9780980637861

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 15cm

RRP:

$29.95

Category:

Sport , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Affirm Press

Published:

01 April 2010

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly is an award-winning sports journalist who has written for the major newspapers and currently writes for The Guardian. He is also the author of three books, including The Mighty Bras, a memoir of a suburban football season and was editor of Rugby League's Greatest Hits. Paul lives in Melbourne.