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We Are Geelong

Various

Published 2009
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Hardcover
280 pages
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The city of Geelong and football have been entwined since the second half of the 19th century - from the moment the Geelong Advertiser carried a notice announcing a meeting for the formation of a football club on July 16, 1859. This book celebratesMoreThe city of Geelong and football have been entwined since the second half of the 19th century - from the moment the Geelong Advertiser carried a notice announcing a meeting for the formation of a football club on July 16, 1859. This book celebrates the clubs 150th anniversary. Includes essays from Australias leading football writers and historians, complemented by strong photographs and memorabilia.For a football club based 75 kilometres from Melbourne, Geelong has exerted remarkable influence in Australian Football from the games formative years. Geelong was the powerhouse of the VFA, winning seven premierships from 1878-86.One of the original VFL clubs in 1897, Geelong and its loyal bunch of fans have experienced plenty of highs on and off the field. This book is a story of the club from regional Victoria that has risen to become a power of the national game.