As the AFL grand final approaches, football mania surges to its annual gut-wrenching climax for the hundreds of thousands of Aussie Rules fans around the country.
What drives fans to the heights of passion and the depths of despair? For an insight into the emotional intensity of football barrackers, join ABC football broadcaster and commentator Gerard Whateley for the launch of the book Passion Play: Love, Hope and Heartbreak at the Footy by Matthew Klugman.
Dr Klugman, a lecturer in sports studies at Victoria University, will also speak at the launch.
Where: Hill of Content Bookshop, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne (near Exhibition St)
Date: Wednesday 23 September
Media are invited to attend.
Media contact: Jim Buckell, A/Senior Media Officer
Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: firstname.lastname@example.org