Doing it for the Jumper, the St Pat's Ballarat Tradition
by James Gilchrist
“The St Pat's culture of winning was the envy of all schools and clubs
in the Ballarat Area. It has produced VFL Brownlow Medallists, club
captains, premiership players and above all some truly decent
Collingwood Coach - Mick Malthouse
"A footballer's ability, attitude and approach to life is shaped by where he comes from. From behind the scenes, Wednesday Warriors weaves together the past, the future and the emotional, eventful present of the St Pat's football team."
Emma Quayle, The Age
“A fantastic read. It
brought back memories of running to the school canteen to find my name
on the team sheet and dreaming of one day playing on the MCG. It
reminds us how history and traditions can create the passion that
inspires young men to create their own moments in history.”
James McDonald, Captain - Melbourne FC
is the dramatic account of six young footballers as
they strive to etch their names in the tradition of the famous St.
Patrick’s College Ballarat. Enriching their story are the memories of
past players who made their names in the Big League.
Inspired by an idealistic and courageous coach the boys of 2009 aspire
to the ultimate prize in Victorian Schoolboy Football. While some dream
of the draft, others look to define their identity and friendships
through Australia’s greatest code and to MAKE THEIR OWN HISTORY.
At a time when footballers are often making news for the wrong reasons
Wednesday Warriors offers a reminder of the positives that can come
through sacrifice, teamwork, mateship and youthful idealism. This is
the football that underpins the professional ranks raw, emotional and
all about the jumper.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 November, 2009.