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Learn to Surf - Intermediate Level
1 Learn to Surf - Intermediate Level
Australia Academy of Surfing Instructors 2004 0975152319 / 9780975152317 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo 
126 pages including colour illustrations. Learn: Where to find surf breaks; How to pick the best waves for surfing; Which surfboard is best for the intermediate surfer; Which weather conditions are best for creating surf; How to choose the right surfboard accessories for you; What surf water clothing to wear at the intermediate level; Easy ways to get out past the breaking waves; The right way to paddle and ride safely around other surfers / swimmers; 5 steps to turning successfully on the wave; I-low to identify the best take-off point; How to perform surfing manoeuvres: cut-backs, re-entries; How to link surfing manoeuvres. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Learn to Surf for Beginners
2 Learn to Surf for Beginners
Australia Academy of Surfing Instructors 2003 0975152300 / 9780975152300 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo 
66 pages including colour illustrations. Learn: - what waves to catch; - how to choose a surfboard; - surf safety and hazards; - what clothing you should be wearing; - how to properly wax a surfboard; - 6 easy ways to negotiate waves; - correct paddling technique; - if you are a natural or goofy footer; - 5 steps to standing up; - common mistakes in standing up; - how to turn the surfboard; - surf etiquette and when to use it. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Sport in Australian History (Australian Retrospectives), Adair, Daryl; Vamplew, Wray
3 Adair, Daryl; Vamplew, Wray Sport in Australian History (Australian Retrospectives)
Australia Oxford University Press 1998 0195535901 / 9780195535907 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
169 indexed pages. Australians are often said to be obsessed with sport, and playing and watching sport have long been regarded as national pastimes. Sport in Australian History is an innovative and exciting study of the political, economic, social, and cultural role that sport has played in Australia since European settlement. The authors investigate many of the myths surrounding the place of sport in Australian culture. They demonstrate that, although Australians are far from unique in their fascination with sport, a historical study of their involvement - both as participants and spectators - can nevertheless tell us a great deal about Australian society. Indeed, in many respects, sport can be viewed as a microcosm of wider society, reflecting, for example, attitudes to violence and gender relations. Taking a thematic approach, the authors dwell on the values, ideas, and myths that have shaped the nations sporting culture over time. The book focuses on issues such as the sports industry; the place of women; the participation of groups not traditionally involved in mainstream Australian sport (such as Aborigines, the disabled, ethnic groups, and the aged); the influence of science and technology; and controversial topics such as violence, drugs, corruption, the law, and the role of childrens sport. Readers interested in sport, culture, recreation, and history will find much to enjoy in this challenging and thought-provoking book. Contents: Part 1: Sporting belief,historical record. Part 2: The sports industry. Part 3: Political football. Part 4: Sporting women. Part 5: Groups on the margins - minority experiences in sport. Part 6: Stretching the limits - sports performance. Part 7: Not "playing the game" - problems in sport. Part 8: State of play; major readings. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Rugby League Quiz Book - Test Your Knowledge of the Great Game!, Adams, Tony
4 Adams, Tony The Rugby League Quiz Book - Test Your Knowledge of the Great Game!
Australia Penguin 2003 0143001612 / 9780143001614 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
vii + 201pages including 16 pages of b/w plates. The ultimate challenge for sports trivia buffs and league fans. While you try out your footy expertise and that of your friends and family, you will also discover many fascinating facts about rugby league, its history and its icons. Tony Adams is a sports journalist who writes for Rugby League Week and was previously a sports reporter for the Daily Telegraph in Sydney for nearly twenty years. He has won a number of awards for both news and feature writing and has also been collecting and publishing sports trivia for several years. There is a crease in the front cover and a black mark in the lower page edges.. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Our Don Bradman : the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932, Allen, Peter
5 Allen, Peter Our Don Bradman : the diary of Victor McDonald, Sydney, 1932
Australia Scholastic 2004 1865045918 / 9781865045917 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
213 pages. Victor McDonald is cricket mad. He plays for his school team and his dream is to meet his cricketing hero, Don Bradman. But Australia is in the grip of the Great Depression. Work isn't easy to come by. Victor's father has lost his job and the family is moving to Sydney. Despite the daily struggle of life in inner Sydney, Victor not only sees Don Bradman in action, he even gets to meet him. With the England cricket team coming to Australia, Victor knows it's going to be a great cricket season. But England has some nasty surprises in store. This will be one cricket season the Australians - and Victor - will never forget. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Another Bloody Sport Book, Andrews, Malcolm; Byrell, John; Crook, Frank
6 Andrews, Malcolm; Byrell, John; Crook, Frank Another Bloody Sport Book
Australia ABC 1997 0733306063 / 9780733306068 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
217 pages. There’s a whole cricket bag of things in here that set it apart from all those buck-a-dozen, predictable, inevitable biographies about footballers and cricketers, lady horse trainers and athletes. Or those snail- speed, picky code histories and record books. In this collection of stories you can ?nd a bucketful of stuff you never knew about. Another Bloody Sports Book contains dead-set outright proof positive that’ll squash some of sport’s most cherished moments and skewer some of its big names. And it does it all with a big wide grin. In order to come by this kind of highly con?dential and revealing gear it’s handy to have the services of a trio of knockabouts like Malcolm Andrews, John Byrell and Frank Crook who’ve witnessed more mix-ups, muck-ups and biff-ups than Tiger Woods has records. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Specky Magee and the Season of Champions, Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry
7 Arena, Felice; Lyon, Garry Specky Magee and the Season of Champions
Australia Puffin 2004 0143300628 / 9780143300625 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
223 pages. Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good - perhaps good enough to win a scholarship to a prestigious sporting school. But a knee injury sees him sidelined, and suddenly his future is filled with uncertainty. Will his team make it to the finals without him? Will he be able to play if they do? And how is he going to impress the talent scout if he can't play footy? Meanwhile, he'll have to deal with his rival and worst enemy, Screamer Johnson, and he will meet the mysterious Tiger Girl and the Great McCarthy. Join Specky Magee as he finds out why there's more to being a champion than just being a legend on the field. For upper primary and lower secondary school age children. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Pivot and Win (Netball Gems), B. Hellard; L. Gibbs
8 B. Hellard; L. Gibbs Pivot and Win (Netball Gems)
Australia Random House 2015 0857987682 / 9780857987686 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
135 pages including illustrations. Is being a Gem enough for determined Lily? Lily comes from a family of great netballers and dreams of playing for the Diamonds one day. She loves being on court and jumping for every intercept. But Lily's worried that she might never be tall enough to make it as a professional player. How can she get people to look past her height? To add to Lily's troubles, something mysterious is going on at home. Things keep disappearing and turning up in the strangest places. Could her troublemaker brother have anything to do with it? Maybe a new move and a secret weapon will help Lily become the netball dynamo she is desperate to be! For children. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Athletes, triathletes & healthy Bodies, Batten, Noel
9 Batten, Noel Athletes, triathletes & healthy Bodies
Australia Vitality Pub 1996 0958687102 / 9780958687102 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
74 pages including b/w illustrations. Whilst this book reveals some of the secrets of the super athlete, in its entirety it will assist many others to realize their individual goals of fitness health happiness and longevity. My understanding of the advanced procedures of health and ?tness began at the age of 13 when I suffered from an illness that put me into a coma for several days. Instead of studying for school grades as a teenager, I found myself studying for survival, using books written by exceptional athletes, doctors who accepted the principals of both eastern and western medicine and that unbelievable minority of people who have healed themselves of disease such as cancer. The anguish that my personal crisis caused, changed my whole outlook on life, and exposed principles of the connection between mind and body that allowed me to understand some of our mysteries of life. My learning process not only led me to success over illness, but also exposed secrets that led to super ?tness and strength, enabling me to enjoy national success as an athlete (the author). Contents: My Personal Trauma; My First Discovery (Oxygen); My Second Discovery (Emotions); My Third Discovery (Hormones); Emotions, Breathing and Visualisation; The Importance of Oxygen Reserves; The Hormone that Destroys Our Breathing; The Three Lung Actions; The Effects of gisualisation; Mind Requests; Visualisation to Assist Triathletes; Goal Setting and the Hormonal Effect; Endorphins and Hypnosis; The Hormone that slows us down and encourages us to put on weight; The Gradual increase of hormonal response; The Importance of Sensitivity; The Wrist Pulse Variation Test; Our Natural Make-up; The Unrealised Healing Potential of Blood Flow Exercising; The Nature Within Us; Understanding Digestion and Energy; The Importance of Natural Glucose and Insulin; Hormones and Energy; Alternative Exercising to Assist the Triathlete; The Best Method of Breathing During Weight Training; The Lung Efficiency Exercise. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Power of Many: The Inside Story, Beasley, Allen
10 Beasley, Allen Power of Many: The Inside Story
Australia Random House 1998 0091837103 / 9780091837105 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
127 pages including colour illustrations. 1997 was it - the season every Port Adelaide supporter had been waiting for. The club generally considered to be the most successful in the history of Aussie Rules had finally gained entry to the AFL, the premier competition in the nation. However, despite a tradition built around an unrelenting will to win and despite being known as ’the Power’, predictions from media experts suggested the newcomers to the competition would struggle. Some even went as far to say Port Adelaide wouldn't win a game. How wrong they were. This is a book written by two diehard supporters who, for around six months of every year, are totally captured by the joy of being fanatical about supporting their club. A book by two people who have the greatest admiration for the achievements of an extraordinary football team in its first year in the big league. Above all, however, The Power of Many is a book that will stand as testament to the dawning of a new era in the history of the Port Adelaide Football Club. An era set to continue one of the finest traditions in Australian sporting history. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The wit of Cricket, Brayshaw, Ian
11 Brayshaw, Ian The wit of Cricket
Australia Currawong Press 1981 090800107 1st Australian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
111 pages including black & white photos and full page cartoons by Bill Mitchell. The Wit of Cricket celebrates the marvelous humour - a special blend of dry wit and boisterous fun - that has always had its place in the great game. From W.G.Grace to Demiis Lillee, from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to Lords, from New Zealand to the West Indies, here are the stories from behind the scenes - or at least out of earshot of most spectators. Some are wild, all are droll and most are side splitting. The majority of the yarns involve the great players, but others have been gleaned from the fans, administrators, umpires, the cricket media and even the odd junior... the world of cricket. And who better to illustrate this collections of witticisms than cartoonist Bill Mitchell? He is, after all, an avid fan hnnself. There is also a foreword by Dennis Lillee and some dashing photographs, both old and new. Ian ‘Sticks’ Brayshaw has been part of the Australian cricketing scene for 20 years, and he is still part of it, though retired as a player. He loves the game, its characters, and its champions. No cricketer or cricket fan will be able to put this book down. And even those who are bewildered by the intricacies of the grand game will appreciate that this sport, at least, is in no danger of losing its sense of humour. There is a blacked out stamp in the front fly. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Netball Skills, Brown, Joyce; Harris, John
12 Brown, Joyce; Harris, John Netball Skills
Australia Doubleday 1988 0868243124 / 9780868243122 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
128 pages including illustrations. This book teaches netball simply and is aimed at beginners, players looking for ways to improve their game and coaches. It enables the learner to master the skills and tactics of the sport - and above all, to enjoy the game. The various techniques of catching, passing, attacking and defending are presented in order of dif?culty with step-by-step instructions for learning and perfecting each skill. Each unit includes a selection of group activities and mini games for developing the skills, together with some suggested exercises for practising netball by yourself. This book also includes hints for playing each of the positions in the game and a summary of rules to assist the beginner. With a Foreword by the Australian Netball Team Captain, Anne Sargeant, and 28 spectacular colour photographs of the team in action, this book is an invaluable resource for all new players and coaches. Netball is one of Australia’s most popular sports and our success in the sport at the international level reflects the strength and commitment of netballers throughout the country. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Softball for Teachers, Coaches and Players, Browne, J.; Jones, J.
13 Browne, J.; Jones, J. Softball for Teachers, Coaches and Players
Australia Rigby 1984 0727019414 / 9780727019417 Revised & Up-Dated Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
56 pages including illustrations. A handbook intended for the use of people interested in softball, now a popular sport for men as well as women. lt describes every aspect of the game the area on which it is played, equipment, rules, positions and responsibilities of individual team members, umpiring, and scoring. There is also an outline of the finer points of positional play and suggestions for effective lesson plans, games, and competitions to guide teachers and coaches in conducting practice sessions. Every participant in this popular sport will bene?t from the information it contains. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them, Cannane, Steve
14 Cannane, Steve First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them
Australia ABC Books 2009 0733321143 / 9780733321146 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
231 pages including b/w illustrations. Australia has dominated test cricket over the past 130 years. But it's not the formal cricket academies or high-end coaching that are responsible for the Australian cricket team's winning ways. The backyard has been the real academy of Australian cricket. Don Bradman's unique grip, stance and backlift all evolved in response to the pace at which the golf ball rebounded off the tank stand in his backyard games. Greg Chappell's trademark flick off the hip shot was invented on his backyard wicket where the best scoring opportunities lay on the leg side. Alan Davidson bowled accurately because he had to. If he missed the stumps on his home-made pitch, he had to chase the ball down the hill into the scrub. Doug Walters played spin with ease because his ant-bed backyard pitch spun like a top. Neil Harvey's immaculate footwork came from playing balls that darted viciously off the cobblestones in his back lane. This collection of cricketers and the stories of the backyards that made them gets to the heart and soul of their game. Facing up to hostile brothers on dodgy pitches created a love of competition and developed the skills and the toughness that took them to the top in test cricket. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A history of Cricket, Chambers, Catherine
15 Chambers, Catherine A history of Cricket
Australia Black Dog Books 2011 1742032087 / 9781742032085 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages including b/w illustrations. For backyard cricketers, aspiring national heroes - and everyone in between. For millions of fans worldwide, cricket is the world. But how did this game that has too many rules and can take days to play take hold in every corner of the globe? This is the updated history of the quirkiest sport on the planet. Any other sport is just not cricket! About the Author Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide and was shaken but not stirred by an earthquake that hit the city four hours later. She has lived in Nigeria, Portugal and England where similar disturbances have occurred. Catherine took a degree in African History and Swahili and then entered the world of publishing. She enjoys writing about history, cultures and religions , and reckons that sport can satisfy all three. She loves traveling, but never as much as the times when she and her family chugged across Europe in their old VW bus. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Cricket Classics - 100 Great Test Matches from a Century of Cricket, Chizmesya, John
16 Chizmesya, John Cricket Classics - 100 Great Test Matches from a Century of Cricket
Australia Cassell 1981 0726914169 / 9780726914164 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Chizmesya, John 
200 fully b/w illustrated pages. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Basic Athletics for Beginners and Coaches, Clohessy, Pat et al
17 Clohessy, Pat et al Basic Athletics for Beginners and Coaches
Australia Sun Books 1986 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
82 pages including b/w illustrations. Introduction to seven major events in athletics. Well-known National Event Coaches write on rules and basic training methods, with clear, step-by-step instructions, photographs, diagrams and technical models against which to measure progress. Learn the fundamentals of: distance running - with Pat Clohessy of the Australian Institute of Sport, coach of champion Robert de Castella; high jumping - with Fletcher McEwen, National Event Coach; hurdling - with Jean Roberts, based on material by the late Gary Knoke, Olympic hurdler and National Event Coach; long jumping - with John Boas, National Event Coach and coach of champion Gary Honey; throwing the discus - with Jean Roberts, Olympic athlete and National Event Coach, 1980-84; throwing the javelin - with Colin Smith, British Olympic representative and now our National Event Coach; sprinting - with John Daly, National Event Coach and coach of Olympic star Glynis Nunn. Name in the first page. Some highlighting. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Talking Cricket With Frank Crook, Crook, Frank
18 Crook, Frank Talking Cricket With Frank Crook
Australia ABC 1989 0733300049 / 9780733300042 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
120 pages. There is a innscription in the inside front cover and in first page. Arthur Morris . . . Ray Lindwall . . . Peter Burge . . . Alan Davidson . . . all of them great names of cricket and all of them responsible for deeds that will live as long as the game is played. In Talking Cricket, they tell their stories in their own words. Morris and Lindwall, giants of Bradman’s all-conquering 1948 tourists . . . the dazzling all-rounder Davidson. . . and the powerful Burge, built like a blacksmith, who single-handedly turned defeat into victory in two memorable Test knocks. Talking Cricket boasts a wonderful cast of characters, cricketers past and present. Players like Brian Booth, Ross Edwards, Bob Holland, Peter Philpott, Martin Kent and Graham Yallop It also looks at the ame from the point of view of the cricket author and scorer, a closed world remote from the game’s followers. Talking Cricket started life as a series of interviews on ABC Radio during the 1989 Test series. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain, Crowley, Cath
19 Crowley, Cath The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain
Australia Pan 2004 0330364561 / 9780330364560 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
233 pages. Goal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National Championships. To Nick. To everything she's every wanted. Or so she thinks. Gracie's about to find out that life is messy. And hard. And beautiful. For young adults. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Pick Me Up & Run - A Simple Guide to Rugby, David O'Neil
20 David O'Neil Pick Me Up & Run - A Simple Guide to Rugby
Australia Winky Press 1994 0646173332 / 9780646173337 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Scott Rigney 
93 pages including introduction by David Campese, b? illustrations and glossary. The Technical Advisory Committee of the Australian Rugby Football Union has reviewed the manuscript for Pick Me Up 8 Run and endorses it as an easily understood guide to the game of rugby. While the publication The Laws of Rugby is the ultimate authority governing the game. This book provides a valuable introduction to the sport. We also appreciate that you have chosen to include in your book a reference directory that will assist new enthusiasts to develop their rugby knowledge and involvement in the game. Your book is a practical contribution to understanding the game of rugby and the international spirit that it creates. There is moderate wear and a small scratch in page 43. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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