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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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Another Bloody Sport Book, Andrews, Malcolm; Byrell, John; Crook, Frank
5 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
6 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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Athletes, triathletes & healthy Bodies, Batten, Noel
7 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
8 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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Steven Bradbury: Last Man Standing, Bradbury, Steven; Smart, Gary
9 Bradbury, Steven; Smart, Gary Steven Bradbury: Last Man Standing
Australia Geoff Slattery Pub 2005 0975728784 / 9780975728789 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
199 pages including b/w and colour illutrations. Speed skater Steven Bradbury collected perhaps the most unlikely, unthinkable gold medalin the history of the Olympics. His last-to- first roll to gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games captured the imagination of millions of people around the world. In crisp and colourful prose, Smart has captured Bradbury's larrikin life. Steven John Bradbury OAM is a former Australian short track speed skater and four-time Olympian, who won the 1,000 m event at the 2002 Winter Olympics. 
Price: 26.00 AUD
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The ABC of Cricket - The History, The Laws, A Glossary Of Terms, Brayshaw, Ian
10 Brayshaw, Ian The ABC of Cricket - The History, The Laws, A Glossary Of Terms
Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1985 0642530408 / 9780642530400 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
95 pages including b/w illustrations. Ian Brayshaw has written a ‘cricket team’ of books on sport, mainly about the summer game, and in this latest contribution to the literature of sport he draws on his broad knowledge of cricket and his deep experience as a player and broadcaster of the game to offer a unique insight into its long history, its intricate laws and its extensive vocabulary. Book Contents: A HISTORY OF CRICKET - The Origins; The MCC and LORD’s; Cricket Down Under; Spreading Its Wings; A Test of Strength; Some of the Greats; The Good Word; To the Present. THE GAME, THE LAWS, THE GROUNDS - The Game; The ‘Danger Area’ and Field Plaeings diagrams; The Laws; ‘Legal’ and ‘lllegal’ Deliveries diagrams; Signals diagrams; The Grounds. A VOCABULARY OF CRICKET. Brayshaw played 101 games for Western Australia, scoring 4325 runs, taking 178 wickets and completing l09 catches. He made three centuries for the State, played in six Sheffield Shield-winning teams and, in October 1967, became the third man to take all ten wickets in an innings of a Shield game by returning figures of 10-44 against Victoria in Perth. A family man with four children, Brayshaw lives in Perth. His other books on cricket for ABC Enterprises are Caught Marsh, Bowled Lillee and The Chappell Era. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Netball Skills, Brown, Joyce; Harris, John
11 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.
12 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
13 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: 11.00 AUD
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A history of Cricket, Chambers, Catherine
14 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
15 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
16 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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The mighty Bras - A suburban football story with intestinal Fortitude, Connolly, Paul
17 Connolly, Paul The mighty Bras - A suburban football story with intestinal Fortitude
Australia Affirm Press 2010 0980637864 / 9780980637861 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
192 pages. In the summer of 2003, a mob of mature Melbourne women threw caution, asthma inhalers and orthopaedic inserts to the wind and formed a soccer team to play in the lower division of the metropolitan league. That the world's media missed the birth of the Mighty Bras, the Brunswick Zebras all-ages team, was hardly a surprise - though it felt newsworthy to these brave novices and their friends and families. But Paul Connolly was there and has steered this unique team through its triumphs and tumbles ever since. His enthralling and humorous memoir is a suburban football story about friendship, community and shared ideals. The Mighty Bras is monument to the fact that winning isn't everything. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A round of golf: 18 holes with Peter Corris, Corris, Peter
18 Corris, Peter A round of golf: 18 holes with Peter Corris
Australia Allen & Unwin 1998 1864488530 / 9781864488531 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
169 pages. Every round of golf is a short story. It has a beginning, middle and end; obstacles are overcome, disasters experienced, triumphs achieved. Golf turns mild men and women into raging maniacs; wild, restless spirits into cold, calculating machines; adventurous optimists into gloom merchants; pessimists into buoyant risk-takers. Golf courses provide a variety of settings for these stories to be played out - howling wind, burning sun, driving rain or gentle mist; soothing breezes and shady glades. When a writer plays golf you can be sure that he or she (P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, John Updike) will write about it, usually humorously. Peter Corris has joined their ranks and, like them, has demonstrated that golf holds a comic mirror up to life like no other sport. Table of Contents: THE FRONT NINE The man who tried to give up golf; Sand; The horror hole; Cheating; Hole-in-one; The trip; The ghost; Tips; Handicapped. THE BACK NINE - The battle of the sexists; Bad manners; Water; Meeting Greg Norman; The great white groper; The operation; Putting; The grip; The Pro-Am. There is name in the 5th page. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Modern Hockey for Juniors, Craig, Mike
19 Craig, Mike Modern Hockey for Juniors
Australia Victorian Amateur Hockey Association 1979 0959575006 / 9780959575002 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
105 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. A book for young players and their coaches. Contents: Hockey explained step by step; For boys or girls; Modern teaching techniques; Linked to the age of the players; Many practice exercises and games; Correction of common faults; The basis of team-work and tactics; Over 100 illustrations. Mike Craig is one of Australia's most widely-known hockey coaches. He captained the Australian Olympic hockey team at the Rome Olympic Games, and was captain of Victoria for many years. He has coached widely in Australia, and toured Japan as a visiting coach prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games. He has been active in the development of accreditation courses for coaches in Victoria. For children. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain, Crowley, Cath
20 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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