Title Rocket Science: The Rodney Eade Story
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia Macmillan 2008
1405038667 / 9781405038669
Seller ID 050280
184 pages including b/w illustrations. Rodney Eade has had an incredible journey in sport and in life. Growing up in Tasmania, sport was always an integral part of his life, with his dad playing state football and cricket. Early on, it looked as if cricket would be Rodney's game. Then the Hawthorn Football Club took him across Bass Strait as a 17-year-old to play VFL football. Little did anyone know - least of all Rodney himself - what lay ahead: four Premierships with Hawthorn; coaching the first interstate team to win a premiership; coaching the Swans to their first Grand Final since moving to Sydney; and becoming just the 12th person in the history of the game to both play and coach 200 games. Eade's life and career is an extraordinary story, and Kevin Hillier has interviewed a huge range of footballing talent and experience to fully do it justice. Full contents: Chapter 1 - The Tassie years; Chapter 2 - Hawthorn; Chapter 3 - The reluctant coach - the Brisbane Bears; Chapter 4 - Swanning it in Sydney; Chapter 5 - Going to the Dogs; Chapter 6 - The bloke; Chapter 7 - The Coach: what others think; Chapter 8 - Footy thoughts, philosophies and the future; Chapter 9 - Rocket's Dream Team.