Football Writers’ Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

1 Oct 2021 to 3 Oct 2021 Annual Event

The third annual Football Writers’ Festival – celebrating football (soccer), writing and ideas – with top authors, journalists, administrators and opinion leaders debating and discussing our game of opinions. This year’s theme is ‘Our Football, Our Culture’.

The Festival is also combined with the Michael Cockerill Oration and the ‘Portraits in Football’ photographic exhibition to be held the evening before.

The Michael Cockerill Oration is named in honour of the longstanding former ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ football journalist who combined a passion for the sport with a news for nose and an ability to hold people to account. The inaugural oration is being delivered by Fox Sports commentator and former player, Dr Andy Harper. The ‘Portraits in Football’ exhibition brings together a selection of photographs depicting Australian football history from the mid-20th century to the 1990s. It was formerly part of the Fairfax Media Archive and was sold to US interests, but has now been reacquired in Australia.


Bar Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet


From AU$15.00

All tickets AUD15. Must be purchased beforehand as numbers are limited to comply with COVID restrictions.

Event Dates

Annual Event

1 Oct 2021 to 3 Oct 2021

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