Project Description


DATE: 9 November, 2021
RRP: $39.99
ISBN: 9781922400888
Hardback, 288 pages
250 x 175 mm, jacketed

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Icons of Sport

by Kevin Sheedy

Footy legend Kevin Sheedy crosses codes to celebrate the most iconic Australian sportspeople of his time, paying tribute to the 28 men and women whose feats have most inspired him during a life in sport. 

From Jack Brabham and Evonne Goolagong Cawley to Ash Barty and Cadel Evans, this pantheon of Aussie greats also includes illuminating interviews with John Bertrand, Michelle Payne and Jessica Watson. 

An old footy rival gets a guernsey too – with Sheedy honouring Denis Pagan, the former player and coach who reinvented himself as a horse trainer and won the Australian Derby at his first attempt.

About the Author

Kevin Sheedy is one of the most colourful characters in Australian sport: a player, coach and innovator admired as much for his passion and spirit as for his exploits on the field. From his debut for Richmond 50 years ago, through nearly three decades as coach of Essendon and becoming foundation coach of Greater Western Sydney, ‘Sheeds’ has constantly worked to move Aussie Rules forward.

As a coach and player he racked up seven premierships and an all-time games record, but off-field he has also been the game’s greatest ambassador, driving Indigenous participation and putting the fans first as the dynamo behind now iconic events like Dreamtime at the ’G and the Anzac Day clash.

Photo credit: David Caird