From the Outer by Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes | Black Inc.

From the Outer: Footy Like You've Never Heard It

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About the editor

Nicole Hayes

Nicole Hayes’s debut release, The Whole of My World (2013), is a Young Adult novel and the first “footy novel” to feature a teenage girl. It was longlisted for the 2014 Gold Inky and shortlisted for the 2014 YABBAs. Her second novel, …

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Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer, poet and broadcaster. She is a regular guest on ABC 774 and Radio National. She has appeared in ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. She was a 2014 Fellow at the State …

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Praise for From the Outer

From the Outer is a timely reminder of what keeps us coming back to the oval.’ —Books+Publishing

Teachers' Resources


Identity and belonging; Football culture; Female perspectives; Indigenous perspectives; LGBTI perspectives; Immigrant perspectives;

Reading age

Grades 9-12


A celebratory anthology of Aussie Rules stories from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability or a foreign accent.


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