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Jews have made a unique and profound contribution to the Australian sporting landscape. Among them: world champions, rugby internationals, AFL premiership winners, test cricketers, Olympic medallists and countless administrators who have kept major clubs and codes afloat. Yet their part in the on-field and off-field narrative of Australian sport has been left unwritten. Until now.
People of the Boot: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport tells the remarkable and unheralded stories of how an ethnic community forged their own distinct path in Australian sport. It draws together some of Australia’s brightest journalists, sport writers, editors, researchers and broadcasters to offer fresh insights into a remarkable tale of multicultural success.
About the editors: Ashley Browne is a senior writer for AFL Media, who formerly worked for The Age and Sportal Australia, and was national editor of the Australian Jewish News. He has written for several books and magazines and appears regularly on SEN 1116 and ABC Grandstand.
Dashiel Lawrence is a former radio producer, researcher and writer with a doctoral degree from the Jewish Studies program at the University of Melbourne. He is co-editor of Australia and Israel: A diasporic, political and cultural relationship and works in private consulting.