Missing sport? You’re not alone. While some of us are filling the void with Nicaragua’s Primera Liga football, or round-the-house obstacle-course time trials, it’s just not quite the same as a brimming Australian winter sports calendar. And it was supposed to be an Olympic year! Rather than lamenting what could have been, it’s a great time to pause, reflect and revisit some of sport’s greatest moments, characters and scandals. Here are some no-holds-barred sporting memoirs to take you there.
No Spin is the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch.
The story of Jelena Dokic, in her words
This is a book that is a must-read for everyone keen to get an insight into how a world-class sporting team ticks.
Inspiring, exhilarating and highly entertaining, Pushing the Limits takes us inside the mind of a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, no matter how extreme the challenge.
This is the official autobiography of one of the AFL's most respected and celebrated players, and one of the greatest leaders the sport has ever seen. Football books don't come much bigger than this.
A celebration of the wonderful characters of the AFLW and the remarkable success of the new Women’s League.
Now in paperback, the autobiography of one the greatest rugby league players of all time.
One of our most beloved sportswriters takes us behind the scenes of a football fairytale.
The autobiography of one of Rugby League's favourite sons.
The exclusive, no-holds-barred full story of supercoach Paul Roos' coaching career at Sydney and Melbourne and his top 25 coaching tips for creating a champion team.
Now in paperback, the bestselling memoir of one of football's most intriguing characters. Mark Thompson sets the record straight on a career that has had more than a few challenges and dramas in this candid, entertaining, opinionated story of the enigmatic coach who changed the game of AFL.
A powerful memoir from one of Britain's most inspiring women
Ridiculous Australian tales of sporting stuff-ups and forgiveness by the bestselling author of A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport.
An inspiring story of family, ambition and sport against all odds from the woman who single-handedly revolutionised British tennis
A redemption tale like no other: Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and details - for the first time ever - the extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury
These books will help secondary students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
These books will help primary school students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.