People of the Boot: The Triumphs & Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport

People of the Boot: The Triumphs & Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport

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Jews have made a profound on-field and off-field contribution to just about every sport in Australia. Their feats have encompassed world championships, AFL premierships, Olympic selection and medals; and they've saved sporting codes, reinvigorated national competitions, and mended the bodies of champion athletes. Yet their stories of courage, resilience and ingenuity are largely untold. Until now.

In this collection, leading journalists, writers and broadcasters come together to share a new and compelling perspective on Australian Jews. People of the Book they have always been, but People of the Boot they are now too. Featuring the AFL peace team breaking barriers, Jessica Fox and Olympic glory, Michael Klinger's path to vindication, Sir Frank Lowy's soccer transformation, the Maccabiah Bridge collapse two decades on, St Kilda's 1966 yom kippur premiership and much more, People of the Boot will excite and inspire.