Books to share with sporty dads

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Dads, grandpas and father figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There’s always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest.

We’ve put together some of our favourite picks for sporty dads – who knows, maybe he might discover an entirely new sport this Father’s Day?

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Hoop Dreams

 

Hoop Dreams Down Under is a must-read for all passionate basketball fans, or anyone with an interest in the power of sport to thrill, inspire and reward.

Hoop Dreams Down Under documents the behind-the-scenes stories of twenty Australian men and five women who have played on basketball’s greatest stage. From surprise success stories like Matthew Dellavedova to No. 1 Draft picks like Ben Simmons and Andrew Bogut, and indisputable champions like Lauren Jackson, these are compelling success stories of Down Under talent that has made it to the top.

 


Brabham

 

The story of Australia’s greatest motoring hero.

Sir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won three F1 world championships, the last one in a car not only built by his own Brabham company, but with an Australian engine he’d helped develop.

In this first ever book-length biography of Jack Brabham, his extraordinary accomplishments are laid out with new commentary from his rivals, colleagues, employees and long-time engineering partner Ron Tauranac. And, with the help of his sons Geoffrey and David, it represents the first major attempt to unravel the enigma who became known as ‘Black Jack’.

 


Makybe Diva

 

The story of a once-in-a-lifetime horse who would surpass all the rest.

Before Winx, before Black Caviar, there was an incredible, mould-breaking mare who won the hearts of the nation and added the most fantastic chapter of all to the story of its greatest race. Makybe Diva didn’t just win one Melbourne Cup. She won three, in successive years, seizing Australia’s attention during a wild spring of 2005 by completing a hat-trick deeply etched in the nation’s folklore.

This is her story, with all the colour and excitement the most extraordinary racing story can deliver.

 


JT autobiography

 

He is Johnathan Thurston. JT, one of the greats, simply the best.

His status as one of the greats of rugby league cannot be questioned – an Australian international, Queensland State of Origin and Indigenous All Stars representative. In 2015, he became the first ever four-time Dally M Medallist for the NRL season’s best player, and later that year, the first ever three-time winner of the Golden Boot Award for the world’s best player.

In his autobiography, JT recounts the complete and remarkable story of his life. Of setbacks and scandals. Of agony and pain. Of love and hate. Of victories and losses. And of Clive Churchill Medals, Dally M Medals, State of Origin shields and of fairy tale premierships – and of a girl called Samantha and how love conquered all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on July 25, 2019 by

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