Icons of Sport

Author(s): Kevin Sheedy


Footy legend Kevin Sheedy crosses codes to celebrate the most iconic Australian sportspeople of his time, paying tribute to the 28 men and women whose feats have most inspired him during a life in sport.

From Jack Brabham and Evonne Goolagong Cawley to Lauren Jackson and Cadel Evans, this pantheon of Aussie greats also includes illuminating interviews with John Bertrand, Michelle Payne and Jessica Watson. An old footy rival gets a guernsey too with Sheedy honouring Denis Pagan, the former player and coach who re-invented himself as a horse trainer and won the Australian Derby at his first attempt. Packed with wisdom, wit, insight and memories, Icons of Sport is a treasure trove for all Australian sports fans, from one of the most colourful and cherished characters in the game.

Beautiful hardback featuring: Bart Cummings, Betty Cuthbert, Bill Roycroft, Cadel Evans, Cathy Freeman, Cliff Young, Dawn Fraser, Debbie Flintoff, Denis Pagan, Dylan Alcott, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Harry Hopman, Herb Elliott, Ian Thorpe, Jack Brabham, Jessica Watson, John Bertrand, John Landy, Kurt Fearnley, Lauren Jackson, Lionel Rose, Louise Sauvage, Margaret Court, Michelle Payne, Peter Thomson, Steven Bradbury, Robert de Castella, Rod Laver and Rick McCosker.


Kevin Sheedy is one of the most colourful characters in Australian sport: a player, coach and innovator admired as much for his passion and spirit as his exploits on the field.

From his debut for Richmond 50 years ago, through nearly three decades as coach of Essendon and becoming foundation coach of Greater Western Sydney, Sheeds has constantly worked to move Aussie Rules forward. As a coach and player he racked up seven premierships and an all-time games record, but off-field he has also been the game s greatest ambassador, driving Indigenous participation and putting the fans first as the dynamo behind now iconic events like Dreamtime at the G and the Anzac Day clash.


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General Fields

  • : 9781922400888
  • : Affirm Press
  • : Affirm Press
  • : 0.3
  • : October 2021
  • : 2.8 Centimeters X 18.6 Centimeters X 25.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Hardback
  • : Kevin Sheedy