Paul Daffey is a Melbourne journalist who has written on football in newspapers and books for 25 years. His radio work includes a weekly local footy show on SEN and the occasional local footy show on the ABC.

PD Footy brings traditional radio into the digital world. In 2015 and 2016 the site featured  weekly podcasts on local football and AFL football. In 2017 PD Footy is concentrating on The Country Footy Show.

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Email: pauldaffey27@gmail.com

Phone: 0417 160 911


Local Rites: A Year in Grass Roots Football in Victoria and Beyond (2001)

Beyond the Big Sticks: Country Football Around Australia (2003)

Behind the Goals: The History of the Victorian Country Football League (2017)

Chapters in books

Black and Blue: The Story of Football at the University of Melbourne (2005)

The Barrackers Are Shouting: Stories of Collingwood From the Grandstand (2006)

The Rise and Rise of the Essendon Football Club (2009)


The Footy Almanac: The AFL Season One Game at a Time (2007-2013)

Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game (2013)

Athenians and Red Invincibles: The Origins of Queensland Football (2015)


The photo on the home page was taken by Paul Daffey at Swifts Creek in 2014.

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