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In Champions: Conversations with Great Players & Coaches of Australian Football extraordinary and heroic gures con de their inner thoughts to authors Dan Eddy and Ben Collins, offering a compelling insight into what makes a man truly great in the toughest of sporting theatres – Australian Football. Now in its second edition, and featuring conversations with 12 additional greats of our national game, Champions tells rst-person stories that educate, inspire, and entertain football fans and general sports fans alike.
Through these vivid, personal stories you will discover the mental toughness, self-belief, courage, passion, work ethic and smarts that have shaped these legends – and ultimately understand what it takes to become a true champion.
An Essendon supporter, Dan Eddy wrote his first book in 2014, King Richard: the Story of Dick Reynolds, Essendon Legend, which was the first biography on the football legend rated Essendon’s greatest player. He co-authored Champions: Conversations with Great Players and Coaches of Australian Football (Slattery Media Group 2016), authored Skills of Australian Football (Slattery Media Group 2016), and worked with Gold Medal-winning aerial skier, Lydia Lassila, updating her biography The Will To Fly (Slattery Media Group 2016).
Ben Collins is a full-time writer at The Slattery Media Group, and the author of several books. His career in journalism began in 1997 as a cadet with The Courier in Ballarat. He then worked with Fairfax Community Newspapers before becoming one of the original reporters with the Herald & Weekly Times’ free commuter publication, MX, in 2001. He was the co-author of Jason McCartney: After Bali – the highest-selling non-fiction book by an Australian author in 2003.