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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.
Daniel Eddy met his football idol Dick Reynolds when he was 15 years old, which led him on a path to research Reynolds’ story. In 2013, Eddy completed a Master of Arts degree at Victoria University on Dick Reynolds’ impact on the Essendon community. He has also had articles published in the 2012 Grand Final Record and 2013 Grand Final Record, as well as in two academic publications: Sport, Culture and Society and Sporting Traditions. He previously worked on football with Channel 9 in Melbourne and with the Ontario Australian Football League in Toronto, Canada. King Richard is his first book.
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.