Its 1916… It’s World War I… Melbourne is in the darkest depths of a Depression. Charlie is about to see his first ever footy match with his Dad. Australia’s most famous football Club, Collingwood, is playing. Charlie may be cold, hungry and penniless but he learns a true lesson about what it means to be a Collingwood supporter. He finds out how the club formed, why everyone hates Collingwood and why their famous players are so revered. Mesmerised, he soon realises what it feels like to ‘belong’ and from there on Collingwood is in his heart forever. This is a Chapter Books for 5 – 10 year olds, click here to enjoy literacy and numeracy Teaching Resources for Side by Side.
To get to where you want to go, you first need to understand where you have come from. Side by Side by Neridah McMullin has reinforced that belief for me. Two great loves of my life are represented in this book. They are the game of Australian Rules Football and the Colllingwood Football Club and they are represented through the greatest love of all, between a father and his son.