No Free Kicks

Written by Eric Hedley Hayward


No Free Kicks is an inspiring story of growing up in twentieth century Australia. Here are men like Mowan, afraid of no one, who rode his horse into the local pub to demand a drink, women like Jackbam, Minnie, Ruby and Lily who battled the odds for the wellbeing of their families, and the remarkable Hayward brothers, Maley, Bill and Eric, who set the football world alight.


AITSIS Stanner Award (Shortlisted 2007)

ISBN 9781920731564 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (230 x 152mm) (Paperback)
Categories Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Award Winning
Pages 352
Publication Year 2006
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Eric Hedley Hayward

    Eric Hayward is a Noongar Elder from south-west Western Australia. He hails from a family of leaders in WA sport. Particularly excelling in early Aboriginal entry to the mainstream sporting institutions of Athletics (Pedestrianism) and Australian Rules Football. Eric has continued his family’s contribution by promoting Aboriginal community sport, particularly football and golf, for which he has coordinated state and local events. He began working on a Doctor of Philosophy at Curtin University in 2007. Read more