Achilles Jones is discovered on his lonely farm near Manangatang kicking wheatbags around, as it saves him dragging them. The talent scout of the Galahs, a struggling AFL football team, plucks him from obscurity and soon he is kicking footballs and rocketing the team to victory in the Grand Final. This gentle tall story satirises a game that has grown, since this play was written in 1963, to be a National powerhouse, the play enjoying its own success, having sold 200,000 copies, mostly to schools.

  • comedy
  • 90
  • 9 total
  • 2 female identifying, 7 male identifying
  • young people
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18
  • all ages
  • Australian Script Centre


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