Barassi is the story of a champion Australian Rules footballer and coach, Ron Barassi. Barassi's premiership footballer father wore number 31 in the 1940 VFL Grand Final and was later killed as a soldier in Tobruk. He left a small boy who dreamed of one day being just like his father. That same boy was developed into a champion by a loving, but no-nonsense mother and a formidable foster father, Norm Smith.
This is the story of the boy who becomes the legend, and who shapes the mighty game we know as Australian Rules Football - our indigenous game, the game that demands courage, skill, determination, innovation, selflessness, and the bit of 31 that is in us all.