Tuesday 27th of September saw the launch of the new children’s book ‘Side by Side – Shoulder to Shoulder’. The book, by Neridah McMullin with paintings by Ainsley Walters, celebrates the rich history of the Collingwood Football Club.
The story follows Tommy as he experiences the rite of passage of attending footy training at Victoria Park with his Grandfather on Grand Final eve in 1935. With its beautiful artwork, the book captures the hope and pride felt by supporters of the Collingwood Football Club.
‘Side by Side – Shoulder to Shoulder’ was launched by Eddie McGuire at the Westpac Centre, on the corner of Batman Avenue and Swan Street, at 10.30am.
The launch included an exhibition of Ainsley’s original artworks, face painting and the auction of the Albert Collier painting.