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Title Alive And Kicking: Woodsdale - Ep 1 of 4 / Director: Thomas, Stephen
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Australian country football. It's been called a morality play; community theatre in a paddock. The football clubs have always been the heartbeat of rural communities - a barometer of social well-being. If the local club is going well, everyone in town walks that little bit taller and no matter where you finish on the ladder, the beginning of each new season brings fresh hopes and dreams. This four part series looks at how four rural communities are keeping Australian football alive and kicking in the bush.Every episode of Alive and Kicking focuses on a separate town, each with one thing in common - a deep love of Australian football. A mining town with a gravel oval and an independent spirit; a windswept island with two towns and three football teams; a football club in a sheep paddock and a town that became the focus of world attention when two miners were trapped for two weeks in 2006. Queenstown, King Island, Woodsdale and Beaconsfield in the Tamar Valley. Directed by Steve Thomas and produced by Kath Symmons, Alive and Kicking beautifully captures the community spirit of each town, and provides a glimpse into some of the lives of the people who live there.Episode One: WoodsdaleWoodsdale isn't a town, just a rag tag collection of small farms and a quaint 1940s hall and the football ground is known by opposition teams as the 'sheep paddock'. It consists of a couple of corrugated iron buildings and an old scoreboard. The heart of Woodsdale is Andrew 'Gus' Dean. A big, strong country boy with a quick wit and ready smile, Gus was the driving force behind re-forming the club after it folded in the late 90s. He's been playing football for 28 years in Tasmania's toughest leagues and it's starting to take its toll on him.Kaye Rowlands is the club secretary, treasurer and caterer. Her association with Woodsdale goes back to the early days of the club. We follow Kaye as she organises, bakes and fundraises her way through yet another winter. For Kaye, the footy club has 'given the place a name'. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English)
Event Broadcast 2010-10-10 at 14:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Football players -- Attitudes.
Football players -- Family relationships.
Football teams.
Soccer matches.
Form Streaming video
Author Dean, Andrew, contributor
Dean, Christine, contributor
Lipson, Lindsay, contributor
McMahon, Michael, contributor
Nankervis, Brian, cast
Rowlands, Kaye, contributor
Shelton, Jill, contributor
Tait, Paul, contributor
Thomas, Stephen, director
Treasure, John, contributor
Treasure, Rachael, contributor
Williams, Rebecca, contributor