South Australian country football historian, Peter Lines, has released his fourth book

Featured in the book: Western Districts Premiership team, 2003. Photo: Supplied.
Featured in the book: Western Districts Premiership team, 2003. Photo: Supplied.

South Australian country football historian, Peter Lines, has released his fourth book just in time for the approaching 2018 country football season.

South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume 2, contains 422 pages of football anecdotes, player profiles, over a century of history and up-to-date records on every league and club in SA country football.

The new book is a completely reworked update of the original Country Football Digest with over 100 new team photographs, more than 50 new player profiles and with new stories relating to the histories of more than 150 South Australian country football leagues and associations.

The Digest is again written in three sections in the same style as the original edition. The first section contains brief histories of every association and league that has ever been formed. Each member club is mentioned with their colours and home ground together with a selection of a few of their key players.

The second section covers a range of country football records from most games played, most goals scored (career, year and match) to most years as a coach, captain and even most best and fairest awards. Long serving administrators at league and club level are also recognised and there is even a list of 71 country football ovals and their dimensions. There also club records for highest scores, most premierships, premiership droughts and interclub rivalry trophies.

The final section of the book contains lists of every SA country bred footballer who has gone on to have a career in SANFL or AFL/VFL football.

The South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume 2 is on sale in the Kingscote Newsagency.

Peter's previous books, Encyclopedia of South Australian Country Football Clubs and the original South Australian Country Football Digest have both been reprinted and are available..

Peter's wife Leanne, was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. Following surgery, chemotherapy and a long period of uncertainty she has now fully recovered. Extremely grateful for the care and support given, Peter will donate a percentage from the sale of each book to Cancer Council SA.