Peter Lines releases fourth county football book

BOOK LAUNCH: Peter Lines launches his fourth book South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II at the Cowell Lions Market on Sunday.

BOOK LAUNCH: Peter Lines launches his fourth book South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II at the Cowell Lions Market on Sunday.

Eyre Peninsula football historian Peter Lines from Cowell has released his fourth book just in time for Christmas, launching it at the Cowell Lions Markets on Sunday.

The South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II is an update of his 2012 book, which has received a complete reworking of the original format. 

The latest edition includes all new photographs and profiles including those of a number of past and present AFL players. 

All of the records have been updated with both recent and newly discovered material added.

The cover of the book is again designed by prominent South Australian country football photographer and journalist, Peter Argent. 

Mr Lines has designed the new cover in a similar format to the first edition with prominent South Australian country footballers depicted as subjects of collectable cards. 

Mr Lines’ previous books, Encyclopedia of South Australian Country Football Clubs and the original South Australian Country Football Digest have both been reprinted and are now available.

The History of Football in the East Murray District can still be purchased as well.

The South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II is an update of his 2012 book, which has received a complete reworking of the original format.

Mr Lines has enjoyed a long involvement in country football in the Mallee, Riverland and Eyre Peninsula as a player, coach and administrator. 

In more recent times, Mr Lines has been a member of the Eastern Eyre Football League umpire panel and has officiated in seven A grade grand finals in the Mid West and Far West Football Leagues.

This July, Mr Lines reached a umpiring milestone, umpiring his 200th senior match for the Eastern Eyre Football League.

Mr Lines’ 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, Mr Lines will donate $5 from the sale of each book to Cancer Council SA.

The South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II was officially launched at the Cowell Lions Market on Sunday, December 3. 

It can now be purchased from the Cowell and Tumby Bay newsagencies.

Books can also be ordered directly from Mr Lines by emailing him at bplines@bigpond.com or by phoning 0438 819 391.