Author(s): Paul Connolly
In the summer of 2003, a mob of mature Melbourne women threw caution, asthma inhalers and orthopaedic inserts to the wind and formed a formed (soccer) team to play in the lower division of the metropolitan league. That the world's media missed the birth of the Mighty Bras, the Brunswick Zebras all-ages team, was hardly a surprise - though it felt newsworthy to these brave novices and the friends and families. But Paul Connolly was there and has steered this unique team through its triumphs and tumbles ever since. His enthralling and humorous memoir is a suburban football story about friendship, community and shared ideals. The Mighty Bras is monument to the fact that winning isn't everything.