Your questions answered

Is there a COVIDSafe plan?

We will follow the latest COVID-safe guidelines issued by the NSW Government for public gatherings and for pubs and community halls. Depending on how COVID tracks during the winter months in Australia, the venue may be changed if we are unable to meet COVID-safe guidelines.

Do I need to buy tickets?

We recommend you purchase your tickets beforehand for both the photo exhibition and the Football Writers' Festival.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to pay for your own food and alcohol/soft drinks, other than provided morning/afternoon tea breaks.

What do I do when I get there?

Please register your attendance at the registration desk in the Johnny Warren Football Museum at the back of the pub.

Will I get a chance to ask any questions of the guests?

Yes! As well as the breaks, each session will also include the opportunity for questions from the floor - no exceptions. We only ask that you say who you are, refrain from profanity, and are courteous at all times.

Is there a program?

The 2021 program is still being finalise. Its finalisation will be subject to travel restrictions for interstate speakers/moderators.

Can we record sessions?

In short, no. Please do not record or video a session. Please do not take photographs unless the individual(s) agree otherwise. There will be a podcast available after the Festival via us. The Festival will also be live streamed via this website (subject to below).

Is there a hashtag?

Of course! #FWF21

Do I need to book accommodation?

Yes you do. Please visit our Accommodation page and note also our direct link to hotel offers via Wotif. We recommend you make a (refundable) reservation as soon as possible as it is a long weekend.

Can we buy any books?

Yes! We will have copies of books published by Fair Play Publishing and other publishers.​ Contactless payment is preferred and credit/debit card facilities are availalb.e