today is Aug 18, 2022

Tired of lockdowns? Make the most of quiet time home alone with this list of the Best AFL Books of 2021.

Not all of these books were released in 2021 but they're still worth reading if you haven't already. They're just good reading.

So here we go, these are the best AFL books for you to read in 2021:

The Boy's Club

Best AFL Books 2021 - The Boy's Club

Such a great book by Michael Warner. Get down and dirty with the politics and scandals in Australian football - like anything Australian there's always a seedy underbelly of money and power.

Amazon says "Revealing how a fledgling state administrative body evolved into the Australian Football League and its meteoric rise to become one of the richest and most powerful organisations in the land, award-winning investigative journalist Mick Warner delivers a fascinating insight into key figures and their networks.

Tracking the rise of the AFL and its supremos, The Boys' Club lifts the lid on the scandals, secrets and deal-making that have shaped this iconic Australian game."

Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making

Best AFL Books 2021 - Specky Magee


Alright, it's an oldy, but it's a goody.

"Only last month, former Booyong High student Simon 'Specky' Magee led the Gosmore Grammar Knights to victory against our courageous Booyong Lions. But now he's back in town! Well, we at the Bugle would like to welcome Simon home, but even his best mates don't want him on the team. And now we can't help but wonder just how 'specky-tacular' Magee really is.... Will he ever play with Booyong again? Specky has questions of his own.... Will Robbo and Danny ever talk to him again? What could possibly scare the Great McCarthy? And what's Screamer up to now?"

Jim Stynes - My Journey

Best AFL Books 2021 - My Journey

An absolute must read about the courage, positivity, and journey through cancer of Jim Stynes. From being diagnosed with cancer at 43 and sadly passing away 2 years later he kept notes on his life.

"If you don't have cancer, cherish life. If you do, cherish it even more" - Jim Stynes

It's a must read of an AFL hero, and despite focusing on Jim and his life is still one of the best AFL books.

Got any suggestions?

What's your best AFL book? If you think anything should justifiably be added to this list let us know at WA Masters Footy.

Ideas - Best AFL autobiography books, Best AFL fiction books.