'Shock 'em!' is an expression used by the players of the Big River Hawks for when the football hits the opposing player hard and shocks them, and the title of a new book.
The Big River Hawks AFL football team was formed in 2010 to allow young Katherine men to play in the Northern Territory Football league. Following a writing workshop with our lifetime ambassador Dr Anita Heiss in Katherine this month, eight players have shared some of their stories of their love for football, their heroes and their special places to create the book, 'Shock 'em!'.
The stories are full of tension, drama, highs and lows - along with plenty of shock 'em moments - that characterise playing in the biggest game in the AFL annual calendar.