GO THE MIGHTY DIGGERS!​

Fox Swift and his teammates are back and ready for another year of fun and footy. But Mace Winter and his father Miles have hatched an evil plan to get revenge on the Diggers and stop them winning this year’s premiership. 

Luckily, Fox won’t have to face them alone, with all your favourite characters returning and some quirky new faces, too! 

Can Fox and his friends overcome detentions, dirty tricks and even a rat plague to bring home the flag? Will Mace and Miles get what’s coming to them?

Find out in Fox Swift takes on The Unbeatables

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LEWIS’ JOKE OF THE WEEK

Q. Why didn't the kookaburra laugh?

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FOX SWIFT AND THE GOLDEN BOOT

Mysterious things are happening on the farms around Davinal and Diggers full-back Mo Officer and his family may have to sell up and move away unless things change, and quickly. Can Fox Swift and his mates solve the puzzle in time? 

There is plenty of action when Fox and Chase get too close for comfort to some local wildlife in the Tiwi Islands, and Fox and his friends have their footy skills really put to the test when the slick State Metro team challenges their combined country league. 

Can longtime rivals Mace and Fox put their differences aside to help the country team win? And has Miles Winter really turned over a new leaf?

Find out in 
Fox Swift and the Golden Boot!

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FOX SWIFT

Fox Swift is an 11-year-old football star. When his family moves from the city to the small country town of Davinal, Fox has to choose which of the town’s two teams to join: the rich Dragons, which attracts all the best young footballers, or the Diggers, a struggling club that battles to field a side each week.

Following a run-in with the captain of the Dragons, Fox decides to join the Diggers, and even manages to recruit a few new players— two Sudanese refugees, the mumbling but super-tough son of a farmer, and a girl who plays in a helmet to disguise her identity—and even a new coach. When the coach contacts AFL ‘magician’ Cyril Rioli, the Aussie Rules superstar agrees to lend his football expertise to the struggling team.

With Cyril’s help, can the Diggers change their fortunes and win the premiership? And can Fox and his new friends prevail over the school bullies? 

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FOX SWIFT TAKES ON THE UNBEATABLES

Fox Swift is really excited about captaining the Davinal Diggers for a second season. Who wouldn’t be? The Diggers have Aussie Rules superstar Cyril Rioli lending his football expertise, a whole lot of quirky players, a bunch of sensational new players, and let's not forget their quirky mascot: a kangaroo with serious attitude.

But Mace Winter and his father Miles have hatched an evil plan to stop Fox and the Diggers from defending their premiership. They have sneakily recruited the best footballers from all the other teams in the competition to make up a formidable Dragons team they call ‘The Unbeatables’.

Can Fox and his friends avoid detentions, dirty tricks and a rat plague to bring home an unlikely premiership for the Diggers?

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Meet the characters

Introducing new and returning characters

Fox Swift

Rosie McHusky

Chase Swift

Chung Lee

Baa-baa-ra

Gary

LOL-ing Kookaburra

The Supporting Cast

Cyril Rioli

Cyril Rioli has played more than 100 games and kicked more than 150 goals for the Hawthorn Football Club. He was a member of Hawthorn’s premiership-winning team in 2008, his debut year in the AFL, and again in 2013 and 2014.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence is a comedy writer whose TV credits include Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, TV Burp and Hamish & Andy. He runs the successful comedy business Laughing Matters with Jo Gill, is the author of the first Fox Swift book and the co-author with Eloise Southby-Halbish of Anna Flowers. David’s goal was to play 100 games with Essendon, but due to a general lack of ability, he currently remains stranded on 0.

Jo Gill

Jo Gill is a comedy writer and performer whose credits include Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Comedy Inc., Hamish & Andy, Comic Relief, and three years as head writer for the Logies. Jo has never won a Brownlow Medal, but has drawn three of them.

Competitions

FOX SWIFT PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

Send in a photo of yourself with anything Fox Swift related and you could be featured as our Fox Swift Photo of the Week! 

You might be getting cosy with a kangaroo, shaking hands with a sheep, veging out with a giant pumpkin or simply decked out in your footy gear – whatever it is, we want to hear from you! 

Send your photo along with your name and suburb to photocomp@foxswift.com.au and watch this space!

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ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

Are you a budding artist like Lewis Rioli? Show off your illustration skills by entering out Fox Swift Illustration competition. Each week we will provide a caption, and your job is to send us a funny picture to go along with it!

Photograph or scan your drawing and send it in to us for your chance to have it featured on our website. 

This week’s quote is:

“Everybody was Chung-fu fighting”

Submit your entry along with your name and suburb to submissions@foxswift.com.au

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Fun Stuff

Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • warm water
  • salt, pepper

Method

Combine the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, cumin in a food processor and process until smooth. Add a little water and process, and keep adding water until you reach your desired consistency—it should be creamy but not too thick or too runny. Stir through salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with fresh vegetables for healthy and delicious snack!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250ml) low-fat milk
  • 1 x 200g tub low-fat, unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • ½ cantaloupe, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Method

Put all the ingredients into a blender and make sure the lid is on properly. Blend until smooth and frothy. Drink while ice-cold.

Ingredients

  • 2 thick slices sourdough, rye or your favourite bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 thick slices vintage cheddar
  • 4 slices shaved leg ham
  • ½ Royal Gala or Pink Lady apple, sliced
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • good-quality tomato chutney

Method

Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a pan over low-medium heat. When the butter has melted, add 1 of the slices of bread to the pan and top with half the cheese, followed by all of the ham, apple slices and avocado, and then top with the remaining cheese. 

Spread the other slice of bread with the tomato chutney and place on top of the other to make a sandwich, then push down gently with the back of a spatula.

Fry for around 3 minutes, or until the bottom slice has turned started to turn brown, then remove from the pan. 

Melt the rest of the butter in the pan, then carefully flip the sandwich and add to the pan to grill the other side. Fry for another 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip again. 

Put the lid on the frypan and cook for another couple of minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Ingredients

  • 1 English muffin
  • tomato paste, for spreading
  • dried rosemary
  • tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 cherry tomato, sliced in half lengthwise
  • sliced kalamata olives
  • capsicum, cut into thin slices horizontally then sliced in half (to make a smile!)
  • fresh basil leaves (for eyebrows)

Method

Preheat the grill to 160°C. 

Cut the English muffin in half and toast them until lightly golden brown. Spread with tomato paste on both sides, and then sprinkle with the dried herbs, followed by the grated cheese.

Now make a face by using the halved cherry tomato for the nose, slices of olives for the eyes and the capsicum slices to make a smile. 

Pop under the grill for a few minutes, until the cheese has completely melted. (It won’t take long so keep a close watch!)

Remove from the grill and make eyebrows by placing basil leaves above the olives.

Enjoy! 

Note: you could also use fresh avocado slices for the eyebrows or hair, or use cherry tomatoes for the eyes and olives for the nose, or slices of pepperoni for the nose or eyes—let your imagine run wild!

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • handful fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup warm water

Equipment

  • Icy pole moulds (or plastic cups) 
  • Icy pole sticks

Method

Mix together the fruit, mint leaves ice and water in a bowl. Divide the mixture into the icy pole moulds or plastic cups, and insert an icy pole stick into each one. Place in the freezer for three hours, or until completely frozen. Enjoy, and stay cool!

Ingredients

  • 10 large Strawberries
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • Mini chocolate chips

Method

Rinse the strawberries and slice off the stalk ends so they will sit flat.

Cut around the pointy ends, then remove the top and use a small spoon to dig a little well into the top of the base.


In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla extract and icing sugar until creamy. Use a piping bag to fill the well with cream cheese mixture and keep piping until there is a little mound of cream cheese sitting on top of the strawberry, to make the head.

Add a small dot of mixture to the pointy end of the top of the strawberries and then replace the tops back on.

Decorate each one with two mini chocolate chips as eyes.

Jokes

Because she’s always running away from the ball.

Guess Who!

Matthew L, Urquhart Primary

No Idea!

Bailey D, Urquhart Primary

He was too busy giggling

The two Baileys’, Bailey Carroll and Bailey Dixon - Urquhart Park Primary School

Stuff By You

Fox Swift super-fan Rosie Finster has put together her very own Fox Swift movie trailer!

Fox Swift Trailer from Caulfield Grammar School on Vimeo.

Wyatt Rowley, Joel Thomson and Beau Backman have sent us their own version of the Fox Swift series, titled Fox Swift and the Championships.  Download a copy below and let us know what you think.

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Tom Dennis, Brookfield

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