Did you know that Mick Malthouse’s most favourite year of coaching career wan’t he premierships of 1992, 1994 or 2010, nor 1991 when his West Coast side dropped just three home and away games en route to a first grand final appearance.
It was 1987, when a young Footscray, having lost Brownlow medallist Brad Hardie to Brisbane and virtually broke, had been pummelled by a total of 42 goals in their first three games. Facing reigning premiers Hawthorn in round four, Malthouse tagged John Platten with Tony McGuinness, and convinced his troops they were in the hunt. Brian Cordy starred, Brian Royal kicked six goals, and the Dogs romped home by 41 points. They ended up missing out the finals by only half-a-game.
You have the chance to listen to such stories from the great man himself at our Sports Legends Lunch
Joining Malthouse, and agruably the headline act is Giants AFLW Captain Amanda Farrugia. Born and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, she began playing football in 2011 when she joined Macquarie University in the Sydney Women’s AFL. After a strong period with them, she was drafted by the Giants in the 2016 AFL Women’s draft and subsequently named the club’s inaugural AFL Women’s captain in January 2017.
Our final guest needs little introduction. Swans star and local resident Jude Bolton, will share his insights into the modern game.
They will be joined by local funny man, Simon Kennedy as our MC for the event.
We suggest you arrange a group of people to attend and purchase a table together. Tickets can be purchased individually, with option of being allocated onto a specific table. Otherwise, tables of 8 or 10 can be purchased.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contact the organising committee.
Matt Cunneen, Amanda Webb & Daniel Hynes