The Brisbane AFL Grand Final Luncheon is back for edition II.
This Friday, September 30, at the Brisbane Town Hall, Jason Akermanis, Dermott Brereton and John Platten will take guests into the inner-sanctum, sharing their three favorite personal Grand Final moments.
Event organizer Grant O’Hara, says it will be fantastic to give guests a sneak peak behind the Grand Final day curtain.
“We have three great stars who have come up with some fantastic, personal Grand Final moments,” O’Hara said.
“This is going to be real inner-sanctum stuff. We have asked the three stars to take us into the dressing room and onto the field of AFL Grand Final day. It’s going to be a great opportunity for everyone to not only reminisce on the moments, but to be part of the Brisbane chapter of Grand Final week.
“You can expect some great stories to be told, a trip down memory lane, seeing some fantastic AFL vision, and raising some money for a great charity.”
headspace, a national youth mental health foundation who provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds, will once again be the official charity of the event.
“One of the really upsetting statistics is that teenage suicide figures have superseded road fatalities as the biggest killer of teenage people,” O’Hara said.
“headspace – who help to reduce and prevent anxiety, depression and suicide in young people – is a really important charity. They do a fantastic job in that area, and we are so pleased to be able to support this ever-increasing concern in our community and society.”
The day will also include a preview of the Brisbane Lions’ AFL Women’s team, with star players Emma Zielke and Sabrina Frederick-Traub on hand to talk through what they are hoping to achieve next year.
“Celebrating their contribution to the AFL is every bit as important, so it will be great to have them there,” he said.
O’Hara is hoping the Luncheon becomes a standout date on the Queensland footy calendar each year.
“We have gone from our startup year of 320 people to 470 in the room on Friday. That’s an extra 150 people who have decided to come to the function,” he said.
“People in Brisbane love how good the sport is, they want to support it, and they want to be part of one of the biggest sporting events in Australia. If you can’t get down there, this is the next best thing.”
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By Andrew Wiles