A Long Lunch with Juddy
Unprecedented demand for tickets saw the annual footy lunch sell out in just 48 hours. The recently retired Chris Judd obviously a massive draw card.
There was a tremendous buzz in the room as people arrived, and a plentiful supply of Boags ensured that the positive mood continued to grow as the day progressed.
Special guest Michael Klim opened proceedings, giving the crowd a great behind-the-scenes insight into the 4 x 100m freestyle final at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he swam a world record in the first leg to set up a gold medal for Australia. Michael also revealed a couple of tidbits regrading life in the Olympic village.
Football royalty then took the stage as Juddy was interviewed by Daniel Clohesy from the Mirabel Foundation. Everyone in the room know of Juddy's football achievements and status as a legend of the game, however most would not have been aware of his long standing relationship with the Mirabel Foundation where he has volunteered as a youth recreation worker for several years. Juddy then took several questions from the audience, speaking openly and with a great sense of humour. It was excellent listening.
Huge thanks to major sponsors Boags and Spicer Thoroughbreds without whom the amount of money raised would not be possible.