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It wasn't a case of early celebrations for Tigers fans at Crown at the traditional CC lunch on the Tuesday of Grand Final we ek, but there was great anticipation in the air.

CC members, Richmond FC President Peggy O'Neal & CEO Brendon Gale were surrounded by Tiger stalwarts & fellow members, Ian "Octa" Wilson, Rod Johnson, Trevor Craddock & several more, all wishing them well for the bid day to come.

The rest is history now & it is great to be able to congratulate them on their victory & commiserate with our friends from Adelaide, who were also very well represented on the day, by CCSA.

MC Brian Taylor, assisted by Michael Roberts, once again took to the floor doing the rounds of the tables, setting the scene for a lively & highly entertaining day. Although BT had the tables very deftly turned on him by AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, which had him reaching for the interviewer's rule book!

AFL games record holder & Premiership Cup Ambassador, the Kangaroos Brent Harvey, gave a terrific personal insight into just what footy meant to him & his family. Albeit, sporting a broken nose from playing i n his local winning grand final team, two weeks ago.

The CC Donations program was highlighted with guests present from the VIS, including R io shooting Gold medallist Catherine Skinner on a welcome return visit to CC & Disabled Sport & Rec.

"Slammin" Sam Kekovich & "Fabulous" Phil Carman were inducted as this years CC Footy Legends & it is fair to say that the latter was more than a little overwhelmed, having to follow one of Sam's best performances in his riotous acceptance speech.

However, visiting Scot sman George McNeill did just that, with many members & guests saying they had not laughed so much as they did that day.

Plenty of fodder for the camaraderie that followed in Club 23 afterwards.

A special mention to our many guests from CC Sister Clubs, who always add much to the occasion, by their presence.

Richmond President & CC Member Peggy O’Neal

Thanks to Graham Halbish, Secretary CC for words from HQ and Gordon Bennett for photos – Gordon takes many wonderful photos at these events and we can only publish a few – if you recall Gordon taking your snap and would like a copy let us know at and we’ll do our best to get a copy to you