AUSTRALIAN team chiefs have defended the nation’s athletes over accusations the Commonwealth Games team have turned into “ugly Aussie’’ tourists.

AUSTRALIA’S chef de mission Steve Moneghetti confirms controversial coach Eric Hollingsworth would be sent home immediately after his Sally Pearson tirade.

FRANCOIS Etoundi has been stripped of his accreditation and evicted from the athletes’ village for an altercation with a Welsh athlete.

ERIC Hollingsworth dramatically misread the situation. As a result the last image of him will be rushing out of Hampden Park with his tail between legs.

YOU name it, it’s probably happened in an athletes’ village, including destroyed washing machines, dangerous rooms, police raids and even a sex den.

Join our 175th birthday celebrations!

Sep 30, 2013

MCC 175th Anniversary Gala - November 15, 2013

The new MCC Pavillion erected in 1881.Join us for a gala event on November 15 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

A spectacular evening is promised at the MCG as we celebrate 175 years to the day of the MCC's formation - a milestone matched by few other institutions in Melbourne.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
  • A unique, on-field moment reflecting the anniversary involving all attendees.Enjoy pre-drinner drinks on the hallowed turf of the MCG!
  • A three-course sit down dinner specially prepared by Epicure’s award winning chefs.
  • A innovative and stunning live presentation bringing the 175-year journey to life on the arena.
  • Appearances from prominent personalities associated with the club and the stadium.
  • After party with drinks and finger food in the Bullring Bar and surrounds with DJ and entertainment from top Australian artists James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite.Savour a specially-prepared dinner from Epicure's award-winning chefs.

The night will be a celebration of our history and a great opportunity to socialise and reminisce for members of all ages.

We would love to see generations of members put together a table for this occasion, in the manner of the Long Room farewell dinners of a decade ago.

Members may each bring one guest each to this event, so gather up your family and friends for a spectacular night not to be missed to celebrate being a member of this remarkable club!