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    Brownlow Dinner with the Coodabeens

    The Coodabeen Champions return to the Members Dining Room to host the ever popular annual Brownlow Dinner.

    With their unique mixture of football banter and satirical song-writing, topped off with role-playing genius, a hilarious night in sure to entail!

    Members and their guests will enjoy a three-course meal and beverages, along with entertainment and live crosses to the live Brownlow coverage throughout the night.

    Members are entitled to bring up to four guests to this function.

    Due to overwhelming popularity of this function, a ballot will be conducted to give all members a fair chance of attending.

    Registrations will be taken from 9.00am on Tuesday August 5 until 5.00pm on Thursday August 7.

    Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
    Time: 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie and equivalent standard for women.
    Cost: $120.00 members

    $140.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.