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    Young Members' Football Function

    The next Young Members' Football Function will be held in the Hans Ebeling Room on Saturday August 23 at the Hawthorn v Geelong Cats match.

    Bookings include finger food, beer, wine and soft drink and a reserved seat on Level 2 to watch the match.

    Please be aware the function cost does not include entry to the ground for members' guests.

    This function has now sold out. Please email to join the wait list.

    Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Hans Ebeling Room
    Dress: Smart Casual - Collared shirt required. No denim
    Cost: $55.00 members

    $60.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.