Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams and Geelong premiership captain Tom Harley will headline a highly credentialed panel of experts at the MCG Footy Launch Luncheon on Wednesday March 27 in the Members Dining Room.
The enigmatic Williams, son of South Australian football legend Fos Williams, played 201 VFL/AFL games for Collingwood and Brisbane between 1981 and 1990. During a 274-game, 12-year coaching career at Port Adelaide, he led the Power to the minor premiership in three consecutive years, finally yielding the club’s first AFL premiership in 2004. He is now a development coach at Richmond.
Harley led Geelong to its first premiership in 44 years in 2007 (against Williams’ Port Adelaide, Harley’s first club), and became a dual premiership captain after their heart-stopping victory in 2009. In between, he achieved All-Australian honours, won the AFL Players Association Best Captain Award and has since been inducted into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame.
Williams and Harley will be joined by journalist Sam Lane and broadcasting doyen Bruce McAvaney to discuss footy’s hottest issues on the eve of the MCG’s opening game of the season. There’ll be no shortage of topics!
Hosted by Tim Lane, the luncheon includes a three-course meal with beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks, plus plenty of footy giveaways.
Bookings will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis until sold out.