JAMES Magnussen is back where it all started and he wants Australia to know he has become a better man for the journey he has taken to this moment.

    HURDLES champion Sally Pearson has conceded her interrupted preparation means she won’t be able to chase further glory in the 100m.

    MELBOURNE City is on the verge of signing decorated Slovenian midfielder Robert Koren as its international marquee player.

    ALASTAIR Cook is in the midst of the worst slump of his career, and Australia is at the heart of both the pinnacle and nadir of his career.

    CRANBOURNE trainer Shawn Mathrick doesn’t believe his talented mare Gig is simply making up the numbers in Saturday’s $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.

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    Women In Sport

    A new event added to our calendar, Women in Sport was designed to celebrate all that is great about female athletes.

    This function will be different every year and can be held either at the MCC or at an external location. Our function includes a two course specially selected menu with a full beverage service.

    This event provides us the opportunity to showcase the contributions made to our sporting industry by women from all different sports.

    2013 saw us celebrate female Olympians with Tales from the Olympic Starting Line. Our Olympians included: Shelley Chaplin – wheelchair basketball, Leanne Del Toso - wheelchair basketball, Elise Rechichi - sailing, Danielle Woodward – slalom kayak, Loudy Wiggins - diving and Liz Cambage - basketball. Our panel host for the evening was Tiffany Cherry.

    We also had our own WOMCC Committee member Margot Foster who was a member of the crew which won Australia its first Olympic medal in women’s rowing. Margot played the important role as stroke and she stroked the coxed four to a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    This year was a networking event only however, future events will combine networking and fundraising depending on the format of the function.    

    Please support this function and book early so as not to miss out.

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    Women in Sport Function 2014
    Saturday June 14,2014

    The Women of the MCC extend a warm invitation to all MCC and VRC members and their guests (female and male) to our second Women In Sport function celebrating women in racing.

    Join us at Flemington on Saturday June 14 to enjoy a spectacular day of racing from the Peak on Level 5 of the Grandstand with magnificent views over the track and of the city skyline.

    This function includes racecourse and members entry, racebook, canapés on arrival, a delicious two course meal with all day beverage package and afternoon tea. Our private room offers betting facilities and the option to participate in the Punters Club.

    In addition to hearing from several surprise racing personalities, attendees will have the opportunity to have photos taken with the 2014 Melbourne Cup, learn the secrets behind Peter Rowland’s famous chicken sandwiches from Peter Rowland himself, hear from the Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna: "From Murder to Mails, Mobiles to Mounting Yards" and view the latest in millinery from Karen Hamilton and Kim Fletcher.

    A function not to be missed.

    Date: Saturday June 14, 2014

    Time: 11.30am – 5.00pm (first race 12.20pm; last race 4.25pm)

    Location: The Peak Level 5 The Grandstand Flemington

    Dress: Jacket & Tie for men and equivalent standard for women. No denim please.

    Cost: $115 MCC/VRC members and $120 guests

    Bookings: Phone VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575. Members please quote your MCC or VRC member number and include all guests when making your booking. A confirmation of your booking will be mailed to the booking member with entry tickets.

    Bookings open on Friday May 23 and will be taken on a first in, first served basis.

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