Our football event is held during the AFL football season. This popular function can be a lunch or dinner depending on our availability. Held in the MCC Committee Room with a capacity of 120, we invite both female and male members as well as their guests.
Dining in the Committee Room is a privilege extended to us each year for this event and an experience not to be missed.
Our function includes canapés on arrival, a specially selected main course with full beverage service, traditional half time footy-fare and a reserved seat on Level 2.
This event provides us the opportunity to showcase the contributions made to football by women across all aspects of the game. Previous speakers have included Linda Dessau – Essendon Women’s Network (2006), Elaine Canty – Journalist and Broadcaster (2007), Angela Williams – Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (2008), Sam Lane – Journalist and Broadcaster, Leigh Russell – Essendon Football Club (2009), Dr Susan Alberti – Western Bulldogs (2010), Dr Jeanne McGivern – Geelong Football Club, Karen Hayes – Melbourne Football Club (2011), Debbie Lee – Community Manager Melbourne Football Club (2012), Caroline Wilson - Chief football writer for The Age and a panellist on Footy Classified on Channel 9 (2013) and Dr Robert Hess who is one of Australia’s foremost sport historians (2013).
We have wonderful raffle prizes donated by our many supporters to assist with our fundraising efforts and also have door prizes to add to the excitement of the event.
This function sells out every year so please keep a look out for the invite and get in early.
Women in Football Function 2014
The Women of the MCC invites both female and male members as well as their guests to the Committee Room on Saturday July 26 to enjoy the game between Hawthorn and Sydney Swans.
Lance Franklin will be returning for the first time to the MCG to play against his old team mates. With both teams having a great start to the 2014 AFL season it should be an exciting game and much to play for.
We are thrilled to confirm our guest speaker as, Dr Pippa Grange, an expert on women’s leadership in organisations.
Most recently she has investigated getting and keeping senior women in leadership roles in footy. This work was done in partnership with the Richmond Football Club, the AFL and the Australian Sports Commission.
For the last 12 years Pippa has had the good fortune to work across sport and business in Australia in the areas of culture, ethics and performance psychology. A Yorkshire woman who fell in love with Australia, Pippa’s work has evolved from ground-level conversations with athletes about finding their best and staying well, to conversations at the senior leadership table and in public forums about how we define success, or ‘winning’, what it takes to get there, and what costs we are prepared to accept when we do so.
Pippa will share her insights into what barriers hold women back and the opportunities for the future, especially with regard to senior AFL roles.
The package includes canapés on arrival, a specially selected main course and beverage package included pre-match followed by traditional half-time footy-fare. A cash bar will operate during the game.
The package also includes a reserved seat on Level 2 to watch the match.
Guests will need a visitor ticket to enter the Reserve and members should ensure they pre-purchase these through the usual purchase points.
There is a limit of two guests per member.
We look forward to seeing you in the Committee Room.