At the ‘G is a new podcast for MCC members that celebrates the great moments in the history of the Club and the MCG.Hosted by Fox Footy’s Anthony Hudson, the series takes an in-depth look at the memorable Boxing Day Tests, the great AFL grand finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as rock concerts, the Billy Graham crusade and moments of controversy.
Hudson speaks to the people that were there: the athletes, coaches, officials, broadcasters, staff and of course – the members.
Episode 3: Mottram’s moment + Barassi walks on waterEvery major games has a designated local hero and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games it was 25 year-old Melburnian Craig Mottram.
In part two of this extended look back at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Huddo speaks to Mottram about the build up to the Games – all of which unfolded outside the front door of his Richmond home – and the thirteen minutes he had to deliver on ten years’ of preparation.
Plus, we go back to where the Games began – with a flying tram and a moment of magic from AFL legend Ron Barassi.
Episode 2: Kerryn McCann’s day at the ‘GIn episode two of At the ‘G, host Anthony Hudson looks back on the day in March 2006 when nearly 80,000 fans witnessed Kerryn McCann and Kenya’s Hellen Cherono Koskei battle it out in one of the all-time great marathons.
McCann’s emotional win would take on even greater significance when the mother-of-three tragically lost her battle with breast cancer only two and a half years later in December 2008.
Introductory episode with MCC President Michael HappellThis introductory episode features an in-depth interview with MCC President Michael Happell, who discusses his early memories as a member, his first year as President of the MCC, the Club’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the path towards gathering together in the Reserve once more.
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