Join us for our first Victorian Chamber AFLW Grand Final Lunch on Thursday 28 March at Marvel Stadium. Just days before their Grand Final, AFLW stars Katie Brennan, Tayla Harris and Abbey Holmes will join Seven Network AFLW commentator Nigel Carmody for a lively discussion about the challenges and highlights of their careers and the AFL women’s league.
Entertain your clients and staff over canapés, a two-course premium lunch and beverages while hearing from three of the league's most accomplished players.
Following the lunch and panel discussion, continue your networking from 3 – 4pm at our post-lunch networking drinks in the Victory Room bar.
Thinking of bringing your team or entertaining clients? Purchase a table of ten for $2,400 for members or $2,900 for non-members.
Date and time:
Thursday 28 March 2019
12 - 3pm: Lunch
3 - 4pm: Networking drinks
740 Bourke St, Docklands
Katie Brennan was signed as a marquee player for the Western Bulldogs ahead of the inaugural AFL Women's season in 2016. Katie captained the inaugural side and is still the current captain. Katie has been plagued with injury over the past two seasons and is set to explode in season 2019. Katie, owns her own performance gym, kb.performance. The kb.performance vision is to empower, educate and inspire women to lead a healthy, active and authentic life. kb.performance is a female focused holistic, functional, high-performance facility specialising in Movement, Mindset, Nutrition and Recovery for elite and everyday athletes.
Mel Hickey is the current and first captain of the Geelong Football Club in the AFLW. With great strength, agility and leadership, Mel is one of the league’s most formidable defenders. Mel has an extensive bloodline in the sport, with her great, great uncle, Pat Hickey, playing in the inaugural VFL round in 1897 for Fitzroy. Mel grew up in Red Cliffs in rural Victoria where she predominantly played netball as a child due to the insufficient availability of football for woman.
Mel has spent the previous two seasons with Melbourne Football Club, playing 13 games, and was appointed Vice-Captain for the 2017 season. She earned All Australian honours in 2017 as a key position player, appearing mainly in defence. Prior to this, Mel enjoyed a decorated career in the VFLW competition, earning six premierships medals in a career spent with Darebin and St Albans.
*Mel Hickey has replaced Tayla Harris on the panel due to the Carlton Football Club making the AFLW Grand Final this weekend in Adelaide.
Abbey Holmes is a household name in the AFLW and is increasingly becoming a key figure in the AFL media. Having now accomplished the highest achievement in the AFLW, Abbey covers the sport at both VFL and AFL level with Channel 7. Abbey is also a regular panellist on the Marngrook Football Show where she provides commentary and in-depth analysis on the game as it stands. Her extensive football career, in conjunction with her highly influential and confident personality, makes her a very favourable figure when reporting. Abbey is also soon to be host of her own show, Living the Dream with Abbey Holmes.
MC: Nigel Carmody
Nigel Carmody is an emerging AFL sports reporter who has established himself within the AFL/VFL landscape. Nigel is a key personality in Channel 7’s coverage of AFLW where he commentates on the game with great clarity and insight.
Before embarking on his media career, Nigel was a stalwart in the VFL. After joining the Casey Demons in 1998, Nigel played a total of 159 VFL games before retiring at the end of the 2008 season. Nigel was renowned for his leadership in defence as well as exercising a relentless work ethic. He was twice runner-up in Casey’s Gardner-Clark Medal whilst earning himself captaincy of the club in 2007. Nigel then spent his last season at Collingwood where he played 17 games for the season before retiring.
In conjunction with his VFL career, Nigel has worked as a player-manager for TLA. During his last two years in the system, Nigel illustrated his media talent in the hosting of the VFL’s own online panel show, V TV. Following his retirement, Nigel has flourished in his work with SEN1116 as a commentator, ABC Broadcasting and now his most renowned role as a Channel 7 commentator of both AFLW and the VFL. During the 2018 AFL season, Nigel called his first AFL game in Round 16 between Essendon and Collingwood.
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