TWO BLUES FAREWELL CHARLES LUX PAVILION
WHILE the result did not go to script nonetheless the occasion of the last home game in the surrounds of the Charles Lux Pavilion last Saturday delivered a fitting farewell.
The pre match luncheon attended by Charles Lux’ daughter Barbara and her son Richard and the original architect George Campbell and his daughter Georgina provided an historic backdrop to the day.
Guest speaker Derek Hine, the Collingwood national recruiting manager, recounted his football journey which started back in 1981 at Prahran as a player then coach.
The legendary Kevin Sheedy capped the day with a late appearance which thrilled Barbara and son Richard (pictured below) and our oldest supporter, 98 years-old Charlie Payne.
Barbara penned this touching note to the club.
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful lunch ,and farewell to the “Charles Lux Pavilion.” I am overwhelmed with the accolades for my dad ,and the stories told by past players and many who knew him .
I felt so honoured and proud to listen to the words spoken about him . He was devoted to the Prahran Football Club and he truly loved his “Prahran Boys “.
Rich and I were so thrilled to be there with you ,and share in the celebration of years gone by and the history of the Club .
To have the privilege of meeting and chatting to Kevin for an hour and a half was a dream come true for us and I know Charlie would be so thrilled knowing he was so loved and respected by everyone at the Prahran Football Club . ‘’
Unfortunately the goodwill and bonhomie did not extend to the visitors, finals bound Kew who proved much too classy winning 18-9 (117) to 8-8 (56)
MATCH DAY AWARDS
Osborne Rooftop Voucher: James Musster
State Bank Past Players: James Everest
Hagen’s Organic Meats: Jimmy Gottschalk
Osborne Rooftop Voucher: Michael Woods
Toscano’s Hawksburn: Pat Rhodes
Photos by Trevor Evans (for more photos refer to gallery link on the club website)
James Musster in full flight
BEAU ADAMS 150th SENIOR GAME SATURDAY AUGUST 20
AFTER COVID sidelined him last Saturday, co captain Beau Adams will on Saturday reach the 150 match milestone.
In what is essentially a ‘dead rubber’’ for the Two Blues given finals are now out of the equation, the occasion for Adams should inspire a collective effort from his teammates.
Coach Brett Dickinson often calls for ‘blue collar’ football and there is no better example than Beau Adams.
After joining the Two Blues in 2013 and starting his career as a wingman he has seamlessly moved into an on ball role where his relentless attack on the ball and tackling skills are to the fore.
The fact this season he was promoted to co captaincy with long time incumbent James Musster gives an insight into the leadership skills he has developed over his 149 games, every one at senior level.
CLUB RAFFLE WINNERS
THANKS to all those who participated in the club raffle drawn last Saturday after the final home game of the season.
First prize $2000 - Jennifer Evans - ticket 036
JACK MORGANS CLUB LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER 9