JACK MORGANS LUNCHEON- A FITTING FAREWELL TO THE CHARLES LUX PAVILION
AFTER two frustrating years the Jack Morgans Luncheon returned to all its former glory last Friday when almost 100 past players, supporters and friends celebrated the final club function in the hallowed Charles Lux Pavilion.
As ever, MC Sam ‘The Lambassador’ Kekovich was in vintage form with entertaining guest appearances from former Prahran coach, Collingwood Coleman Medallist and Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor (pictured below with Sam) and Prahran and Carlton premierships hero Wayne Johnston adding to the day.
This was a gathering of Two Blues from near and far and a truly memorable farewell to the pavilion to be demolished next month to be replaced by a state-of-the-art new two storey complex.
(Photos by Trevor Evans)
Sam and the Dominator, Wayne Johnston
Sam Kekovich addresses the captivated audience
Stars from the 1980s era enjoying the day- congratulations to 1987 Prahran premiership coach Greg Hutchison on steering his team Old Brighton into this Sunday’s VAFA premier grand final.
VFA PREMIERS 1970, 1973 HONOURED
The 1970 and 1973 premiership teams coached by Kevin Rose were rightly honoured.
The 1970s proved the glory days of the club and past legends gathered to reminisce.
Special mention to Laurie Rippon, Rod Appleton, Alan Peach and Wilf Dickeson (who travelled from Ararat by train) coming from afar to attend.
Among the 1970 and 1973 premiership heroes was Bryan Kenneally who can boast a truly remarkable grand final record – from four grand finals he played in all four winning teams- Melbourne 1960 and 1964 and Prahran 1970 and 1973.
Another attendee Ken Emselle (1970, 73) added the Melbourne 1964 flag to his impressive CV.
Kevin’s love of his former club Collingwood is still burning as he was successful bidder on a framed Colllingwood jumper signed by the entire playing list.
A group of 1970 and 1973 premiership players
BELOW is the 1970 and 1973 premiership line-ups and the result, laminated copies were presented to all players present as a keepsake.