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Hall of Fame Night

Post by Lee Harradine on Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:52 am

Last night was probably one of the best functions held by the West Adelaide Football Club.  6 new Hall of Famers - J J McCarthy, E Bennetts, Stan Costello, Bernie Smith, Bruce Lindner and Greg Mellor, while Grantley Fielke and Doug Thomas were elevated to Legend status.

The Ian McLachlan Room at theAdelaide Oval was an excellent venue, with guests looking out onto the oval, complete with the scoreboard showing the Grand Final scores in a nice touch.  All the presenters spoke well, with the responses by some of the relatives of the first 4 named above speaking from the heart and making the whole room aware of the importance of the WAFC to themselves and their families.

Foe me, it was great to renew acquaintances with some of my playing heroes - the wonderful Tim Symes, Adam Richardson (Lethal Lee likes licking lizards (don't ask Very Happy ), Greg Mellor, Peter Walsh and others, as well as those inducted.

There were a number of current players in attendance and they would have been impressed with the display of history, life and emotion that a great football club produces.

Neil Kerley presented and spoke about Bruce Lindner and Grantley Fielke, who were both humble and spoke very well.  I could listen to Kerls reading the phone book and still ask for more almost.

The organisation was a credit to the Hall of Fame Committee and our brilliant staff.

Mark Aiston did a great job MC'ing and I think everyone left feeling proud of a great club.

It's a tough season, but we all took a message from Kerls about how to react to our current situation.

I left having enjoyed every moment.
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Re: Hall of Fame Night

Post by Oldfella on Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Did you remember to get me timmies autograph lethal.

Doug and grantlies elevation is an inspired choice as both have set records unlikely to be beaten in the forseeable future.

The selections were a nice blend of old and recent with my personal favourite being greg mellor - just a great guy.

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Re: Hall of Fame Night

Post by Lee Harradine on Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:24 pm

I was too awe-struck to remember to ask, oldfella Very Happy Very Happy

I did have a photo taken with me, Tim and Adam Richo. You can see them OK, but I was under the bottom frame (standing on my toes, too). Embarassed
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Re: Hall of Fame Night

Post by Thiele on Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:43 pm

Glad you had a great Lee

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