We look forward to our Round Table Dinner featuring guest speaker Mr Kevin Sheedy.
Commencing with pre-dinner drinks in the Springs Bar & Terrace at RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick.
Venue: RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick (enter via Springs Bar & Terrace)
Join us for an evening of interesting conversation with one of Australia's most gregarious and innovative leadership figures.
Kevin Sheedy is one of Australian football's best known and most enduring figures. A player and coach over five decades, he has an unsurpassed record of involvement in games and premierships.
In 1981 he was appointed the senior coach of the Essendon Football Club, a position he held for a record 635 games over a 27 year period. In that time the club played in 19 finals series. He was voted All Australian Coach in 1984, 1985, 1993 and 2000 and State of Origin coach in 1984 and 1985.
In 2008 he was inducted in to the Australian Football League’s Hall of Fame, made a Legend of the Essendon Football Club and nominated as the Australian Thinker of the Year. He has received the Advance Australia Award twice and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to sport and the community.
Kevin's achievements off the field are also legendary. He has been an innovator, a galvaniser and a bridge-builder, using football to bring together the many communities that make up Australia, particularly Indigenous and the more recent arrivals to this country. Kevin has always had a thirst for knowledge, believing anyone could have a good idea so long as you take the time to listen. That's why he believes two of the most important words in the world are "hello" and "thanks" - "hello" to get the conversation going; "thanks" for that little idea that he might be able to turn into something special. There is no doubt that his passion, work ethic and that Kevin Sheedy gregariousness has enabled him to turn his life journey into something special.
In recent times Kevin has took his career in a whole new direction, moving to Sydney to coach the new Greater Western Sydney side. There his unique ability to market the game of Australian football has been as important as his years of playing and coaching experience.
Round Table Dinners are Committee for Ballarat member exclusive events - invitations were sent to all members in early July.