Popular Sports­man’s lunch re­turns to club

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

KNOWN for their quick wit and gen­eral love to en­ter­tain, the Woodgate Club is set to re­live some great sport­ing mo­ments as it hosts its Sports­men Lunch to­mor­row from noon.

Held three times a year, th­ese lunches have proven to be one of the club’s most popular attractions with vis­i­tors keen to get up close and per­sonal with a sport­ing icon and share in some of their most mem­o­rable mo­ments.

For this lunch, it will be a chance to hear how th­ese sport­ing greats Trevor Gillmeis­ter, Ker­rod Wal­ters and Chris “Choppy” Close took their teams to premier­ship sta­tus and were recog­nised as leg­ends in their field and maybe even quiz MC Billy J Smith on some of his vast ca­reer high­lights.

Woodgate Club mar­ket­ing man­ager Josh Nurse said it was vi­tal that peo­ple booked for the lun­cheon based on its pop­u­lar­ity.

“It is re­ally a fun af­ter­noon and th­ese lunches book out ev­ery time,” he said.

“We have been lucky to have crick­eters, horse rac­ing stars and are re­ally ex­cited to pass the mi­cro­phone to th­ese foot­ball greats.

“Given the way th­ese lunches run, our guests are re­ally able to get up close and per­sonal with th­ese stars and share high­lights of their ca­reer and get to know the man be­hind the sport.

“We have added that ex­tra some­thing to the day through the chef re­ally plan­ning ev­ery as­pect of the menu care­fully and hav­ing a range of raf­fles and other ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing this time.”

The Woodgate Club re­ally knows how to cel­e­brate the fes­tive sea­son with a whole lot more ex­cite­ment yet to come in­clud­ing Box­ing Day bare­foot bowls.

“Start­ing at 1pm, this is a big one for the year and is hotly con­tested by many a lo­cal bowler,” Mr Nurse said.

“We are then go­ing to follow that up with a Las Ve­gas Leg­ends Show for New Year’s Eve and then the new year will see some more of the bare­foot bowls.”

PHOTO: AI­DEN BURGESS

Trevor Gillmeis­ter.

PHOTO: WAR­REN LY­NAM

Ker­rod Wal­ters.

PHOTO: HARRY CLARKE

Chris "Choppy" Close.

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