Farewell to ‘Venus de Poyn­ton’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

ESSENDON Foot­ball Club tragic and now for­mer Mos­man Park chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Poyn­ton got a rous­ing de­par­ture from staff, for­mer col­leagues, com­mu­nity and sports group mem­bers at the coun­cil last Thurs­day.

“Af­ter sev­eral false starts, we can now fi­nally say 'bug­ger off!' ” Mayor Ron Nor­ris said, with one of the many doses of hu­mour at the event mark­ing an­other tran­si­tion in Mr Poyn­ton’s ca­reer in the army, hospi­tals and lo­cal govern­ment.

Grate­ful staff wrote their of­ten funny mem­o­ries of Mr Poyn­ton in a book and he was de­picted as a footy sock-wear­ing Venus de Milo in his present from the coun­cil.

“The dogs barked and the car­a­van moved on,” Mr Poyn­ton said.

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