Parkin brings health message to Finley
Premiership VFL/AFL winning coach David Parkin will be at Finley’s Country Club Hotel this Sunday to discuss men’s health.
Mr Parkin is travelling with the Male Bag Foundation — a not-for-profit charity developed to raise funds for much needed specialist equipment and services to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in regional Australia.
It uses Postie motor bike rides to build awareness and raise funding for targeted outcomes.
Country Club Hotel manager Rick Shaw said many locals will benefit from hearing Mr Parkin speak.
‘‘We’re very lucky to have David speaking at the Country Club on Sunday,’’ he said.
‘‘In all rural communities men’s health often isn’t a high priority and talking about it more is beneficial to not just men but their family and friends.
‘‘It’ll just be a casual afternoon and I’m sure David will be happy to take questions about men’s health and any other matter including AFL.’’
Mr Parkin will be in Deniliquin on Saturday night and meeting up with good friend John Hawkins on Sunday morning before arriving at the Country Club.
Finley is the second stop of the Male Bag foundation’s trip across Victoria and NSW including Griffith, Parkes, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Mulwala and Nagambie.
Entry is a gold coin donation plus the cost of lunch, with the Male Bag riders expected to arrive about noon.
Mr Parkin coached Hawthorn to the 1978 premiership, however is best remembered for his 355 games coaching Carlton and leading them to the 1981, 1982 and 1995 premierships.