WAIC Sports Forum Luncheon 2016
11 Jul 2016
Ahead of the 10 year reunion of the West Coast Eagles 2006 grand final win over Sydney, PKF Mack was proud to support another great cause at the West Australian Italian Club on Wednesday the 29th of June. The event celebrated both the West Coast Eagles 30th anniversary in the AFL and 10th anniversary of the 2006 premiership.
This event brought together members of the WA Italian community, corporates, supporters of the team and the game, and of course members of the 2006 premiership winning side. The crowd was graced by two time runner up in the Brownlow medal Daniel Kerr, six time All Australian Ruckman Dean Cox, Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley, club legend David Wirrpanda and two time Brownlow medallist and Captain of the 2006 winning side Chris Judd.
The event marked a great opportunity for the 320 plus crowd to gain an insight into the player’s mentality and drive for that spectacular one point win. The Master of Ceremonies for the day, Adrian Barich, spoke openly with the retired Eagles asking them questions about life whilst at the club and their lives outside of football. It was surprising to learn that the majority of the players present were yet to watch the replay of the grand final with some only having watched it within the last couple of months.
The luncheon also provided a great opportunity for all attending to help support Daniel Kerr’s charitable work with remote indigenous children. Several pieces of memorabilia were auctioned off during the event, with PKF Mack partner Anthony Russo generously donating and picking up a spectacular signed playing shirt in the process.
Daniel’s charity, Together We Can (TWC), aims to enhance social and emotional wellbeing and promote connectedness by utilising arts, music, sport and culture. Amongst many things TWC aims to help those in remote communities improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, increase social inclusion and cohesion, improve school retention rates and attitudes towards learning and reduce involvement in criminal activities.
PKF Mack would like to thank all those involved in the luncheon especially those who donated their time and money and the WA Italian Club for hosting the function.
Anyone looking to join the WA Italian Club or donate to TWC please click on the links above.
Good luck to the West Coast Eagles for the remainder of the AFL season!