The annual Victorian Chamber Pitcher Partners Grand Final Lunch is back again this September!
Just days before the AFL Grand Final, Hamish McLachlan will join AFL captains Nathan Jones, Trent Cotchin and Dyson Heppell in a compelling conversation about leadership, both on and off the field. These insights into their experiences can translate directly to leadership and teamwork in the business world.
In addition to this star panel discussion, the event will also feature a father and daughter chat between AFLW Carlton Football Club player Lauren Brazzale and John Brazzale, Partner and National Chairman of Pitcher Partners.
Entertain your clients and staff over canapes, a two-course premium lunch and drinks in the Olympic Room while overlooking the hallowed turf of the MCG just days before the Grand Final. After lunch, continue the footy celebrations and networking over drinks from 3 - 4pm It's the Grand Final week celebration you don't want to miss!
Cotchin began his football career in 2008 after being drafted by the Richmond Football Club in the 2007 NAB AFL Draft. Cotchin debuted in Round 8 the following year and finished third in the AFL Rising Star award. His efforts in 2011 saw him awarded with his first of three Jack Dyer Medals (Richmond’s best and fairest award) whilst he collected 15 Brownlow Votes. In 2012, Cotchin to solidified his reputation among the AFL’s elite, averaging 29 disposals and kicking 22 goals in a year that was capped off with another Jack Dyer Medal, an All-Australian team appointment and a second place finish in the Brownlow Medal with 26 votes (later receiving the 2012 award jointly with Sam Mitchell in 2016). Cotchin, who was named Richmond’s captain ahead of the 2013 season, led the Tigers to their first final in 12 seasons and in 2017 their first AFL Premiership since 1980.
Nathan Jones was drafted by the Melbourne Football Club as the twelfth pick in the 2005 National AFL Draft. After debuting in round 16, 2006 against the Western Bulldogs, Jones has gone on to be the stalwart of the Melbourne midfield. Highlighting his consistency, Jones has placed top three in the clubs Best & Fairest five times between 2012-2017 including winning the award 2012, 2013 & 2014. Jones was appointed captain of the club in 2014 and is continuing in the role alongside young star Jack Viney, where the two will look to lead the Demons further into September. If anyone is to be rewarded with a Premiership medal it is Jones who has now played 264 games for the Demons and has experienced the highs and lows of AFL football.
Dyson Heppell was named Captain of Essendon on the eve of the 2017 season. Raised in Gippsland, the Bombers selected Heppell with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 National Draft. He made an immediate impact, collecting 20 possessions and a Rising Star nomination in his AFL debut. Since that day he has been a mainstay of the Essendon midfield. Heppell is a midfielder capable of winning the contested ball and then using it well on the outside. He’s played 106 out of a possible 112 games in his first five seasons and won the best and fairest award in 2014.
Hamish McLachlan (MC)
Hamish is an Australian sports broadcaster currently employed with the Seven Network. McLachlan co-hosts AFL Game Day on Sunday mornings, and calls AFL matches for the Seven Network on Saturdays and Sundays. Hamish has taken on numerous hosting duties for Seven including the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing coverage; The Brownlow Medal Red Carpet Specials; The ANZAC Day Pre Game Special; The Season’s Best – a look at the ‘Season That Was’ during Grand Final Week each year. Hamish is also an active supporter of various causes including Captain Courageous, where he is a Board Member, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he is an Ambassador, and Cool Australia.
If any of the players are in the AFL Grand Final, alternative arrangements will be made.
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