Queanbeyan Tigers 20th Annual Long Luncheon
The Queanbeyan Tigers 20th Annual Long Luncheon is on again.
Friday, 19 September 2014 commencing 12 noon – Corinna Room, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden
This year’s event features master of ceremonies and entertainer, Greg Ritchie (affectionately known as ‘Fat Cat’ during his illustrious cricket career) and special guest speaker Steven Bradbury (Australia’s first ever Winter Olympics gold medalist, known for that famous finish in the 1000m speed skating final). More details about each speaker are available below.
As well as the entertaining guest speakers, the function includes three course meal, beverages, memorabilia auction and raffle.
Bookings can be made by contacting: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 6299 3467 Mobile: 0409 365 667
Payment to be made on booking. Bank details as follows: BSB: 633000 A/C: 146698311
Gents please wear a coat, no jeans.
It will be an entertaining afternoon, so make your bookings ASAP.
Greg Ritchie – Master of Ceremonies
One of cricket’s characters, affectionately known as “Fat Cat”, the burly Ritchie developed into a first class batsman who possessed wonderful timing when in full, glorious flow.
Greg played 30 Tests, scored 1690 runs at 35 including three centuries and seven half centuries. Since retiring in 1986, he has had a continuous media career including two years as a part of the Channel Nine and Optus Vision commentary teams, and three years as part of Brisbane’s Triple M’s weekday breakfast show where his unique sense of humour was a feature.
Greg also launched his character Mahatma Cote on television for the first time and became a regular on the Channel Nine Footy Show in Sydney. Mahatma still appears on radio programmes around the country.
Greg is virtually a one-stop shop in after dinner speaking, a motivator capable of inspiring corporate clients and he is a most humorous raconteur. He is currently recognised as one of Australia’s finest after dinner speakers.
Steven Bradbury, OAM – Special Guest Speaker
Olympic speed skating short track gold medallist Steven Bradbury has a story to tell that is both amazing and inspiring.
His moment of Olympic glory came at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. In one of the most bizarre Olympic finals of all time, the 28 year old Bradbury was trailing along well out of the race in last place when all of a sudden destiny struck.
In the last moments of the men’s 1000m Speed Skating Final, Steven’s four more fancied opponents spectacularly crashed in front of him in a tangle of arms, legs and flashing ice blades.
Steven nonchalantly coasted past the debris and glided over the finish line, his arms raised to the heavens in amazement Australia’s first ever gold medal in the Winter Olympics belonged to Steven Bradbury. His amazing finish immediately entered Aussie folklore. The phrase, “He’s done a Bradbury”, became an instant catchcry to recognise those who triumph over seemingly impossible odds.