OLYMPIC gold medallist Herb Elliott will officially open the new Rochester Sports Museum later this month.
The museum, which is being housed at the refurbished Rochester Railway Station building, will be officially opened on Sunday, October 27.
The museum features a collection of memorabilia supplied by John Forbes, who spent 20 years as promotions manager for sporting company Puma.
The development of the sporting museum has been a project led by the Rochester Lions Club.
As well as 1960 Rome Olympics 1500m gold medallist Elliott, other special guests at the launch will include Brownlow medallist Neil Roberts (1958), dual Essendon premiership player John Birt and Hawthorn and Carlton premiership coach David Parkin.
Former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon, whose uniform is part of the collection, cricketer Darren Berry and soccer star Paul Trimboli will also be in attendance.
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