THERE'S just two weeks to go before crowd of more than 400 men is expected to attend the tenth anniversary Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch prostate cancer fundraiser at Bendigo Stadium.
Triple Carlton premiership player Mark Maclure and St Kilda premiership legend Barry Breen will entertain, inform and enthrall guests as the major drawcards for the charity event.
Maclure yesterday said he was looking forward to coming to Bendigo, and speaking at the lunch which is expected to raise more than $70,000 for prostate cancer research and support services in the local region.
"Life's about having a bit of fun," he said.
The former Carlton captain said he believed the modern game is in good shape, having been through a number of changes, some good and some bad.
He also encouraged the competition's other 17 clubs to look at the game plan employed by Richmond in 2019 which led them to a convincing flag win, despite the loss of their club captain and All-Australian star, Alex Rance early in the season.
"Richmond played a good style of football."
He said his former club Carlton still has a long way to go as it rebuilds from two decades of disappointment.
"It's about what you do and how you operate.
"We all make mistakes and I think Carlton made plenty of them."
He also acknowledged the difference David Teague has made to the side since taking over during the past season and subsequently breathing new life into the side and its performance.
"He's just let them (the players) play."
Maclure has an involvement in the VFL/AFL dating back more than more than 45 years from his debut, and is widely regarded as an accomplished and straight talking authority on the sport he loves.
Tickets for the Friday. November 22 Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch cost $120, or $1200 for a table of ten. Visit www.ticketek.com.au for bookings, or contact Bendigo Stadium during office hours.