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Indigenous Round lunch with Glenn James OAM


Yorta Yorta man, former VFL umpire and Vietnam Veteran, Glenn James OAM, is our very special guest speaker at lunch on Saturday 1 June.

Coinciding with the AFLs Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, Fitzroy will pay tribute to one of our legends, Sir Doug, with some stories from Glenn about his Yorta Yorta origins, his experiences as an umpire at the highest level and what the Indigenous Round means to him.

Glenn, who has recently renewed acquaintances with Fitzroy, thanks to his grandson, Sam, is about to take on the role of Team Manager with the Fitzroy Under 23s. And hes agreed to have a chat with us too.

Glenn has the most amazing stories to tell of his times as an umpire, including the 1982 and 1984 VFL grand finals, and of how his grandfather taught Sir Doug to read and write.

It promises to be a unique experience for Fitzroy fans to gain a greater appreciation for the Indigenous history and present, that adds so much to our game.

Dont miss this lunch. Bookings are open now and close on Thursday 30 May.

Following lunch Fitzroy takes on the Parkdale Vultures as we renew rivalries for the Norm Johnstone trophy.


* Photo with thanks to the AFL and AFL Umpires Association.




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