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Raffle prize goes to a Lions fan


It took two phone calls from President Joan Eddy for first prize winner in our major raffle, Marilyn Evans, to realise it wasnt a prank. She had indeed won tickets to the full Toyota AFL Finals Series!

Fitzroys major raffle for 2019 was drawn following the win over Old Haileybury at Brunswick Street Oval on Saturday evening.

Marilyn, a Lions fan who only recently moved to back to Melbourne from Queensland with husband Peter to be closer to grandchildren, has won tickets for two to every game in the 2019 Toyota AFL Finals Series (including the Grand Final), generously donated by the Brisbane Lions (GFAFL19/49).

Marilyn purchased the ticket from our own volunteer extraordinaire, Louise Maniatakis, at a recent Fitzroy museum open day at Docklands.

The second prize of a beautiful framed Fitzroy Team of the Century guernsey featuring Roy legends including Hadyn Bunton, Mick Conlan, Bernie Quinlan, Paul Roos, Allan Ruthven and Garry Wilson, and autographed by the great Kevin Murray, went to Eddie Creaney of Mulgrave, a big footy fan (a Saints supporter) and daughter of Ellen, who runs our annual afternoon tea at Fitzroy. This treasured piece of Fitzroy memorabilia was donated by Director David Leydon who also commissioned the fabulous framing.

Ez Yiap of Universal Traveller was on hand to draw the winning tickets and the lucky winner of third prize a Universal Traveller $500 travel voucher went to Kyle George, businessman and footballer in the Wimmera, and nephew of Fitzroy Treasurer, Michael Smale.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who make this possible, particularly the Brisbane Lions for their donation and to Universal Traveller.

A huge debt of thanks is owed to Helen Manoli who ran the raffle this year, with the expert advice and support of Directors David Leydon, Michael Pickering and Gabrielle Murphy. Thanks also to Louise its no wonder she sold the winning ticket; she probably sold more than anyone else!

A great result all round.

  • 1st Prize ticket 3117 Marilyn Evans
  • 2nd Prize ticket 241 Eddie Creaney
  • 3rd Prize ticket 1045 Kyle George




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