You have conducted the auction at the Caulfield Cup Calcutta in an exemplary fashion for many years. You extract a pool of approx. $40,000 with very entertaining remarks and accurate auctioneering. In the opinion of most people at the Calcutta you are the finest auctioneer we have ever heard and there are many real estate and country people who attend the auction.
A J BlakeleyFormer Calcutta Convenor, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club
Phil, you absolutely killed them! Tony Leonard said you were far and away the best auctioneer he’d ever seen in action and you made 25% of the total raised by yourself – a great compliment.
Sandy HunterAuction coordinator, Old Geelong Football Club
AFL Final kicks off with charity breakfast debate for Very Special Kids
Friday, 5 September 2014
Hosted by Jim Wilson the debatee’s tackled the topic of \’Should the AFL support charity clubs?\’ The debate kicked off the Finals Series with robust discussion about the AFL\‘s equalisation measures.
Former AFL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou, North Melbourne legend Wayne Carey, Channel Seven\‘s news breaker Mark Stevens showed their charitable side in support of the AFL continuing to provide financial support of the poorer clubs.However, the crowd voted hands down to award the debate win to the Survival of the Fittest team, which comprised Essendon legend Tim Watson, Geelong premiership captain Tom Harley and musician and entertainer Greg Champion.The pledge and auction raised over $216,000.