Deniliquin Pastoral Times

A night of laughs with Brady

By Jamie Lowe

Former Richmond AFL player Neville Brady will return to Deniliquin for his ‘Life Is A Contact Sport’ night this Friday.

Designed for both men and women, the focus will be on looking after yourself during tough times.

Mr Brady was in the region in late July and early August for the Boots Up: Community Catch Up, where he was guest speaker for a series of family fun nights in the villages that surround Deniliquin.

This new event, to be held at Deniliquin Golf Club, was arranged when Mr Brady had to decline being involved in the Golf Club's corporate golf day.

Event organiser Adam Wettenhall said it resulted from a chance meeting with the former Tiger.

“I was in Rodwells and he was in there at the same time,” Mr Wettenhall said.

“We were just having a chat and we were talking about golf so I let him know about our corporate golf day we hold each year, and asked if he would join.

“He said he couldn't make it but asked if we needed a speaker to talk about being positive despite the tough times.

“We got to organising the event and he said he knew of a great public speaker to use - himself.

“He's got a message to send to the community, but it's also delivered in a fun way.

“He has kindly donated his time for the good of the community, so we hope to see a big crowd at the club on Friday.”

Doors open at 6.30pm this Friday, with Mr Brady to take the podium from 8pm.

The $20 entry fee includes a roast dinner and an evening of laughter.