On Saturday August 15 2015, we took over the Studio Room at Etihad Stadium for the very first Pride Event inside an AFL stadium. This ground breaking and marvelous day held a capacity crowd who all enjoyed the entertainment from MC Thomas Jaspers, comedian Geraldine Hickey and music from Romantasaurus.
We were thrilled to have players, Michael Hurley and Alex Browne in attendance. They signed autographs and posed for hundreds of photos while we all heard some inspiring speeches, including our sponsors NAB.
A surprise for the day was Essendon legend Jack Jones making an appearance and sharing some of his stories from his playing days. A real treat for all those die hard Bomber fans.
Our President, Jason Tuazon McCheyne, interviewed Essendon FC CEO, Xavier Campbell. It was a delight to hear direct from the source of the support the club has given us and where he sees the Purple Bombers in the future of the Essendon Football Club.
Yet the crowd agreed that it was Purple Bombers own Jade who stole the show with her incredibly passionate and honest speech, dictating how important the Purple Bombers are and what they mean to her and the greater community.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all involved for making this very important event such a success and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2016 and beyond. Thank you all very much for your continued support.