Past weeks have seen a remarkable group from the AFL, the Sydney Swans, MCC members and AFL Cares, join forces to produce a Grand Final experience for an extraordinary family.
The heartiest of thanks to CRBF ambassador & all-round good guy Paul Roos, one of the nicest men in football Swans CEO Tom Harley & Ops Mgr the exceptional Amanda Turner, both going over & beyond, the fantastic Bec @ AFL Cares whose efforts leave us without words, the wonderful Holly Baker @ MCC Members & dear friends of CRBF, Carolyn Kay, Ange Croft and & Amy Parmenter.
This remarkable group conducted a masterclass in getting the job done. All were working ridiculous hours continuing well into today. Their dedication to helping us with this very special cause is humbling.
We extend our deepest gratitude to Ilan Weill, GM of Hyatt Centric Hotel Mel, Indya Dwyer & Louise Alford together with Hyatt centric Melbourne. CRBF has a long-standing association with Hyatt Hotels, & once more they have gone over and beyond to assist.
We wish the Swans all the best for today, acknowledging they provided the icing on the cake by digging deep to make it to the GF.
This is a side that is as truly remarkable on the field as they are off the field. A side that gives back to the community in so many ways.
CRBF has been one of those recipients over many years, & it’s a connection we hold close to our hearts. We would like to thank Cooper’s junior AFL teammate Nick Blakey, Captain Callum Mills, Harry Cunningham, and Tom Papley for the work they have each done over the years to heighten awareness of sarcoma in the Australia. We also recognise the wonderful friendship that existed with Manager Football Operations, Peter Berbakov, former captain Stuart Maxfield, & Coach, John Longmire.
It would be remiss to overlook the fabulous Gary Rohan who is now preferring the blue and white, to the red and white, however was a special friend to Coops when he needed it most.
Special acknowledgment to ABC 7.30 Report & Lesley Robinson for the precious footage.