Ron Barassi Medal

Wednesday 23 August 2017 Mr McCURDY (Ovens Valley) On Friday night I was delighted to speak at the inaugural Ron Barassi medal awards night here in Queens Hall.

The Melbourne Football Club have struck a medal in the legend's name to honour the exceptional services of a club member or community member.

Ron Barassi continues to show his courage as he did on the football field and in the coaching box.

Ron also chased down a thug who was assaulting a young woman a few years ago and although he came off second-best, he was determined to help when help was needed.

He is a role model not just for the Melbourne footy club but a gentleman and role model for our country.

The recipient of the award was George Simon, who has devoted many years to the club.

Congratulations to Peter McKenna from Dinner Plain who organised this outstanding event.

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