Odd Friday Lunch: Ken Sheldon at the North Fitzroy Arms

The Odd Friday Lunch with Ken Sheldon – March 17
Three courses
Drinks at bar prices

Bookings: Phone 94864501



Entree – Sweet Corn and Chorizo Croquettes with Saffron Aioli
Main – Roast Chicken Breast, Duck Fat Potatoes, Fennel Slaw  or
Veal Saltimbocca with Basil & Parmesan Gnocchi and wilted Spinach
Dessert – Tiramisu

Ken Sheldon moved from north-central Victoria to play footy for Carlton in 1977 as a 17 year old. He played 132 games for Carlton before leaving to play for St Kilda from 1987. He played in three Carlton premierships 79, 81 & 82, was a Victorian representative player in 80 & 83, was Carlton’s leading goalkicker in 79 and is in Carlton’s Hall of Fame.

He was a clever and courageous player who took over the number 5 jumper from Syd Jackson. Ken kicked the goal late in the game in the 79 Grand Final against Collingwood, from the famous Wayne Harmes knock from the boundary. He played 53 games for St Kilda and then took over as coach in 1990 lifting the down and out Saints to finals appearances in 92 &and93. He then coached South Adelaide in the SANFL from 94. His son Sam played AFL for Brisbane Lions.


Ken is a very entertaining public speaker.


North Fitzroy Arms – in good form.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.

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