The Odd Friday Lunch (Dec 13): With special guest Simon Madden


The Odd Friday Lunch with Simon Madden


1.05pm, Friday, Dec 13

at the North Fitzroy Arms, 296 Rae St, North Fitzroy

Drinks at pub prices

Bookings:      9486 4501



Entree – Salt & Pepper Squid with Lime Aioli & Rocket Salad

Mains – Roast Beef with Pommes Lyonnaise, Confit Tomato & Chimichurri
Roasted, Boned & Rolled Pork Loin, Earl Grey Prunes with Fennel,
Mint & Apple Slaw

Dessert – Cheese Platter


Simon Madden was one of the finest ruckman to play Australian footy and is one of Essendon’s greats. Born 30/12/57, he played for Essendon between ’74 & ’92. He remained loyal to Essendon, despite significant offers to lure him away, playing 378 games & kicking 575 goals. He won 4 Best & Fairests, 1 Norm Smith Medal, was a 3 time All Australian, and a Brownlow runner up. He played in 2 Premierships, was captain for 2 years, and captained the Vic interstate side for 3 years winning a Simpson Medal for best on ground. He was president of the AFL Players association for 5 years. Simon is in Essendon’s Team of the Century, 5th in the Champions of Essendon, and in the Australian Hall of Fame.

Simon worked as a teacher for 15 years, becoming Vice Principal. After his playing career he did some coaching, is a business management &
motivational consultant & speaker, & plays in a classic rock band ‘Better Late than Never’ at local venues. He is a Director on Essendon’s
Board, a Director of the AFL Players Assoc. and Chairman of the Past Players’ Advisory Board.




  1. Colin Ritchie says

    Bugger! Would love to hear what SM has to say but I can’t make it! A function at the Beeac pub!

  2. roger lowrey says

    Beeac then eh Col? Those bastards used to beat Winchelsea in the old Polwarth League back in the 50’s and 60’s. Just an historically sporting thought. RDL

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