The Odd Friday Lunch with Peter McKenna

This Friday afternoon Peter McKenna will be joining us at the Odd Friday Lunch. It will be an afternoon full of Collingwood footy stories, current footy trends and Hey, Hey it’s Saturday.


Friday 3rd March 1:05pm

Please email [email protected] with attendee names

Phone number: 03 9486 4501


Peter McKenna


Peter McKenna (70 yrs) was regarded as one of the best full forwards to ever play VFL when he played full forward for Collingwood. He played 180 games for Collingwood between 1965 and 1975 and played a further 11 games for Carlton in 1977, after having a year in Tasmania in 1976.


Peter won the Coleman medal in 1972 & 1973, and was Collingwood’s leading goalkicker for 8 seasons from 1967. He has been inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame.


He was a school teacher until he became a VFL star. While at Collingwood he recorded two pop songs that made the charts and he was a regular on Melbourne TV. He co-hosted Hey Hey Its Saturday until Collingwood made him make a choice of media or football – only then did Ossie Ostrich take on the role. Peter was regarded as the first of the ‘pop star’ footballers and was famous for his Beatle-esque looks. He was regarded as the most popular footballer ever in VFL.


MENU – $35 plus drinks

Entree – Grilled Saganaki, rocket, lemon and ouzo dressing

Main – Duck and vegetable pie, porcini mushroom jus or

Dry spiced kangaroo fillet with pommegranite and pistachio tabouleh

Dessert – Rum and raisin pudding, with rum syrup, vanilla ice cream


Where: North Fitzroy Arms, 296 Rae St, North Fitzroy.

Date and time: Friday 3rd March 1.05pm

Cost: $35 plus drinks

Contact: [email protected] with attendee names to book seats.

Phone number: 03 9486 4501


North Fitzroy Arms – in good form.


  1. Stab Punt Jim says

    I look forward to attending, with my wife, The Odd Friday Lunch with Peter McKenna. Peter is without doubt the best exponent of the drop punt as a kick for goal. He would have to be the greatest promoter of the drop punt and should be given much credit for its general use in Australian Football today.
    Stab Punt Jim. A lifetime supporter of the Mighty Magpies.

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