The Odd Friday Lunch with Sam Newman (Sorry but it’s booked out)

BOOKED OUT – sorry folks but this filled very quickly


Look out for the March 3 and March 17 lunches.



This Friday afternoon Sam Newman will be joining us at the Odd Friday Lunch. It will be an afternoon full of old school footy stories, current footy trends and a good laugh or two.


Friday 17th February 1:05pm

Please email [email protected] with attendee names

Phone number: 03 9486 4501


John “Sam” Newman

Sam Newman 71, was born in Geelong and went to Geelong Grammar. The ruckman played 300 games for the Geelong Cats, he captained the club and won 2 Best and Fairest awards. He is in Geelong’s Hall of Fame, Geelong’s Team of The Century and The AFL Hall of Fame.


Sam has had a prominent career in the media since 1981 and has been on The Footy Show since its inception 1994.


Sam also had a brief career in Motorsport from 1988. In 2002 he won pole position in the Sandown 500 driving a Ferrari ahead of Jim Richards driving a Porsche. He then had a season driving for Team Lamborghini.


Sam is a famous and controversial media figure who speaks his mind and is perhaps deliberately controversial. He has also been involved in numerous controversial incidents over the years that quickly get the attention of the media.


MENU – $35 plus drinks

Entree – Vegetarian Laksa with Thai basil and lime

Main – Mustard Roast beef, confit potato, pea and mint salad or Ginger and sesame glazed Tuna with pickled vegetable salad

Dessert – Local and imported cheeses, quince paste, pear and crackers


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

Date and time: Friday 17th February 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.

North Fitzroy Arms – in good form.


  1. HARMSY: see if Samuel wants to regale guests with a yarn or 2 about his old Dad.
    ‘Nogger’ Newman was a legendary character at Corio, the GGS senior campus, and was my economics and geography teacher in what would now be called Year 10.
    His favourite intro. to an errant lad who hadn’t done his homework and had thus come ill-prepared to a class the next day would start with:
    “Eeeee, crikey boy, what have you been doing …… ! Eeee, crikey!”
    My Dad and Nogger, both chalkies, were acquaintances rather than great mates as they served on different campuses.

  2. Thanks Richard. Looking forward to this. I’ve read a bit about Nogger over the years. He keeps bobbing up.

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