The Vicki Cleary Tribute Match

Coburg celebrated the life of Vicki Cleary, the sister of Phil as a prelude to the Coburg v Northern Blues match last Sunday (April 30).


Vicki was only 25 when she was murdered by her ex boyfriend 30 years ago.


Phil spoke in a passionate way before the match to the assembled crowd on how it is essential is it to end violence towards women. He was supported by a large group of people behind him which included Rosie Batty.


The crowd then observed one minute silence to honour those who have lost their lives.


Phil Cleary is a Coburg great, he played over 200 games for The Burgers and coached them to two premierships in 1988 and 1989.







  1. Dave Brown says

    It was a great initiative and sounds like a really emotional day, Rod. Phil speaks so passionately on the matter and the importance of footy clubs / communities in creating the right culture for the young men we grow in them. Carn the Burgers!

  2. Yvette Wroby says

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Good work all

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