Battle of the Blab for Northcott Disability Services, Sydney

May 9th, 2012



Battle of the Blab for Northcott Disability Services photos and commentary;  MiSociety 3 May 2012

Sports Stars Battle it out for Northcott
‘Battle of the Blab’ is an intriguingly fun idea dreamt up by the good folk at Northcott Disability Services as a way of raising both their profile and of course, funds..  ‘Battle of the Blab’ supported by KPMG at their headquarters in Sydney, pitted some of Australia’s favourite sporting commentators and media personalities against each other over three rounds of hot-topic debates.

‘Battle of the Blab’ was an inaugural event by the Northcott Disability Services but their CEO Kerry Stubbs told guests that judging by the keen take up of tickets it was an idea that they would probably build on. Enthusiasm for the event could be witnessed ‘live as the large ‘Twitter’ screen which was red hot all night from ‘tweeters’ present and many more out in Twitterland who eagerly got involved in the lively sporting debates.

Battle of the Blab’s eight panellists, including Debbie Spillane (ABC’s first full-time female sports commentator), Steve Mortimer (Rugby League legend and former Channel 7 and Fox Sports commentator) and Johanna Griggs (former Commonwealth Games swimming champion and Channel 7 sports presenter), entertained guests with their personal sporting stories and opinions on topical sporting issues. 

Robert Stein Wines, represented by Megan and Guy Stein who are great supporters of Northcott Disability Services, again provided the excellent wines as panellists went head to head in debating teams. 

Had there been an individual competition on the night for touching the emotions (and for the longest speech despite the humorous efforts of host Craig Norenbergs to call ‘time’) former Socceroos coach Rale Rasic would have been on the winners podium.  Rale had guests spellbound as he described the amazing spirit and uncomplaining nature of his 25 member Poweroos team (The Australian Powerchair Football Team) that he had recently coached for the first  powerchair World Cup tournament held in France.

All funds raised on the night went to Northcott Disability Services’ Recreation service, which provides children and young adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to get off the sidelines and involved in the sports they love.  Visit to learn more about the excellent work they do on behalf of their clients.

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