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Battle of the Blab for Northcott

April 19, 2012toMay 3, 2012

 

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Battle of the Blab – Aussie sporting know-it-alls head into battle for people with disabilities – great line-up of ‘blabbers’

  • Thursday 3 May 2012 at 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • KPMG Building Sydney
  • Tickets $80 per person, includes canapés,  premium beverages and a huge fun night

Australia’s favourite sporting commentators and media personalities will be heading into a first-of-its-kind battle for people with disabilities on Thursday, 3 May.

Kicking off at the KPMG Building in Sydney, Northcott Disability Services’ inaugural Battle of the Blab is a unique event that will pit some of Australia’s favourite sporting commentators and media personalities against each other over three rounds of hot-topic debates, giving their inside scoop on Australian sports and the controversies that surround it.

Panellists for the Battle of the Blab include:
• Alex Blackwell, Captain of the NSW Lend Lease Breakers and Vice-Captain of the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars
• Mark Cashman, Wide World of Sports Rugby Union commentator and Editor of Inside Rugby magazine
• Johanna Griggs, Former Commonwealth Games swimming champion and Channel 7 sports presenter
• Felicity Harley, Editor of Women’s Health Magazine and Sunrise program regular
• Tom Harley, Two-time AFL Premiership winning captain of the Geelong Cats and Channel 7 Commentator
• Steve Mortimer OAM, Rugby League legend and former Channel 7 and Fox Sports commentator
• Rale Rasic OAM, First coach to take Australia to the Soccer World Cup finals and former SBS commentator
• Debbie Spillane, The ABC’s first full-time female sports commentator and current host of ABC Grandstand

What will ‘Casho’ say when asked if Rugby has an image issue? Who has more pride and will fight for their sports right to claim Western Sydney’s favourite sport out of NRL’s Steve Mortimer and AFL’s Tom Harley? How will Johanna Griggs make her point in the always controversial topic of whether it’s harder to make it as an individual sports star versus as part of a team?

As Master of Ceremonies, Craig Norenbergs, Head of ABC Grandstand, will have the job of referee, calling the shots as he sees them. 

With a venue boasting the best views of King Street Wharf, the stage is set to produce an event to remember. Tickets are only $80 per person, with canapés and premium beverages included.

All funds raised from the Battle of the Blab will go towards Northcott’s Recreation service, a state-wide service that provides hundreds of children and adults living with a physical disability with the opportunity to participate in sporting and recreation-based activities of their choice. From adapted athletic and swimming carnivals, to events like concerts and holidays away with peers, Northcott’s Recreation service aims to encourage independence and empower those living with a disability to participate in sport, something we often take for granted.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.northcott.com.au

6:30pm to 9:30pm – Drinks at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Location: KPMG Building 10 Shelley Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney
Parking: Sun Parking, 261-293 Kent St (Cnr Erskine St, entry also on Sussex St)
Price: $80.00 inc. GST ($50.00 tax deductible)

About Northcott Disability Services
Northcott Disability Services is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support to more than 10,000 children and adults living with a disability and their families and carers across NSW and the ACT.

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