Capacity for the room is 150 and demand will be high so it is imperative that if you want to attend you book early. This function is open to past player from all AFL clubs so tickets will go very quickly.
You need to book through the AFLPA. This can be done by downloading the order form by clicking on the image to the right.
Each past player is allowed two guests.
DATE : Saturday 24 August 2013
GUEST ARRIVAL : Dining room is open from 6.30pm
GAME START : 7.40pm
VENUE : Tom Wills Room, MCG. Enter via Gate 7,
Great Southern Stand and take lifts 18 or 19 to Level 2
Your ticket to the Combined Past Players Function includes:
• Gate entry and Platinum Reserved Seating on Level 2, Great Southern Stand
• Access to the new Tom Wills Room, overlooking the ground
• A selection of gourmet canapés, tea, coffee and warm baby scones, served pre-game
• Cash bar facilities
FUNCTION COST : $25 per person (incl. GST)
There is another match day event organised for the Richmond vs Brisbane game as well. If you wish to attend this download the order form by CLICKING THIS LINK.
A fantastic article by Sam Lane that should be of interest to all past players.
While 60 per cent of the almost 600 ex-players surveyed required ongoing treatment for their old football injuries, the study showed that only 6 per cent have had their medical costs covered by their old football club or the AFLPA.
The compelling data, published only in abridged form by the university, prefaces an imminent launch by the AFLPA of a new injury treatment and hardship fund. The AFLPA has confirmed to Fairfax Media that the new scheme will kick off with a $250,000 contribution from the AFL's current player collective, after which retired footballers will apply for injury treatment funding that will require approval from an AFLPA-appointed panel.
If you are eligible we strongly recommend you become a member of the AFLPA Alumni for a small one off fee that could save thousands in medical costs.
For more information check out our AFL page - http://spiritofcarlton.com.au/blog/aflpa/
We encourage all past players to become a member of the AFL Players Alumni as the benefits they bring in terms of medical and welfare support are significant.
Past Players from all clubs are invited to enjoy the magnificent facilities at the Tom Wills dining room for the Melbourne vs Sydney clash on the 7th of July.
The AFLPA have worked to make this room available for three games of the 2013 season. If this is embraced by past players more games may become available from the 2014 season.
For just $25 past players can enjoy facilities and a view of the game usually only available to corporate supporters.
Later this season the SOC will be hosting this room for the Carlton vs Essendon game in Round 22. Hopefully we can make it a succes and gain more games in 2014.
Click on the picture below to download the order form. Please note it is first in best dressed and booking must be made at least two weeks in advance.
The latest edition of the AFLPA's 'Inform' magazine can be read by Clicking The Link.
A someone who has played at least 1 VFL/AFL game you are entitled to join the Alumni and receive the benefits from their association.
The benfits are both highly tangible and provide a lifetime of value. Benefits, which fall within the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Financial Prosperity, Continuing Education and Social Connections, include:
- bulk billing access to the AFL Medical Officers Network;
- reimbursement of private health insurance excess fees for medical procedures - up to $500 per year for all health insurers;
- access to financial services;
- edecational and Personal development offers; and
- ongoing social connections through both the Spirit of Carlton past player network as well as the Alumni network itself.
- The full range of benefits, as well as further information about the AFL Players' Alumni, can be found in the linked brochure.
To join, simply complete the linked membership form and return it - including once off fee of $50 ($25 for pensioners) - to the AFL Players' Association Level 2, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park VIC 3206 or scan and email the form to email@example.com
Over 1700 former VFL/AFL players are currently enjoying the benefits of being an AFL Players' Alumni member and we recommend this association to you.
AFL Players’ Health and Wellbeing Past Player Survey
The AFL Players’ Association are requesting the participation of all past players in a survey that aims to measure the health and well-being of past Australian Football League (AFL) players and use findings to make comparisons with benchmarks from population health statistics..
The survey is being conducted by the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia with the support of the Australian Football League Players’ Association (AFLPA). Please click on this link to complete the survey and go into the chance to win some great prizes. www.sseh.uwa.edu.au/surveys/AFLPA