from the website:
Merv Neagle was born in Nhill on the 7th March 1958, and grew up in a small country town called Dimboola in Western Victoria.
He was a talented, tuff and uncompromising wingman who gave his all for his teammates and supporter’s alike.
He played 147 games for Essendon between 1977 and 1985 and 56 games for Sydney Swans between 1986 and 1990.
Merv was an imperative member of Essendon’s 1984 premiership side and finished 2nd in the Brownlow medal count in 1980,
he ended his football career in 1990.
Merv tragically passed away in August 2012 leaving behind his wife Donna and 6 children, Stacey, Jay, Jydon, Nathan, Matthew and Jaxon.
About the TRIBUTE GAME:
The Tribute game is to raise money for a charity of the family’s choice that gets changed every year, and to also keep this
amazing mans memory alive.
The game is an annual event in September, the game is the same as an average AFL football game that has 5 legends each side,
the teams being ESSENDON LEGENDS VS VICTORIAN STARS.
The rest of the team will be first in best dressed with 23 players a side, anyone can have this great opportunity to play with some of the
great AFL Legends such as Terry Danniher, Brendon Fevola, Barry Mitchell, Daryn Cresswell and coaches Paul Vanderhaar and Simon Madden and more.
About 2015’s GAME;
This year the game will be held at Windy hill in Essendon, Melbourne VIC, on the 2nd September 2015, Game starting at 3.30pm,
we will be raising money for MND (motor neurone disease).
The costs for this year are,
To play in the game its $400.00PP,this includes a Jersey, Shorts, Socks, and free entry into the Function.
To go to the Function its $100.00 PP,this includes a 3 course meal and Entertainment.
To go to the game is FREE.
The Function will be held in Essendon’s Social Club after the game, there is only 200 seats in the
Function room available, so again first in best dressed, anyone who buys a ticket to the function is able to sit up in the function room during
the game (finger food provided), Unfortunately everyone else will be out around the ground.
- Simon Maddens Band ‘Better late then never’.
- Huge Memorabilia Auction.
- Getting to catch up with all the stars.