Cordner Oration AFL Preliminary Finals Breakfast 2019

Please join us for Trinity College's annual Cordner Oration Breakfast to celebrate the AFL Finals. 

The event is named in honour of the Cordners, the footballing family of distinction, whose association with Trinity College and the University of Melbourne
has been unbroken since 1903.

Our guest speaker for the morning is Martin Flanagan (bio below).

Date: Friday 20 September 2019  (the week of the preliminary finals)

Time: 7.30–9am

Location: Trinity College Dining Hall, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Tickets: $45 per person (includes continental and hot breakfast) 

RSVP: Online by Friday 13 September 2019

Enquiries: Matilda Sholly | events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au | 03 9348 7527


In the 1970s, Martin Flanagan played 120 games in the Southern Tasmanian Amateurs B division, possibly the lowest standard of adult football then being played. He captain-coached a team that nearly won a grand final and still sees replays of the match in his head. He has written a series of books on Australian football, a play that was performed at the Malthouse theatre, a film treatment on the father of Australian Rules, Tom Wills, and innumerable articles for the Melbourne Age between 1985 and 2017.

20/09/2019

Category: People