Congratulations to Gillon McLachlan, who has been named successor to outgoing AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou. One of his first acts as new chief will be to attend the Melbourne University Blues luncheon this Saturday, held at the newly renovated Oval Pavilion on campus.
The luncheon celebrates the 10 year reunion of the three 2004 University Blues premiership teams. Caroline Wilson, head football writer for The Age will be a guest speaker. Wilson was the first woman to cover AFL full-time and is a highly recognised Australian sport journalist.
Mr McLachlan completed a bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the University of Melbourne and lived at Trinity College with his future wife, Laura. While at the University, he joined the Melbourne University Blues football team, which he continued to play for until 2003. He ended up with over 140 games played, and three years as captain (2000-2003). Upon retirement he was appointed a life member of the Blues in recognition of his significant contributions to the club for nearly a decade.
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