Secrets of the MCG - with "KB" and "Tangles"
Aug 15, 2011
Hear football great Kevin Bartlett and former Test cricketer Max Walker tell their stories as part of our "Secrets of the MCG" forum in the National Sports Museum on Thursday August 25.
Tickets cost $30 (adults) and $20 (concession). Bookings are essential by phone (03) 9657 5502 or email
The event is the next in our moments that made us series of evening forums at the National Sports Museum to develop understanding of topical themes and issues associated with Australia’s sporting history.
Our latest exhibition, Hidden History of the MCG reveals some curious stories about the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Hosted by prominent sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley, attendees will be able to meet some of the people – past and present - who have strong connections and illuminating stories both strange and true with this iconic stadium. Hear from those that know, what really did happen, where, when and to whom.
Our guest panellists include Kevin Bartlett, the Richmond Football Club games record holder, commentator, former coach and the only VFL/AFL player to have played 200 matches on the MCG, who will share his memories, and also a secret or two from the good old days at the 'G.
"KB" will be joined by former Test cricketer, VFL ruckman and media personality Max Walker, who arguably knows the MCG as well as anyone.
A renowned storyteller, Max will have anecdotes galore about his days on the field, including meeting the Queen at the Centenary Test, as well as insights into life in the Channel 9 cricket commentary box.
Also on the panel will be Helen Walpole, the National Sports Museum curator, who will have constructed and launched the Hidden History of the MCG exhibition.
Helen will give an insight into the researching and content selection, share the many individual stories that feature in the exhibition and maybe share some that didn’t make it!
Light refreshments and an opportunity to view current museum exhibitions are included in each evening program, which runs from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.