Craig Mottram hugs his opponents

At the 'G

The podcast for MCC members

At the ‘G is a new podcast for MCC members that celebrates the great moments in the history of the Club and the MCG.

Hosted by Fox Footy’s Anthony Hudson, the series takes an in-depth look at the memorable Boxing Day Tests, the great AFL grand finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as rock concerts, the Billy Graham crusade and moments of controversy.

Hudson speaks to the people that were there: the athletes, coaches, officials, broadcasters, staff and of course – the members.

Episode 6: The 2006 AFL Grand Final

“Who would’ve thought that the sequel would be just as good as the original?”

One year and one week after Leo Barry’s match-saving mark saw the Sydney Swans triumph over the West Coast Eagles on the last Saturday in September 2005, the two sides met again on the hallowed MCG turf.

Facing off in back-to-back AFL Grand Finals, it was always going to be a tight contest. But as commentator and At the ‘G host Anthony Hudson summed up – nobody could have predicted just how close it would be.

Episode 5: Leo Barry, you star!

It’s one of the most iconic marks – and calls – in football history. But Sydney’s drought-breaking premiership was more than just a moment.

In this episode of At the ‘G, host Anthony Hudson assembles a who’s who from the day: coaches Paul Roos and John Worsfold, Leo Barry, Brett Kirk, Michael O’Loughlin, Amon Buchanan, Chris Judd, Dean Cox and commentator Stephen Quartermain.

They discuss everything from the Swans’ migration to Sydney from South Melbourne, how they re-embraced their ‘Bloods’ culture, and the “forgotten moment” from the Grand Final that was arguably as big as the mark itself.

Episode 4: The Bradman Luncheon

Ordinarily one of the signature functions on the Club’s annual calendar and held at the MCG, the Bradman Luncheon comes to you in 2020 as a special episode of At the ‘G.

Host Anthony Hudson reminisces about the importance and history of the luncheon through a virtual format to mark what would have been the 20th anniversary of this popular event.

He speaks to broadcaster and Luncheon host Gerard Whateley, operatic soprano Greta Bradman, grand-daughter of the late Sir Donald, former Australian cricketers Keith Stackpole and Wayne Phillips and Loris Charlton, wife of the late Tony Charlton who established and hosted the first Luncheon in 2001.

Episode 3: Mottram’s moment + Barassi walks on water

Every major games has a designated local hero and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games it was 25 year-old Melburnian Craig Mottram.

In part two of this extended look back at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Huddo speaks to Mottram about the build up to the Games – all of which unfolded outside the front door of his Richmond home – and the thirteen minutes he had to deliver on ten years’ of preparation.

Plus, we go back to where the Games began – with a flying tram and a moment of magic from AFL legend Ron Barassi.

Episode 2: Kerryn McCann’s day at the ‘G

In episode two of At the ‘G, host Anthony Hudson looks back on the day in March 2006 when nearly 80,000 fans witnessed Kerryn McCann and Kenya’s Hellen Cherono Koskei battle it out in one of the all-time great marathons.

McCann’s emotional win would take on even greater significance when the mother-of-three tragically lost her battle with breast cancer only two and a half years later in December 2008.

Introductory episode with MCC President Michael Happell

This introductory episode features an in-depth interview with MCC President Michael Happell, who discusses his early memories as a member, his first year as President of the MCC, the Club’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the path towards gathering together in the Reserve once more.

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