Time to get behind Bendigo Thunder

Noted philanthropist, women’s football advocate and board member of Western Bulldogs Football Club, Dr Susan Alberti AC, will be the key speaker at Bendigo Thunder’s first fundraiser for the year.

Number one ticket holder of the club, Lisa Chesters MP, will host the event at La Piazza. The theme of the event is
‘Women supporting women’s football’.

Ms Chesters said she was very proud to host the first fundraiser of the year for Bendigo’s only senior women’s
Australian Rules Football team.

“There has never been a better time to get involved with women’s footy, as participation numbers increase and the AFL
looks to launch a National Women’s League in 2017,” Ms Chesters said.

“It is really important we as a city get behind the Bendigo Thunder. This team is a real asset to our city and I am very
proud to be a part of it.”

Bendigo Thunder’s Laura Flanagan encouraged everyone to come along and support their local women’s footy team.

“Lisa Chesters has been a great supporter of our club for a number of years now and it's fantastic to be doing such a
wonderful event with her.

“The club is really appreciative to have Dr Susan Alberti provide her insights into women's football as she is such a wellknown
name in the sport and women in business as well.

“Women's footy is getting bigger and better every year and this is a really good opportunity for people who are not yet
involved to jump on board with Bendigo's only senior women's football team.

“This fundraiser is going to be a great kick off for season 2016 and we really want to see some new faces come along
and find out what women's football is about.

“We don't just want women to come along, bring the guys as well, there's going to be something for everyone at this

Details of event:

WHERE: La Piazza, 2 ‐ 4 Howard Pl, Bendigo
WHEN: Friday, February 26th, 12– 1:30pm
COST: $50, Includes meal & key note speaker Susan Alberti AC