EJ Whitten Legends Game returns in 2016
A collection of the AFL’s greatest retired champions will take to the field when the TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game returns in primetime on Friday 2 September, 2016 at Marvel Stadium.
The TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game will celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2016, with two of the AFL’s greats leading the Victorian and All Stars teams as captains – Jonathan Brown and Matthew Richardson.
“I am very excited to be captaining the Victorian team this year. Looking through our team list, I think we are going to be hard to beat,” said Brown.
“We have some absolute greats lining up for Victoria; premiership players, All-Australians, AFL Hall of Famers – and that’s not even giving all our secrets away, Richo better watch out.”
All Stars captain and Tiger’s cult figure, Matthew “Richo” Richardson, is excited to pull on the boots and raise awareness for prostate cancer.
“The TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game is a great opportunity for some of footy’s greats to come together and support the E.J. Whitten Foundation and raise awareness for men’s health,” said Richardson.
“The All Stars team is definitely looking strong this year; we have pulled together the best of the best from around the country. I don’t want to reveal too much, but it is safe to say some of the biggest names in AFL are on our list and we’re revved up and ready to take on Browny’s Vics.”
Executive Director of the E.J. Whitten Foundation, Ted Whitten, believes that the TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game provides a great opportunity to bring discussions around prostate cancer and men’s health to the forefront.
“It is fantastic to see how this event brings the AFL community together to support and raise awareness for a cause that is close to the hearts of many Australians and also the Whitten family,” said Whitten.
“Fans this year will be in for a treat with some of the biggest and best names taking the field to try and relive their glory days.”
“The E.J. Whitten Foundation would like to thank the players, coaches, team personnel, event, broadcast and sponsorship partners for their support of the TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game.”
The E.J. Whitten Foundation was established in 1995 to honour the legacy of the late E.J. Whitten, “Mr Football”, who died after a long and public battle with Prostate Cancer.
Since its inception, the E.J. Whitten Foundation has raised over $9.5 million for prostate cancer research and awareness.
This year marks the beginning of a new five-year partnership with the E.J. Whitten Foundation and the AFL, Channel 7, Foxtel and Telstra.
Tickets for the TradingPost.com EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via ticketmaster.com.au from Friday 22 July, 2016.
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online and arrive early, with an anticipated high demand for general admission tickets.