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Tennis, treats and a big thank you

  • CFA members assemble outside Rod Laver Arena
  • View from the top
  • Eventual runner up Venus Williams put on a good show
  • Enjoying the perks of the corporate box

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  1.07 PM 10 February, 2017


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Delicious nibbles, drinks and a bird’s eye view of Venus Williams and Andy Murray were just a few of the perks that ten CFA members and their partners were treated to at this year’s Australian Open.  

On Sunday 22 January, Peter Bailey, Neil Beer, Bradley Fisher, Peter Harbridge, Jamie Herd, Joanne Melton, Kevin Bolwell, Niki Habibis, David Pollard, Barry Planner and their partners were given the chance to enjoy all the thrills and spills of the tennis from a corporate box as a thank you for their contribution to CFA.

Nominations for the event were put forward by each of the districts to recognise members who have achieved something significant over the course of the last twelve months, and who may not have received much in the way of recognition or appreciation at the time.

Limestone Brigade’s Kevin and Jenny Bolwell, who collectively have over 80 years of service to CFA, said the day was fabulous from start to finish and they were overwhelmed with the ‘celebrity treatment’ they were given.

“Not only did we get to see some fantastic displays of tennis and mingle with fellow CFA members, but we also got spoilt rotten in the process,” they said.

“The experience was seamless. From the moment we were picked up to when we were dropped off, the experience is more than we could have ever imagined, and we were so grateful to be nominated.”

CFA Deputy Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic, who attended the event on behalf of the Chief Officer, said it was great to be able to show our thanks to some amazing CFA members.

“All these people went above and beyond for their local area, and we’re truly thankful,” said Alen.

The hospitality came care of Delaware North Companies Australia. This was the fourth year the company has opened its ‘super box’ to thank CFA members.

A great day was had by all those who attended. Bring on 2018!

Last Updated: 13 February 2017