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The genius of Sheedy

Simon Conway  June 15, 2017 11:08 AM

BTV: 50 Years of Sheeds - Chris Daniher Chris Daniher reflects on his time playing under the great Kevin Sheedy.

Essendon premiership player Chris Daniher acknowledges he was more ‘workmanlike’ than ‘superstar’ but therein lies the genius of Kevin Sheedy.

Daniher played his entire 124 game career under Sheedy including the 1993 Grand Final win over Carlton.

He said Sheedy had an ability to extract the best out of every player, not just the champions.

“Every player that has been around the Essendon Football Club a few years would owe Kevin Sheedy something,” Daniher said.

“We as a family owe him a lot.

“If you worked hard he gave you the opportunity to get out there and play.

“That’s what he gave me and I had a wonderful 11 years at Essendon.

“First things first, you’ve got to get an opportunity and then you’ve got to have somebody that believes in you if you’re prepared to do the work.

“It wasn’t just the out and out superstars, there are a lot of workmanlike players who turned into really good players with the self belief and the confidence from his side.

“You’ll have your different tiers of players in your football team and he was legendary for throwing players around the field and throwing challenges out.

“He’s an interesting ‘fella’ Kevin, there was never a dull moment.”

On Thursday June 29 Essendon will celebrate one of the most remarkable careers in the game’s history.

‘50 Years of Sheeds’ will honour the great Kevin Sheedy.

From his days as a premiership winning Tiger, to transforming the Bombers into a national powerhouse, to launching the Giants, to his vision that has seen ANZAC Day, Dreamtime at the ‘G and now the Country Festival form crucial components of the AFL calendar … his contribution to the game is unrivalled.

Join us as we celebrate ‘50 Years of Sheeds’ at the iconic MCG on Thursday June 29.

Guests will enjoy canapés on arrival as well as a two-course meal and beverages.  

Premium packages are available.

Tim Watson will MC this once in a lifetime evening, featuring special guest appearances from some of the AFL’s most influential personalities, along with past and present players.

Tickets available here

Date: Thursday 29 June

Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Venue: MCG Members Dining Room, Level 2, Gate 2 entry

Price: $230 DRC Members, $250 Non Members

Dress: Lounge Suit