AFTER endless raffles and sausage sizzles the South East Crows Supporters Group have pulled together the funds to fly grand final ruckman Sam Jacobs into Mount Gambier.
The group will host its end-of-year function at the Blue Lake Public Golf Links on Friday, November 17 with Jacobs in attendance, giving both members and the community the chance to get to know the 203cm AFL footballer.
South East Crows Supporters Group president Trevor Roberts said he was pleased to have such a decorated player at the event.
“I have listened to Sam before and he is a very good speaker,” he said.
“It will be interesting to hear the from him after making the grand final this AFL season.”
Roberts said he hoped to see more than 120 people support the event.
“We have a bit over 100 members and at the moment we have 60 people on board,” he said.
“Last year we had Eddie Betts come down and we had 140 people, so we hope to get at least 120.”
Barney McCusker will take the masters of ceremonies role for the night.
“Barney does a very good job, he does his research,” he said.
Being a member for some time, Roberts said he could not fault any player who had previously attended the function.
“Every footballer who has come down have been excellent ambassadors for the club and we cannot speak highly enough of them,” he said.
“They are very approachable and really good people.
“It really is a night we look forward to.”