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The Hudsons are coming!

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June 14, 2018

By Jarryd Barca

Don’t miss out as former VFL/AFL champions Peter and Paul Hudson are coming to John Foord Oval.

Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club will be joined by the father-son duo in a bid to help raise money for the club.  

The special occasion will be a part of the club’s ‘Family Ties and Auction Night’, which will proceed following the Round 12 senior game between the Roos and the Wodonga Raiders.  

“Just come along and mix with two Hawthorn legends, Peter Hudson and Paul Hudson. Paul obviously played for Footscray and Hawthorn, and Peter is a legend at Hawthorn.” Roos President Graham Hosier told The Free Press.

“Also, you can come along and help our club out with the auction that the players are getting behind and help raise money for the club.” 

Mr Hosier is encouraging all Corowa locals to make it down to John Foord Oval, as it will be a fantastic opportunity to meet a couple of football greats with meals and drinks also available.

Local goods and services will also be up for auction.   

“It’s going to be a really great day and everyone is welcome,” he said. 

Debuting in 1967, Peter Hudson is statistically known as one of the most prolific full forwards in the game’s history, kicking a total of 1721 goals from 288 games with New Norfolk, Hawthorn and Glenorchy. 

The goal kicking legend has booted the third most goals in Hawthorn’s history (727) and was named at full forward in the official Tasmanian Team of the Century in 2004. 

Son Paul debuted in 1990 for the Hawks and after 134 games was traded to the Western Bulldogs. Paul was named in the 1998 All Australian side as a Bulldog and kicked 479 goals in his 245-game career that ended in 2002. He spent his last season and final three matches with Richmond. 

The Family Ties and Auction Night is a free event that will be ongoing directly after the seniors game on Saturday, June 30. 

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