The New York Magpies Australia Day party in 2012 took on an iconic feeling with numerous well known Australianâ€™s joining the Magpies to celebrate the greatest country in the world. Angus Young from AC/DC mixed with Chopper Read and the Red Wiggle while Pat Cash faced off with Pat Cash and Lleyton Hewitt got involved as well. Contrary to popular rumour Warwick Capper is not the Magpies latest recruit although Shane Warne may be having a run around in the NYCAFL later in the year. Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman led the charge as everyone at the party chased down the jar of Vegemite for a proper Australian meal to end the night.
As has been the way throughout the Magpies history, Australia Day was celebrated long and hard into the night.Â Photos of all the costumes which were taken by superstar club memberÂ Rob DonnerÂ can be foundÂ here.
The New York Magpies would like to thank everyone that attended as well as our great club sponsors and supporters especially Matt Astill and theÂ Australian Bar & RestaurantÂ for hosting the event as part of a busy Australia Day week.
Several costumes stood out above the rest with the winners of the costume awards being:
Best Group Costume â€“ Eddy Buckingham and Kayli Shallik
Best Female Costume Winner â€“ Kylie McMaster
Best Female Costume Runner Up â€“ Christina Licata
Best Male Costume Winner – Tristan Keeffe
Best Male Costume Runner Up â€“ Chris Norman