New York Magpie players from the club’s first game in 1998 through to the 2014 Division 1 National Championship game as well as friends of the club and family members recently attended an alumni event in Melbourne at the Duke of Wellington. With over 50 attending, it was a great evening of reconnecting with old friends, relieving classic stories and having a few drinks.
Organised by former club President Doug Lewis who is now living in Ballarat, attendees came from Melbourne, regional Victoria, NSW and SA plus further afield. Unfortunately Hulk Hogan, who was attending a function upstairs at the same pub, couldn’t make a cameo appearance.
There were a few calls for an alumni game and after the successful gathering, regular events are likely to be held. The New York Magpies have contact details for around 320 alumni and if you know of anyone who has been involved with the club who hasn’t been invited to alumni events or you would like to get in contact with any fellow former players let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.