Get your thinking cap on for Magpie quiz
Thursday, 5th March, 2015
By Emily Roberts
If you like trivia, the Central Football Club’s quiz night is made for you.
The “Pizza, Pasta and Trivia night” will be held on March 21 at the clubrooms. Doors open at 6pm and the quiz starts at 7.
Organisers Craig Gilby and Glenn Williams said they were hoping for a fun night before the footy season started.
“We wanted to organise a function to try and get the footy clubs together for a bit of fun,” Craig said.
“It is just a social event before the battle lines are drawn.”
Glenn said they discussed how to host the event and decided raising funds for a worth cause would be a good start.
“We wanted to team up with an organisation that could benefit from it,” he said.
“We thought Lifeline would be a good local charity.
“We hope, if it is successful, to make it an annual event.”
But Craig said it wasn’t just for footy sides.
“We have thrown it open to everyone. Anyone can make a team, from emergency services, nurses, teachers, sporting groups,” he said.
“We have tables from the North and South football clubs and we hope West will get on board as well. A lot of people are putting tables together as we speak.
“If you want to come along but don’t have a team, put your name down and we can put you in a team.”
Pharmacist Alex Page will be the “quiz master”, there are prizes to be won and the bar will be open.
Half the money raised will go to Lifeline, with the other half covering catering costs.
“We want to thank Lifeline for coming in and helping do a lot of the work,” Glenn said. “Besides the trivia, we will also have some games. Any extra money we raise will go towards our juniors and women’s sides.”
“We want to have a social event that involves camaraderie between the clubs and the community,” Craig said.
“It’s very rare to have all the clubs together because they want to be there and not because they have to be there.”
Lifeline’s Trevor Odgers said they grateful to Central.
“We really appreciate the support,” he said. “Any opportunity to fundraise will go a long way. We really encourage everyone to get on board.”
Tickets cost $20 or $200 for a table of 10 and are available from Lifeline. For more information call Glenn Williams on 0401 324 317.