Robert Rose Cup at the MCG
Sporting clubs do a wonderful job at giving back to the community, and the clubs throughout the AFL are a testament to the type of philanthropy that can be provided, especially when there is an emotional connection to a particular charity.
I have had the honour of being an ambassador for the Robert Rose Foundation over many years and just recently I performed at the Collingwood Football Club’s Presidents Luncheon at the MCG before their Round 10 clash.
Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, in partnership with Slater & Gordon, honour former player Robert Rose’s contribution to sport and raise awareness for people living with disability when the teams play for the Robert Rose Cup.
It is named after Robert, who played 26 games for Collingwood between 1970 and 1972 and nine for Footscray in 1973. He was the son of legendary Collingwood player and coach Bob Rose, and his uncles Kevin, Ralph and Bill Rose all played for the club with distinction.
If you’re interested supporting the Rose Foundation, head to this website –