he Chappell Foundation’s new fundraising partner, Brisbane based business and sport networking group Captain’s Club, has opened the innings with a flourish.
Greg Chappell, our co-founder and Patron, was guest of honour at the Chappell 108 2020 Winemakers Lunch organised by the Captain’s Club at the Gabba on December 17, Day One of the Adelaide Test versus India.
The lunch marked the 50th anniversary of Greg’s Test debut, in which he scored an historic Ashes century.
Organised at short notice (after Brisbane was unable to host the first Test of the series), the lunch brought together cricket heroes and stalwarts of Brisbane’s business scene.
Besides Greg, former top cricketers at the lunch included Jeff Thomson, Greg Ritchie, Carl Rackemann and Gary Cosier. “We organised the whole thing in four or five weeks, and we got 120 guests, which was about the limit we could handle at such short notice.” said Captain’s Club chairman Matt Brannelly.
Featuring Brockenchack wines – and Barossa Valley identity Jane Ferrari – the lunch was
Matt, a strategic advisor to not-for-profit groups, founded Captain’s Club with wicket-keeping great Ian Healy to support Ian’s Aspirations 4 Kids in Sport charity.
In 2020, it was decided the Captain’s Club should support homeless youngsters through The Chappell Foundation.
Matt is looking to stage a calendar of Brisbane events bringing together business and sports people.