Simon Madden was one of the greatest ruckman to play AFL and is one of Essendon’s greats
Born 30/12/57, he played for Essendon between ’74 & ’92. He remained
loyal to Essendon, despite significant offers to lure him away, playing
378 games & kicking 575 goals. He won 4 Best & Fairests, 1 Norm
Smith Medal, was a 3 time All Australian, and a Brownlow runner up. He
played in 2 Premierships, was captain for 2 years, and captained the
Vic interstate side for 3 years winning a Simpson Medal for best on
ground. He was president of the AFL Players association for 5 years.
Simon is in Essendon’s Team of the Century, 5th in the Champions of
Essendon, and in the Australian Hall of Fame.
Simon worked as a teacher for 15 years, becoming Vice Principal. After his playing career he did some coaching, is a business management & motivational consultant & speaker, & plays in a classic rock band ‘Better Late than Never’ at local venues. He is a Director on Essendon’s
Board, a Director of the AFL Players Assoc. & Chairman of the PastPlayers Advisory Board.
MENU $40 + Drinks
Entree – Salt & Pepper Squid with Lime Aioli & Rocket Salad
Mains – Roast Beef with Pommes Lyonnaise, Confit Tomato & Chimichurri
Roasted, Boned & Rolled Pork Loin, Earl Grey Prunes with Fennel,
Mint & Apple Slaw
Dessert – Cheese Platter
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