Meet Laurie Daley at Tigers Sportsman’s Lunch fundraiser

A true icon of Australian rugby league and an immortal player for the Canberra Raiders, Laurie Daley continues to be an influential NRL figure and commentator.

The former Australian captain will join retired Maroons powerhouse prop Petero Civoniceva as guest speakers at our annual Sportsman’s Lunch on 1 September at Victoria Park, which will include gourmet meals plus great auction pieces and raffle prizes.

About Laurie Daley

Affectionately known as ‘Lozza’ and ‘Loz’, Laurie Daley AM is a legendary former professional rugby league coach and player. 

From teenage whiz kid to senior statesman, Daley scaled virtually every notable summit in his 14-year career.

His attacking brilliance and reliable defence was the linchpin of three premierships with Canberra Raiders.

He made his first-grade debut for Canberra in 1987, when he sat on the reserves bench alongside Glenn Lazarus for the losing grand finalists against Manly.

In the ensuing years, he became a cornerstone of the Canberra backline as the Raiders swept to three titles in a golden six-year period.

In 1989, Daley was the competition’s second-highest try scorer with 16. That year the teenager made the first of 26 appearances for NSW, while his Australian debut came in 1990 when he toured Great Britain and France, playing four Tests in the centres.

From 1991, he shifted to five-eighth and two years later took over the Australian captaincy in the absence of Mal Meninga for the first Test against New Zealand, when he kicked a match-saving field goal.

Daley was barred from representative football in 1995 when he signed for Super League, but was still named Rugby League Week’s player of the year.

A number of injuries hindered Daley’s final seasons, but he was still immortalised in bronze at Canberra Stadium, having played exclusively for the club in a 244-game career that yielded 87 tries.

Nowadays he is also an entertaining co-host of the morning breakfast show – The Big Sports Breakfast – on Radio Station 2KY and a keynote speaker who informs, delights and gets audiences laughing as he draws on his extraordinary experiences in professional rugby league circles.

Join us for the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers’ annual Sportsman’s Lunch fundraiser!

Date: Friday 1 September 2023, from 12pm to 3.30pm
Location: Victoria Park Golf Complex, The Marquee Room
Price: Tickets start from $165 for a single seat, $1600 for a table of 10 and $2000 for a table of 9 with an Origin legend!

Tickets will get you a 2-course meal, 3-hour drinks package and the chance to win huge auction pieces and raffle prizes run by raconteur and emcee Justin Karcher.

The highlight of the event will be a Q&A session featuring Origin greats Petero Civoniceva and Laurie Daley as well as our very own Hostplus Cup head coach Matt Church.

Tickets are limited, get yours now!

For more information and ticket sales, click here.

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers Home Games

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers home games are held at our redeveloped Totally Workwear Stadium, Langlands Park.

Tickets at the gate: Adults $10 | Concession $5 | Children under 15-years-old are free.

Getting to the game: It is recommended to catch public transport or get dropped off to avoid missing out on a carpark.

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