Footy legend’s night on the couch

Ian Cover and Neil Derrick discuss the On the Couch night. 160337

FOOTY royalty is headed to Ocean Grove early next month.
VFL/AFL legend David Parkin will headline a massive night for the Ocean Grove Uniting Church, which will hold an ‘On the Couch’ night.
Ian Cover from the Coodabeen Champions, who lives in Barwon Heads, will host the night and will coax Parkin into letting out his innermost thoughts in what is sure to be an entertaining evening.
The night will raise funds for the church and also for the Male Bag Foundation, which focuses on prostate cancer funds and research.
Parkin is a strong advocate for prostate cancer and is a prostate cancer patron. Besides being a legendary coach, Parkin is a Hawthorn premiership captain and coach, a three-time Carlton premiership coach, a respected media commentator on Fox Footy and the ABC and a Deakin University lecturer. Parkin has a house in Point Lonsdale.
Cover said he was looking forward to getting Parkin to speak about a variety of issues.
“He’s a very interesting man and I’m sure I will just have to prod him only a little bit and he will just take over,” Cover laughed.
“He’s very passionate about footy and prostate cancer research.”
The night is on 5 November, starting at 7.30pm, at the Uniting Church in Ocean Grove. Cost is $20, which also includes supper. For tickets contact Neil on 0403 937 427, Jean on 0447 853 442 or the church on 5256 2477.