OAM for ‘Coodabeen’

Ian Cover received an OAM for his service to the community. (Ivan Kemp) 285365_09

Saturday mornings listening to the Coodabeen Champions on ABC Radio was a ritual for many during footy season back in the day and it’s still going strong.

Ian Cover has played a massive role in the show, which is now broadcast on 3MP, and was this week the recipient of an OAM for his service.

Barwon Heads based Mr Cover is a founding presenter of the popular show, but has been a significant contributor to journalism, politics and public speaking.

He was an inductee to the Melbourne Cricket Club Media Hall of Fame in 2003, has been Master of Ceremonies for Geelong Football Club for 20 years, life member of GFC Pivotonians in 2005 and chair of Barwon Heads Uniting Church Council since 2005.