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Prefects AFL Grand Final Breakfast

L–R School Vice-Captain Will Smith, Paul Hudson and Headmaster Dr Rob McEwan

This morning record numbers filled the boarding house amidst array of footy colours as fathers and sons came together for the annual Prefects’ AFL Grand Final Breakfast. This year our guest speaker was Old Boy and former Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs and Richmond AFL legend Paul Hudson (’88).

Paul made his debut in 1990 at Hawthorn playing 7 seasons and kicking 264 goals. He placed 5th in the Brownlow medal in 1991 and won the first Michael Tuck Medal for the pre-season grand final in 1992. Paul was traded to the Western Bulldogs and was their top goal kicker in 1997 and 1998 before moving to Richmond in 2001 and retiring in 2002. Since then Paul has enjoyed coaching roles at the Brisbane Lions, Collingwood and St Kilda.

Paul expressed his excitement to be back at his old school and shared with us some stories of his days representing Hutchins in football and cricket. He even brought along his old football jumper. The strong message that Paul delivered this morning was about how important it is to appreciate and value those individuals that help you to reach your goals and dreams. Paul had dreamed of playing for Hawthorn from a very young age and through determination and hard work made that dream come true.

We thank Paul for being our guest speaker today. All proceeds from the raffle at the breakfast will go to the Year 12 charity, Albie House. Thank you to the Prefects, the Hospitality students and the Community Relations team for another enjoyable event.

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