Albury has landed a stunning coup with former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley to speak at its annual luncheon.
The Ovens and Murray Football Netball League powerhouse traditionally hosts a grand final function, but COVID forced the cancellation of the season before finals could be played.
Buckley's resume is comparable with almost anyone to have played, which includes a Brownlow Medal and North Smith Medal (2003), as well as six-time Collingwood best and fairest.
He then coached the Pies for a decade, stepping down after they defeated eventual premiers Melbourne by 17 points on the Queen's Birthday weekend.
"It will be great to have Nathan at the luncheon," Tigers' co-president Brendan Brown said.
"Every year at the function we support a charity and a large portion of the funds that we generate will be donated to TPI (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans)."
With COVID restrictions easing, a crowd of 250 is allowed to attend Albury's SS&A Club on December 17.
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Brown can be contacted on 0417-588-516 for tickets.
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