Tony Squires set to “chew the fat” at Moree Race Club Chopper Cup charity dinner
POPULAR media personality and published author Tony Squires will be a special guest at the Moree Race Club’s Pacific National Chopper Cup charity dinner on Friday, February 17 at Moree racecourse.
Squires, a highly-regarded journalist and radio personality, launched his television career as the host of sports news programme The Fat, which screened for three years on ABC Television.
He later switched to commercial television and starred in a revamped sports show – 110% Tony Squires – for the Seven Network.
Squires later joined Network Ten to host Big Mouth, a talk-panel series based around reality television show Big Brother and later did a two-year stint as weekday sports presenter on Seven News.
He has also been a fill-in presenter for Andrew O’Keefe on Weekend Sunrise as well as Larry Emdur on The Morning Show.
In 2012 Squires became a features reporter on the Seven Network’s Sunday Night programme and three years ago began co-hosting The Back Page with Matt Shirvington on Fox Sports.
Squires has also worked extensively in radio on various stations, alongside such luminaries as long-time colleague Rebecca Wilson, Tim Horan, Matt Burke, Andrew Johns, Mark Geyer and Mikey Robins.
In 2009 he published Cracking The Footy Codes: A beginner’s guide to AFL, league, union and football.
Squires has also featured in print for nearly 30 years, with much of that time spent at the Sydney Morning Herald as a feature writer and columnist and today still writes regularly for major newspapers and magazines.
Squires is a highly sought-after public speaker, and those attending the Moree Race Club’s pre-race meeting fundraiser are assured of an entertaining evening, club secretary Michelle Gobbert said.
“Tony is a very popular and very funny personality and is the ideal speaker to have at our dinner,” Gobbert said.
“There will be some great auction items up for grabs on the night as well, including a golf package in Tasmania, a members’ tickets package to The Championships at Royal Randwick and dinner for 10 people on the deck at Moree race Club.”
The following day, Saturday, February 18, the MRC hosts the third annual Pacific National Chopper Cup charity race meeting, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Racing NSW Country and Provincial Awards for Excellence last year.
The meeting, now in its third year, raises much-needed funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and to date has netted $50,000 from just two hugely-successful editions.
Club president Rob Mather says it is the people of Moree and further afield that makes the Chopper Cup meeting such a great day out.
“The club really has to thank the entire community because without the people turning up on race-day, this sort of money can’t be made every year,” Mather said.
“And without sponsors like Pacific National and the Ports of Newcastle, meetings like the Chopper Cup can’t be the success that they are.”
Gobbert said that there will again be some fabulous prizes up for grabs in the Beauty Matters Fashions on the Field and that the Chopper Club marquee will again feature.
“There will also be a calcutta held on the Chopper Cup and we will have a courtesy bus operating throughout the day,” she said.
Cup-eve dinner tickets prices are $130 per person or $1200 for a table of 10. These include pre-dinner drinks and a three-course dinner by Relish Catering.
Dinner tickets and Chopper Club marquee tickets can be purchased on-line at www.tryBooking.com
or check out the club’s website www.moreeraceclub.com.au and follow the links.
Words: Bill Poulos