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The spirit of sport

01 Oct 2013

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The spirit of Australian sporting greatness will soon be found right here in Docklands, at the Mission to Seafarers in Flinders St.

Turf from the MCG centre square has been promised to the mission and will be used in its “Secret Garden”, which is being transformed by resident gardener Tom Ogley.

Each year, following the AFL Grand Final, the centre square is ripped up, in order to make way for the cricket season pitch.

MtSV operations manager Bill Reid said the donation of the turf was a fantastic outcome for the mission and the Docklands community.

“What could be better than their hallowed turf on our hallowed ground?”

The donation will allow the mission to lay claim to part of Australian sporting history and will tie it to the sporting greats who have played at the MCG.

Who knows, perhaps it won’t just be the spirits of sailors floating around the mission now, but the ghosts of some of our sporting heroes too.

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