AFL Footy Show star visits Esperance

More than 90 people have attended a special meet and greet with AFL Footy Show host and former football star Sam Newman to raise money for prostate cancer.

The Esperance Football Club hosted the event with the football star on Monday evening, July 16, for his first ever visit to the region.

Newman entertained the crowd, reflecting on the highlights of his career and his life in the spotlight, posing for photographs and signing an array of memorabilia for auction. 

Prior to his retirement in 1980, Newman had played 300 games for Geelong, serving as captain and scoring two best and fairest awards.

Newman was later inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

The event acted as a warning, with Newman sharing his own experience after having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in early 2008.

Prostate cancer has become one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, with one in five men at risk of developing the cancer during their lifetime.

The Esperance Football Club are understood to be tallying the funds raised.

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