01 Nov October Wrap
October played host to 10 huge events for the team at Max Events.
Melbourne Storm’s Season drew to an end on October 3 with the Player of the Year Awards at Peninsula Docklands where the playing squad came together with staff, corporate guests and fans to reflect on the 2018 Season. Guests were treated to live music, video highlights and of course the crowning of the 2018 Player of the Year which went to Cam Munster for his outstanding season.
Next up the Max Events Team headed north as the Samsung Diamonds took on the New Zealand Silver Ferns at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 7 in the first match of the 2018 Constellation Cup.
Diamonds claimed a convincing victory 57 to 42 to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match test series before moving on to Townsville for the second leg of the series which saw a hard fought match but ultimately the Diamonds got the win 56-47 with a stand out performance from Kelsey Browne and a near perfect record from the Diamond’s shooters.
Back in Melbourne, the Max Events team were at the Palladium at Crown to officially launch Melbourne Victory’s 2018/19 Season in front of over 1,300 people at the much anticipated Victory in Business Luncheon. Guests were entertained by comedian, Vince Sorrenti, singers Affinity and special guests including representatives from Melbourne Victory’s W-League and A-League teams.
Racing season kicked off in style that weekend at Caulfield Guineas Day, Melbourne turned on the weather for the punters too with a sunny day creating a perfect start to the season. The Max Events crew were there operating the big screen and roving around the course capturing behind the scenes interviews and producing video highlights packages from around the venue including the David Jones Fashion Stable. A week later we were back for the showpiece event on Caulfield’s calendar, the 2018 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup, unfortunately the weather wasn’t as kind on the day but that didn’t stop the punters turning up in droves for a huge day at the track.
A later start for the A-League this year made the off season feel like it lasted a lifetime! But finally A-League was back and a huge crowd of over 40,000 packed into the newly re-named Marvel Stadium for the Melbourne Derby on October 20. Ultimately Victory were unlucky going down 2-1 to their cross town rivals and another unlucky result the following week against Perth Glory where they conceded a last minute goal despite having 68% possession. The defending champions go into Round 3 winless but with some very promising signs for the season to come.
The last week of October saw a hive of energy, colour, costumes and music at Melbourne Arena as Fast5 Netball World Series hit town! Huge personalities on each teams ensured there was never a dull moment! Our team produced a series of videos and headshots in the week leading up to the event along with managing a huge production bump in for the 18 matches of Fast5 Netball that the weekend would hold. The energy the teams provided on court was infectious and the venue was absolutely buzzing both days of the tournament. Shout outs to some of our personal favourites – Adean Thomas, Sigi Burger and Maddy Proud creating plenty of highlights for our team! Keep an eye on our social media channels for some of the best bits from the weekend! Ultimately New Zealand came out Champions for the fifth time proving too strong for the Jamaican’s in the Gold Medal Match.
The month was rounded out with a massive FFA Cup Final between Adelaide United and Sydney FC. The team at Max Events embarked on Coopers Stadium in Adelaide for the Final, the same stadium and event that played host to our first gig with FFA four years ago when the inaugural FFA Cup Final led to a valued working relationship with FFA over the last four years which we look forward to continuing for many years to come.
The pre-match show at the FFA Cup Final included a banner and flag display featuring the Final 32 clubs, pyro for team walk on and a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. The match proved to be a tight one with the teams level pegged on almost every stat. Sydney scored from the spot in the 28th minute but Adelaide’s Craig Goodwin was the hero for the local team scoring the opening goal in the 25th minute and the match winner in the 74th. As is the tradition of the FFA Cup Final the trophy presentation took place in the crowd with the team surrounded by a sea of red before they were showered in confetti!