09
July
2017
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06:13
Australia/Melbourne

Huddo honoured in Tassie

AFL and Bupa great, Peter Hudson, has been honoured with a stand named for him in Launceston.

The Huddo Family Stand is a joint initiative by the Hawthorn Football Club and Bupa to recognise Peter Hudson’s legacy as a Tassie hero, a Hawks Club legend and a valued Bupa employee.

The Huddo Family Stand will host Auskick families at every Hawks game in Tasmania from today.

“Family is something that’s close to my heart, and it was support from my family which helped me succeed in life – on and off the field.”

Hawks Club legend Peter Hudson and Isaac Allan, 6, of Launceston. Pic Tess Brunton, Launceston Examiner

“It’s humbling to launch the Huddo Family Stand which celebrates families coming together.“
Peter Hudson, AFL Legend

The naming of the stand was for the Hawks and Bupa to honour Peter Hudson and his legendary status in the AFL game and his enormous contribution to Bupa throughout his 20-year career with the organisation.

“It’s a real honour to be recognised with The Huddo Family Stand. It's been made possible by the Hawks, my former club, and Bupa.”

Over the past 18 years, Bupa has worked closely with Life Be In It, to bring to life the Bupa Kidfit Series, a children’s triathlon series, to get Tassie families out and active together.

It’s something Huddo backs all the way.

“It’s a great investment in the health of the community and has become part of the local fabric here.”

“I’m so proud to work for Bupa, who share my commitment to help make a positive difference to the health of Tasmanian families.”

Bupa is excited to be part of the naming of the stand.

“What better way to bring together three of Huddo's passions – footy, healthy children and family - than by honouring an area that ensures his legendary status will continue to grow for the generations of the future?” says Bupa’s Head of Health & Care Marketing, Marketing, Adrian Baillargeon.

For the record, 12,000 people were on hand to watch the Hawks draw with Greater Western Sydney

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Jonathan Rose
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James Howe
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Angela Logan
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Lisa Chambers
Head of Communications Bupa New Zealand
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