Hawkesbury District Independent June 2017 #85 - Page 63

sport HARPO’s MARKS I had the immeasurable pleasure last month to be invited to a lunch to commemorate the passing, 100 years ago on May 24, 1917, of arguably Australia’s greatest boxer, Les “The Maitland Wonder” Darcy. Les, as I am sure each and every one of you know (if not, give yourself an uppercut and do some research) died from septicaemia in the United States while preparing for a fight after finally being given permission to box by US officials. So, two of the smartest men in the “putting on a do” game, John “Huge Deal” Scott and Peter “Fab” Fenton decided to organise a lunch to celebrate the life of Darcy. Scotty is the man renowned for his promotion in the 70’s and 80’s of snooker and professional cycling events. Peter Fenton OAM (he snared it for Ben Damon interviews Tony Mundine who still possesses one of the best records of any Australian boxer. services to the film industry) wears many hats, all of which fit perfectly - poet, author, film-maker, celebrity speaker, and of course renowned rugby coach. An ardent adm &W"bW2F&7WFW"w&FRB27WW& FW'fWw2B67&VVVB&w&bW2F&7FRVvV@&vRFB&W6W'G2g&ЦbFRfvFrWFW"fVF( 2FW7Bv&Ed@&Vf&RRfVGW&VBFFPVFFVBW2F&7FRF@VFVB7FFW2W2BfVvFW"fRvFvR( 7VƗfv6PW7B&B&WBFW"wVW7@f֖ǒvVBFR&BGVFWfFW"VvVFR&6FVBb6W'6RRv2&W7BB7B6W( 26FƖ0g&WVVBf6F"FFRfW2@6W&6VFvV6ƖfbvW&RW2@V"vRBVBF''BvW&R&WGFW"FBFPF6RV'2vfFW"Vv0gV7FFBFR&BGVFW'6WFVǒF&VBF&RfFV@v2RbC&W2fFVBFWv2B6&W&v2rw&W"@FFRV6BF֗vFVFR6&VRBVRFVv2GVVFvR2F֗&VBF&VvW@6VFr6VW2FRvVV2&V6VFp2ƖfR( ĒW7B6( B&VƖWfRW&R@Bb6W'6RvRW&2F( B֖@FRgV7FVWFrbR( g"V6B&6rWF7'G2V6W266f"B66GGBƗGFRG&V&P( W7V6ǒ'^( 2v0BvW&RGvbג&W7BFW2&VFrW7BbfƲFV&VVFRfR7BF֗&VB&W6VBg&( FR6F( 7&6V&FRFR6666VFpW&Ɨ6( ЦB7'G26VFF'2FfB'&pg&FR&rg&FW&G6VFpFRWFR7B&BBv&F'&vv2FR2FRw&VBWv2FVFPFW"7V6wVW7BvBFRV6f`FRVFW"6&W&vǒ6'"FG&VVFW27F'BgFW"&Vr7BFg&VBv62B&r6VFF"&Vऄ$3FRW2F&7V6'&fR6vrF6RFॖRrvVR&Vǒf'v&@266BFvvr7F'FVB6vpFW"6VV'2BvW&RW7G&Ɩ( 0F6WFrBvVBfǒ'&fW0Rb2w&VFW7BG2'R'R&'Ц&vvW7B'&B7'G2fW"গBFW6( BF6FRWV7FF2B6BbW2VB6vWFf&W"fVFW&7'G2֖7FW"vFFRW2F&7V6Bv2fF7F2FVƖvFVB6FVw&&&VBFP'&v'Vv'w&VB&Vvn( 0t$3FRw&VBG&W"`֖7&Rg&v&FBvfRW20&VfVB66WwFB7F"&W'2BVWv2v&P&VFFbFR6rG&VVFW27GVfbWFW"V2vVBW2F&7খGV7FVBFRFW&F&rRBF&RFW&RW6FRbvW6V^( 2W7G&ƖFVWf6bfR67FFWr&VPFRV6fVGW&VBFVƖ6W2GV6W"6W&W2W7B&Wv&Bf"W7BvFW&gVVGb'&vRB&VBvRDRvW6'W'DUTDTBwwrFWw26P55TRRTR#rc