10 May 2019
Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide SA, Australia

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The Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota will be held on Friday 10 May 2019.

Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota

The inaugural Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota was a great success. Guests attended the Ian McLachlan Room overlooking the Adelaide Oval for a fantastic 2 course meal while enjoying exclusive pre-match insight from coaches Don Pyke and Ken Hinkley, club captains Taylor Walker and Travis Boak, plus special guest panellists Mark Ricciuto and Dom Cassisi. After gaining the insights before the game with Mark Soderstrom, guests in attendance were entertained by special guest, award-winning comedian Lawrence Mooney.

The luncheon was proudly supported by both Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Clubs with all proceeds supporting children in need. Thanks to Jarvis Toyota for their generous support and everyone who was involved in making this years function a success. We look forward to bigger and better things next year!

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He is familiar to ABC audiences through his brutal honesty and sage advice on the Agony series as well as featuring on It’s a Date. Lawrence also co­wrote episodes of It’s a Date for the first and second series.

For as long as he can remember, Funding Options managing director Dom Cassisi has been motivated by the pursuit of success.

As an AFL footballer with Port Adelaide, it led to an AFL premiership in 2004 and the honour of captaining his club.

Now Dom defines success as getting the best deals for his clients and helping them achieve their dreams. This was recognised in 2015, when Dom was awarded the Australian Finance Group Young Broker of the Year.

Highly regarded as an AFL captain for his honesty, professionalism and communication, Dom has brought these attributes to his lending practice where his clients are guided through every step of the loan process. He goes even further, with post settlement care and annual reviews included as part of his service.

Outside of managing his fast growing business, Dom enjoys time at the beach with his wife and three children, and keeps a close eye on the footy as both a fan and presenter on Triple M’s “Dead Set Legends” radio show.

Source: Funding Options

Mark Ricciuto – Australian Rules football legend, entrepreneur and family man – was born in 1975 in Waikerie, South Australia. A rural town, with a population of approximately 5000, Waikerie is where Mark received his all-important football beginnings and his passion for the sport was ignited.

Starting as a junior with the local Waikerie Magpies Football Club, it was here where those natural skills, hunger for the game, and instilled work ethic – which ultimately took him all the way to the top – first came to light.

With proud Italian heritage, With proud Italian heritage, Mark Ricciuto was raised alongside five sisters on his family’s vineyard in the agriculturally-significant Riverland district of South Australia. To this day, the orchard remains in the family, maintaining his deep fondness and connection with the area. Located by the banks of the mighty Murray River, Mark stills considers this region to be very much his home.

Married in 2008 to Sarah, the couple have six extremely energetic children – Sophie, Rosie, Nick, Joe, Rocco and Tom. Who knows, perhaps a future Adelaide Crow in the midst?

Following his AFL career, Mark Ricciuto now wears many hats, continuing his deep association and passion for the sport of Aussie Rules. Media commentator for Triple M and FOX FOOTY; successful businessman and entrepreneur; and, co-author of his book – Roo: The Mark Ricciuto Story, Mark Ricciuto continues to promote Australian football, while successfully applying those awesome skills he showed on the football field to the world of business.


  • Position: Midfield, utility
  • Debut: 1993
  • Games: 312
  • Goals: 292


  • Australian Football League Hall of Fame Inductee 2011
  • South Australian National Football League Hall of Fame Inductee 2012
  • Australian Football League Life Member
  • South Australian National Football League Life Member
  • Adelaide Football Club Life Member
  • Member of Adelaide Football Club Team of the Decade 1991 – 2001
  • Adelaide Football Club Player of the Decade 1991 – 2001
  • AFL Premiership Side 1998
  • Wizard Home Loans Cup Premiership Side 2003
  • Adelaide Football Club Captain 2001 – 2007
  • Adelaide Football Club Vice-Captain 1997 – 2000
  • AFLPA Best Captain 2005, 2006
  • Adelaide Football Club Best and Fairest 1998,2003, 2004
  • 3rd Best & Fairest 1994, 1997, 2000
  • Best Team Man 1994, 2003
  • All-Australian 1994,1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • All-Australian Captain 2004, 2005
  • International Series 1998, 2000
  • Brownlow Medal Winner 2003
  • Brownlow Medal 2nd 2004
  • Brownlow Medal equal 4th 1997
  • Brownlow Medal 5th 1998
  • 2nd Youngest Player to reach 300 Games – 31 years & 43 days old, R16, 2006
  • AFL Rising Star Nominee 1993
  • AFC Leading Goal Kicker 2006 (44 goals)
  • VFL/AFL Italian Team Of The Century – Captain 2007

Source: Mark Ricciuto

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