Kids Love Balloons – Episode 27: Tony Liberatore

The Song Nerd with Tony Liberatore
The Song Nerd with Tony Liberatore

Following October 1, the day when my favourite footy team, Western Bulldogs, won their first grand final in 62 years… (I struggle to believe that’s even true as I type it…)

There was just SO MUCH happiness created. I don’t even mean just for myself or my family. Millions of Australians were caught up in it. Gerard Whateley, while introducing the club’s best & fairest awards, apologised to Walt Disney! He called the room “the happiest place on Earth.” It was a true fairytale.

If I was to publish a new podcast episode asking “What makes you happy?”, I knew I had to find someone associated with the Bulldogs and discover what it means to them. After decades of ups and downs (some pretty serious downs), how does it feel to be at the top?

So here we have Tony Liberatore – Dogs legend and amongst many other things, 1990 VFL Brownlow Medallist. He still finds happiness in footy. His son Tom is one of the premiership players, yes, but he also played footy for two clubs this year. In one, winning his own premiership! In the other, winning the Association best & fairest. Tony is 50 years old. Just incredible.

Thanks very much to Tony, his family and the Aberfeldie Football Club who helped organise our catch up. Below is a photo taken of his son, Tom, on the MCG during the lap of honour, plus other photos of the happy celebrations.

Tony’s added three classics to the Ever-growing Playlist of Joy which you can listen to here.

Tom Liberatore GF Day
Tom Liberatore GF Day
Tens of thousands of fans flock to Footscray to celebrate
Tens of thousands of fans flock to Footscray to celebrate

Tom’s in between the I and the E of that word PREMIERS.

DOGGIES

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