THE controversial Steve Dank is addressing a lunchtime function at the Bunch of Grapes Hotel in Ballarat on Thursday.
Dank is accused of leading the player supplements program at AFL club Essendon.
The saga lead to the departure from the Bombers of head coach James Hird, CEO Ian Robson, chairman David Evans and high performance manager Dean Robinson.
Despite the allegations, Dank is yet to face the Australian Sports Anti-Drug Authority, which has led an inquiry onto the Essendon supplements program.
100 UP FOR STEWART
BALLARAT harness racing trainer Emma Stewart brought up her 100th win of the season Australia-wide in Ballarat on Thursday
Presidentialsecret ($1.20 favourite) took her to the century in the Golden Nugget Bakery C2-C3 Pace, 1710m.
COLD AND WET FOR SPORTS FANS
OUTDOOR sports fans will need to rug up this weekend.
Ballarat’s forecast for Saturday is rain with a minimum of five and maximum of 10 degrees.
It is not much better on Sunday – a three degree minimum and maximum of 12.