'Fabulous' Phil to speak at Ballarat Sportmen's Club

Phil Carman had put pen to paper to tell his football story.

Phil Carman had put pen to paper to tell his football story.

VFL/AFL great “Fabulous” Phil Carman is returning to Ballarat to promote his autobiography.

Carman, who had a short coaching stint at Ballarat Football League club Sebastopol in 2014, will be guest speaker at a Ballarat Sportsmen’s Club dinner on Wednesday, November 1.

“Fabulous Phil –  The Phil Carman Story” was published in June this year.

The flamboyant and highly skilled Carman, who was well known for his white boots, had a colourful and sometimes controversial 100-game career with Collingwood, Melbourne, Essendon and North Melbourne from 1975 to 1982.

He is infamously remembered for head-butting a boundary umpire, for which he was suspended for 20 matches while with the Bombers.