A naturally gifted entertainer, Slammin’ Sam Kekovich brings a wonderfully satirical, irreverent and hard-hitting brand of humour to any occasion. His lively presentations draw on all his experiences and the characters he has encountered over the last 30 plus years of his involvement in football and life. He delivers guaranteed laughs and edge-of-your-seat stories.
All the bluff and bluster sometimes hides the fact that Sam was a damn good footballer. He started his senior career with the Kangaroos in 1968 and the following year was the top goalkicker with 56 goals and won the club’s best and fairest award. Sam played a key role in the club’s first premiership win in 1975 as second ruckman, contesting boundary throw-ins, in which he won most of the hit outs against Hawthorn’s top player, Don Scott.
After playing 124 VFL games for the Kangaroos and having the occasional run-in with his coaches and the tribunal, Sam retired from top competition in 1978.
Sam’s a natural entertainer and story-teller
“Sam was Great! He was happy to have a chat with anyone – he really appealed to such a broad crowd – everyone thought he was great! He was humorous, interesting and his stories were just fantastic; he really calls a spade a spade. I think it would have to be one of the best shows we have had!”
Get Sam on board for your next function – “You know it makes sense!”