AFL has enjoyed a very close working relationship with Kerrie Hayes
since 1986 when she co-produced the first major Grand Final half-time
entertainment program undertaken by the AFL. Since that time Kerrie
has produced entertainment at many of our major events, including
all Grand Finals. During this time Kerrie’s professionalism,
attention to detail and ability to deliver in pressure situations
have been trademark qualities”.
Ross Oakley, Former Chief Executive Officer, AFL
was very impressed with Kerrie’s ability to motivate and move
large numbers of teenagers in choreographed routines. This is a
rare skill, as any parent of a teenager knows. Kerrie’s ability
went well beyond her physical education background, so it didn’t
surprise me when she started organizing the Rock Eisteddford competition.
Her skills and style have revolutionized what began as charmingly-staged
video clips. The sophistication of subject matter, art direction
and performance by each school has become truly extraordinary –
and I believe that is largely due to Kerrie’s influence”.
Ric Birch, Director of Ceremonies, Sydney 2000 Olympics