Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Today, Tasmanian and Australian cricket legend David Boon was named as having the greatest moustache in sport after a one-month online poll conducted by sports website MadAboutSports.com.au and sports blogging character The Mad Chatter concluded.

The online poll had over 5000 visits and was conducted to help raise funds for the Movember Foundation, Beyond Blue and the National Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Each day during Movember a famous sporting moustache was showcased on www.MadAboutSports.com.au and on The Mad Chatter’s Facebook fan page and users were asked to vote for their favourite.

Co-Founder of Mad About Sports, Mr Dominic Feenan, said the campaign was established as a fun way to contribute to the Movember Foundation and for sports loving Australians to get involved in the Movember movement.

“It is probably no surprise to many of us that David Boon was voted as having the greatest sporting moustache of all time but he had to beat some other outstanding specimens,” Mr Feenan said.

“Just about every athlete in the world in the 1970s and 1980s proudly wore a moustache at some stage, however, our Aussie sportsman dominated the online poll.”

“Over 5000 people participated in the poll throughout the month via our website and on Facebook and I’m pleased that so many people could join in on the fun and importantly the fundraising efforts for such a great cause.”

Following David Boon in first place was another cricketing legend Merv Hughes, former Aussie rules and Hawthorn Hawk pair Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Leigh Matthews, and rugby league great Darryl ‘Big Marn’ Brohman rounded out the top five.

The support of the campaign and men’s health during Movember was amazing and both The Mad Chatter and Mad About Sports will continue fund raising efforts in the future.

“Australians love their sport and love to help out their friends when they are in need. It is that great Aussie tradition of helping your mate shining through and there will be more exciting campaigns from us in the future,” Mr Feenan said.

For the full results of the online campaign visit www.MadAboutSports.com.au or search for The Mad Chatter on Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mad-Chatter/14597098110/


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