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Kevin Sheedy AO

Key Points

  • Prahran - VFA premiership in 1966. Richmond - 251 VFL games, 91 goals, three premierships. Essendon - Coached 634 VFL/AFL games, four flags.
  • All-Australian coach in 1984/85/93, 2000. State of Origin - Coach in 1984/85. Greater Western Sydney - Giants’ inaugural coach.
  • Australia - Toured Ireland in 1967, coached successful International Rules teams in 2005/06.
  • Life Memberships - Prahran, Richmond, Essendon, GWS, AFL.
  • Sheedy Medal - Awarded to GWS Best and Fairest.
  • Richmond - Played First Xl cricket as a leg-spinner.
  • 2000 Australian Sports Medal, Australian Sports Commission coach of the year. 2008 AFL Ambassador for the 150 Years Celebration of Australian football, inducted into the AFL Hall of Game. 2009 Inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
  • 2016 Establishes the “Country Game” to join other Sheedy-inspired blockbusters, the Anzac Day match and the Dreamtime at the ‘G match.
  • 2017 Awarded a Victorian Government Sports Achievement Award.
  • 2018 Elevated to Legend status in the AFL Hall of Fame.
  • As a player, coach and ambassador, Kevin Sheedy has had one of the most successful careers in Australian sporting history.
  • 1998 Order of Australia, 2001 Centenary Medal, 2003 National Service Medal, 2008 Australian Thinker of the Year, State Finalist Senior Australian of the Year.
  • 2009 Honorary Doctorate from The Australian Catholic University, 2013 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney, 2014 Presented the David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change at Deakin University.
  • 2016 Ambassador for the Patrick Cronin Foundation.

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