2016 Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
Kevin Sheedy AM
Sheedy started his playing career in 1967 for the Richmond Football Club where he also retired in 1979. Over the course of his career, Sheedy played a total of 251 games, kicking 91 goals.
Sheedy won three VFL Premierships with the Richmond Football Club in 1969, 1973 and 1974, while winning the club’s best and fairest in 1976. Sheedy is currently in Richmond’s Team of the Century as well as their Hall of Fame.
In 1981, Sheedy was appointed Senior Coach at the Essendon Football Club, where he coached for a record 635 games during 27 years of continuous coaching. In that time the club completed in 19 finals series winning four premierships in 1984, 1985, 1993 and 2000.
In 2012 Sheedy was appointed the inaugural coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants where he served two years laying down a solid foundation for which the club has built their success.
In 2015 Sheedy returned to Essendon as manager of Commercial Development and Innovation. The role sees him working closely with the commercial, community and marketing departments. Sheedy role sees him strengthening the fabric of the club making sure the clubs legacy of community work continues to grow.
Outside of playing and coaching, Sheedy has had a tremendous involvement amongst the indigenous communities.
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