Vicsport welcomes Nathan Lovett-Murray to Board

Vicsport is excited to announce the appointment of Nathan Lovett-Murray, former AFL footballer and current Indigenous Liaison Officer with the St Kilda Football Club, to the Board of Vicsport.

From the Gunditjmara tribe on his mother’s side and the Wamba Wamba and Yorta Yorta tribe on his father’s side, Nathan grew up in south-west Victoria where he played basketball, cricket and football throughout his childhood.

Moving to Melbourne to pursue his AFL dream, Nathan played in the VFL for the Williamstown Seagulls and Bendigo Bombers before being drafted by the Essendon Bombers in 2003. He went on to play 145 games for Essendon, becoming a life member of the club.

Since his retirement, Nathan has devoted time to coaching local football with the Heywood Lions and Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton. He has a certificate in Level 3 Fitness Training and has completed a Level 3 in Coaching while also working part-time as St Kilda’s Indigenous Liaison Officer and as an Indigenous Mentor at Brighton Grammar. Nathan is also currently an assistant playing coach with the Fitzroy Stars Football Club.

Passionate about Indigenous participation in sport and aware of the Victorian Indigenous community through family connection and involvement in various Indigenous sporting carnivals and events, Nathan is keen to bring that experience to the Vicsport Board and further influence the Victorian sport and recreation community.

“The Board of Vicsport is very pleased that someone with Nathan’s broad range of experiences and interests has agreed to join us,” said Ron Gauci, Vicsport Chair. “He will bring significant depth and perspective to the Vicsport Board and we look forward to his contributions.”

Read more about the Vicsport Board here.

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