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Stephen Michael

A West Australian Football Legend

Stephen Michael is widely considered to be one of the greatest ever players from Western Australia and arguably the greatest in the history of the South Fremantle Football Club.

Throughout his life, Stephen has demonstrated great values and integrity and the perfect role model to have a foundation honouring his name.

A proud Aboriginal man, Stephen was born in Wagin, WA and grew up in the southern Wheatbelt town of Kojonup before making his way to the South Fremantle Football Club where he became a legend.

Our Socials

Connecting Students Everywhere 🎧

As the school term comes to a close, we look back on some fun moments across each of our regional schools participating in SMF Connect. Our students learned a lot and engaged well, many great moments were had, and special memories were made despite distance barriers. We look forward to what Term 3 brings!
Happy Birthday to Jay, our captain of the Midwest. 

Jay’s leadership is what makes our work in the Midwest region so strong. His kind, caring, and enthusiastic attitude means he’s not only a joy to work with, but a hit with the students and the stakeholders he engages across the schools and community. 

As one of our newer staff members, Jay quickly found his feet in the likes of Mullewa, Morawa, and Northampton, and has already left a mark in each through the fantastic work he has done. 

Enjoy your day, Jay!
Rams in action 🤩🏉!

A glimpse at Monday nights training session with our 15s and Colts Upper Great Southern Rams Academy players. 

This weekend the colts squad will compete at the Great Southern Colts Carnival in Kulin. 

Then on the 8th and 9th of July the 15s squad will take part in the Regional Development Carnival.

Good luck to all the players, we will be cheering you on! 👏🏽
Moorditj Kedala (Happy Birthday) Bruce! 

Bruce is a valuable asset to our foundation. We are fortunate to have Bruce share his extensive cultural knowledge and wisdom with both staff and young people a like. 

As one of our cultural coordinators, Bruce helps support our staff to be culturally sensitive and responsive in the work we do and in the interactions we have. 

Bruce holds so much knowledge of Noongar culture and has so many stories, which we feel privileged to have access to and are grateful he can share this with the younger generations we work with.
Happy birthday to our leader, Paul “Gumby”

Our CEO, someone we look up to, and friend. We cherish your leadership Gumby and are grateful for your continued dedication to making our Foundation a great place and a thriving business.

Gumby has the ability to be a leader and someone you can turn to for guidance and support. Our staff are lucky to know and work under him. 

Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into the work we do. You set an example and we follow in your footsteps. We wish you a wonderful day celebrating.
Hear some of our staff share their thoughts on National Reconciliation Week 🫱🏾‍🫲🏼

#nrw24 #nowmorethanever
OUTBACK TO OPTUS 

From the red dirt to the green turf… enjoy these happy moments from our road trip to Perth from Mount Magnet yesterday. The boys were excited and nervous and eager to get to Perth for the opportunity to play on the big stage. 

If you’re at the game early tonight - be sure to check out the talent on display from this athletic bunch, and if not, follow along on our stories for live updates across the event.
Staff highlight: TAFE Completion 🙌🏽
 
Gascoyne program officer Seth has recently completed his Cert III in Sport and Recreation. 
 
Seth joined SMF 18 months ago through a school-based traineeship, tackling the unique challenges of completing the course in a rural town with fewer resources. His commitment and determination are commendable, enabling him to overcome these obstacles and achieve his certification.
 
We prioritise building the capacity of young people and offering them employment opportunities upon graduation. By investing in local youth within the community, we create strong role models to inspire younger generations while helping individuals establish their career paths.

Seth has such a widespread positive impact on youth and we are so proud of his growth and development, from program participant to coordinating and delivering programs across the Gascoyne region 🤩. 
 
Well done and congratulations Seth! 👏🏽

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