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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

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! 👏🏽
Wellbeing Day in Cunderdin ☘️

There are so many challenges our youth face today. From personal to family to community pressures, schooling difficulties, cultural challenges, the world of social media. Taking the time to explore our understanding of wellbeing and how we can look after ourselves is crucial.

Our staff explored some examples of how we can do this with students in Cunderdin for their Wellbeing Day. We also played some cultural games and enjoyed spending time chatting with the students.
Out & About in Leinster 🏜️

Nightfields in Leinster hits different with these kids. We had an absolute blast delivering AFL and soccer games to this bunch in Leinster. 

What a privilege to have such a large group turn out to engage and learn from our staff. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Today we celebrate one of our new team members, Isiah. 

In a short amount of time Isiah has made a great impact across multiple facets of the foundation. He is involved in a diverse range of programs including our youth justice programs, cultural connections, Rising Leaders, AFL and umpiring programs. 

Isiah does amazing work connecting with young people and establishing himself as a positive role model. 

It’s so great to have you apart of the team Isiah, Happy Birthday!
Murchison Highlights ✨

Take a look at some of our favourite moments from last week in the Murchison region. Witnessing the incredible natural talent on display, time spent at the Youth Centre to unwind and relax with people in the community, and topping off fun-filled days practising our football skills.
Today we celebrate a huge asset to our team, Thane. 

Since joining the foundation, Thane has consistently demonstrated his sincere dedication to helping achieve positive outcomes amongst the youth he works with. 

Thane is hard-working, personable and conscientious which is evident in all aspects of his work. 

Thane is such a key part of both metro and Northern Goldfields program delivery, cultivating strong connections with the community, stakeholders and youth alike. 

Thank you and happy 21st birthday Thane!
Culture through sport Kwinana 🏃🏽🏐

The weather didn’t hold back Orelia Primary School students from joining in on our Culture Through Sport session earlier this week. 

Moving inside to the undercover area, the students raised the roof with their energy and excitement and put on a great display of fun and sportsmanship 🙌🏽.

We are running several Culture Through Sport sessions in the Kwinana area to promote our upcoming ‘Kwinana Nightfields’ Program. We will be putting up more information soon so keep an eye out. We hope to see you there! 🤩

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