A significant number of the areas within the South Fremantle Football Clubs’ recruiting zones are identified as low-socio economic and feature a high number of at-risk and disengaged youth. In March 2017, the Stephen Michael Foundation was formed by the club to deliver programs that support the development of these youth as valued members of their communities.

Stephen Michael is widely considered to be one of the greatest ever players from Western Australia and certainly one of the greatest in the history of the South Fremantle Football Club. Throughout his life, Stephen has demonstrated great values and integrity and is considered the perfect role model to have a foundation honouring his name.

Following its’ launch in March 2017, the foundation established key partnerships with the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries, Sandfire Resources and West Gold Mining to initiate program activities. The foundation also consulted with local community members in Meekatharra and with Fremantle College to develop a range of school-based sporting and leadership programs.

Since that time the foundation has expanded to provide a broad range of program activities reaching over 3,000 youth across metro and regional Western Australia each year.

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Stephen Michael

Foundation Patron
AFL & WAFL Hall of Fame

Tom Bottrell


WAFC Executive Manager – Country Football, Affiliates and Facilities

Ashley Dawson

Board Member, Director Geers Sullivan CPA

Glen Mesch

Head of Shadforth WA

Mervyn (Nick) Abraham

Nyoongar Bridiya

Antoni Grover

Executive Officer – Combat Sports Commission


Paul Mugambwa

  Chief Executive Officer

 Liam Anthony

     Operations Manager

Julie Jackson

  Business Development Manager

Louanne Porter

  Community Projects Coordinator

Tony Micale

 Coach Development Coordinator

Mark Holford

  Umpire Program Coordinator

   Rory Yates

      Regional Manager

Andrew McCarrey

  Program Coordinator

      Ijah Coyle

       South West Program Coordinator

  Max Bilcich

    South West Program Coordinator

Tessa Daly

  Regional Manager

  Wesley Ward

  Murchison Program Coordinator

Olivia Readings

  Media Officer

Kate Inglis-Hodge

           Metro Program Officer

Sophie Hammond

   Program Coordinator

Tom Lawrence

  Program Coordinator

Georgia Nannup

  Program Coordinator

Toby Prunty

   Program Coordinator

Brendon Ah Chee

   Program Coordinator

Maddi Hewson

   Program Coordinator

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