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National and State
  • Member of Order of Australia AM 1978
  • Commendation for Brave Conduct (Aust) 2013. (The Governor-General of Australia)
  • Bronze Medal for Bravery 2012 (The Royal Humane Society of Australasia Inc.)
  • Victorian of the Year 2009
  • Melburnian of the Year 2006
  • Recipient Centenary Medal 2003
  • Senior Citizen of the Year 1994
Sports/Australian Football
  • Legend of Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2006, inducted as member 1987
  • Australian Sports Medal ASM 2000
  • Inaugural inductee and Legend AFL Hall of Fame 1996
  • AFL Coaching Legend 2010 (AFL Coaches Association)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sport, Lord Mayor’s Award 2009. (Victorian Sport Awards)
  • Torchbearer Olympic Games Sydney 2000
  • Torchbearer (“Walked on water”) Opening ceremony Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006
  • Legend Melbourne Football Club Hall of Fame 2003
  • Melbourne Football Club No. 1 Ticketholder 2009-2011
Life memberships
  • Australian Football League
  • Melbourne Football Club
  • Carlton Football Club
  • North Melbourne Football Club
  • Sydney Swans Football Club
  • Bronze Statue honouring his sporting achievements outside the MCG unveiled 2003
Other honours include
  • Nominated for Australian of the Year 2010.
  • Knight of The Order of St Thomas of Acre (KStT) 2009. For putting himself at risk to defend a woman who was bashed in the street on 1 January 2009. Bestowed by an Order started by Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades.
  • Voted 3rd most chivalrous Australian - 1st by Victorians - 2009 . (Media survey)
  • Healthy Ageing Citizen of the Year 2006. For being a leader and role model of healthy living; by the International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Longevity.
  • Victoria University Legend 2006
  • First honorary Doctor of Football 1996. (Arts Faculty, Monash University)
  • Ambassador For the Republican Movement 1994

Commendation for Brave Conduct

Commendation for Brave Conduct





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