Gong for our Kevin
*This article was published 10 years ago
For Kevin Sheehan, being awarded an Order of Australia medal was cause to stop and reflect on his 40-year career in Aussie Rules.
Kevin was honoured with the award on Australia Day, in recognition of his service to the sport of Australian Rules football.
Kevin’s footy career started on field, playing for Geelong, but his biggest contribution to the sport has been 37 years as the national and international talent manager, helping countless young players pursue football careers.
Kevin currently works in this role at AFL House in Docklands.
Kevin said being awarded the medal was quite a surprise.
“You don’t aspire for anything like this when working in footy,” he said.
Kevin celebrated his achievement in Wellington, New Zealand where he was travelling with the Australian under-17 team.
“It was a very special moment because we were representing our country and our code overseas,” Kevin said.