The MAFC is proud to have the support of AFL/VFL legend Mick Malthouse as Club Patron.
Having spent the best part of 50 years in the game, Mick brings wonderful insight to the MAFC. Mick's passion for the game is unquestionable and his experience, vison and knowledge is second-to-none.
Here are just some of Mick's career highlights:
St Kilda 1972-1976 53 games
Richmond 1976-1983 121 games (including 1980 Premiership)
Footscray 1984-1989 135 games
West Coast 1990-1999 243 games (including 1991 Grand Final and 1992 & 1994 Premierships)
Collingwood 2000- 2011 286 games (including 2002, 2003 & 2011 Grand Finals and 2010 Premiership)
Carlton 2013 - Round 8, 2015 54 Games
1985 Players Association Coach of the Year
1991 Inaugural AFL Coach of the Year
1992,1994 & 2010 Jock McHale Medal
1995 JJ Leonard Medal
2000 Australian Sports Medal
2001 Centenary Medal
2005 North Ballarat Football Club Hall of Fame
2007 Ballarat Sports Hall of Fame
2008 & 2010 Australian Coach – International Rules Series
2010 AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year
2011 West Coast Eagles Hall of Fame
AFL, West Coast Eagles and Richmond Football Club Life Member
Most VFL/AFL games coached in history – 718 games
2nd position for total number of games as player & coach – 892 games behind Kevin Sheedy (907 games)
2nd most consecutive finals appearance as coach – 1990 to 1999 (10 years)
Coached 4 different clubs to Finals Series. 52 finals in total.
Coach of the Australian team to take on Ireland in the International Rules Series in 2008 & 2010
Co Author with David Buttifant of The Ox Is Slow But The Earth Is Patient. Published in September 2011.
Subject for the book, Malthouse, A Football Life. Author, Christi Malthouse. Published in 2012.
Network 7 and 3AW Commentator 2012
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe University 2012 - Ongoing
Head Coach of Fox Footy’s Reality Television Program, The Recruit 2016
SEN Radio Commentator 2016