Pavlich inducted into the Fremantle Sporting Hall of Fame
November 9, 2016 Leave a comment
Today (as a welcome distraction from the news coming out of the US) we officially unveiled the ceremonial paver and plaque for Matthew Pavlich’s induction into the Fremantle Sporting Hall of Fame.
The Fremantle Hall of Fame is our highest sporting honour for an athlete who has made an achievement at the highest level at state, national or international representation.It recognises the outstanding contribution to Fremantle sport administration, coaching or contribution made in a voluntary capacity.
The hall of fame includes 78 people including the likes of international basketballer Luc Longley, AFL legend John Worsfold and Matthew’s former teammate, Dale Kickett.
Matthew’s induction was an easy decision for us. He has been a wonderful ambassador for the Fremantle Football Club and AFL on and off the field over his 16 year career. He has also been an inspiration to the Fremantle community for many years and has used his high profile to make a positive contribution to society, including to the local community here.
Some of his major on-field achievements include:
- Drafted by the Fremantle Football Club at pick 4 in 1999 and playing 353 AFL games.
- Club captain 2007 to 2015.
- Winner of the Doig Medal 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
- Leading club goal kicker 2001(equal), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012.
- Awarded life membership to the Fremantle Football Club in 2006.
- Coleman Medal runner-up 2012.
- Represented Australia in the International Rules Series 2002 and 2003.
- Inducted as an AFL Life Member in 2013.
A big thanks to Pav on an outstanding AFL career and welcome into the Fremantle Sporting Hall of Fame.