Matthew
Pavlich
2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)
2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)
2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)
A towering figure in Australia’s biggest sport for 20-plus years, Matthew Pavlich rose to prominence as the first true great of the Fremantle Dockers and today is seen as one of the AFL’s key voices.

Bio

Originally from Adelaide’s Sacred Heart College and SAFNL side Woodville-West Torrens, Pavlich was selected by Fremantle with the fourth pick in the 1999 National Draft.

His combination of size, speed and skill saw him respected as one of the AFL’s best all-round talents of the modern era. Pavlich’s versatility and talent saw him named All-Australian on six occasions, with the honours coming under a range of roles as a midfielder, key defender and forward. Superb individual output was matched by Pavlich’s role in helping build the club. He captained the Dockers for a record nine years, leading it in to September regularly including the club’s sole Grand Final berth to date in 2013. Pavlich’s 353 AFL games sits him inside the league’s top 15 players for games played all-time, with only he and Richmond great Kevin Bartlett among that select group to kick 700 goals during their illustrious careers.

After 16 years making headlines as a player, Western Australia sees Pavlich behind the desk presenting sport for Nine News Perth. Come weekends, Pavlich plays a key role for Fox Footy as an expert on their AFL match coverage, particularly for Dockers and Eagles matches played at Optus Stadium. He is also a regular on AFL Tonight on Fox Sports News, providing his take on the game’s key issues.

A former AFLPA President and a member of their board of directors, off the field Matthew has obtained a Bachelor of Science from UWA and has completed his MBA. He has also spent time on the AFL Laws of the Game Committee. Well regarded as a brand ambassador for a number of corporate organisations through his playing career and now via his media work, Pavlich has maintained a diverse range of interests which extends to work in both the business and charity sector, and in 2015 released his book, ‘Purple Heart’. Married to wife Lauren, they have three children – Harper, Jack and William.

Career Highlights

2001
Leading Goal Kicker
2005 - 2010
Leading Goal Kicker
2012
Leading Goal Kicker
2002 - 2003
All-Australian (In five different positions)
2005 - 2008
All-Australian (In five different positions)
2002 - 2003
Australian International Rules Representative
2002
DOIG Medal (Fremantle FC B&F)
2005 - 2008
DOIG Medal (Fremantle FC B&F)
2011
DOIG Medal (Fremantle FC B&F)
2007 - 2015
9 Years as Club Captain (6th of All Time AFL)
2015
AFL Games Played: 353 (14th of all time AFL) - First and Only WA Based Player to Play Over 300 GamesGoals: 700 ( 22nd of All Time)

Testimonials

Leading high performing and diverse teams.

MATTHEW IS A SOUGHT AFTER SPEAKING TALENT GIVEN HIS VAST EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE AFL INDUSTRY, TERTIARY EDUCATION AND HIS BURGEONING BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. HE OPENS UP ON HIS VARIOUS ANECDOTES FROM HIS 17 YEARS IN THE GAME FOCUSING ON DEALING WITH FAILURE AND ADVERSITY, OPERATING A HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE, THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, TEAM DYNAMICS, FEEDBACK, VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS AND LEADERSHIP.

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2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)
2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)
2001 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2005 - 2010 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2002 - 2003 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2005 - 2008 ALL-AUSTRALIAN (IN FIVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS)
2002 - 2003 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL RULES REPRESENTATIVE
2002 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2005 - 2008 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2011 DOIG MEDAL (FREMANTLE FC B&F)
2007 - 2015 9 YEARS AS CLUB CAPTAIN (6TH OF ALL TIME AFL)
AFL GAMES PLAYED: 353 (14TH OF ALL TIME AFL) - FIRST AND ONLY WA BASED PLAYER TO PLAY OVER 300 GAMESGOALS: 700 ( 22ND OF ALL TIME)

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