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  • Kevin John Sheedy AM is a former Australian rules football coach and player in the Australian Football League. He played and coached in a combined total of 929 games over 47 years from 1967 until 2013, which is a VFL/AFL record, and is a Hall of Fame inductee. On the field, Sheedy represented Richmond in the Victorian Football League during the 1960s and 1970s, captaining the side in 1978 and winning three premierships. He then coached Essendon in the VFL/AFL for an unbroken stint of nearly three decades from 1981 until 2007, winning four premierships and earning acclaim for his unusual and creative approaches to promoting the club and the game. In 2009, Sheedy joined the newly formed Greater Western Sydney as its inaugural AFL coach, and coached there from 2012 until 2013. Sheedy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Western Sydney club. Kevin is also a current Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government.

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