Dual AFL Brownlow Medalist and premiership player for the Sydney Swans, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and representative in the International Rules Series, Adam Goodes holds an elite place in Australian Football League’s history.He announced his retirement from AFL in September 2015, leaving the field as the Swans’ games record holder on 372, and one of the most decorated players of all time.
Adam is known equally for his involvement and leadership within the Indigenous community. In 2009, Adam set up The Goodes-O’Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) with teammate Michael O’Loughlin. GO Foundation’s vision is to create a brighter future for Indigenous children through educationIn 2014, Adam was named the Australian of the Year. This distinguished award recognized Adam’s community work and advocacy in the fight against racism, empowering the next generation of Indigenous Australians.