1931 - 2014http://www.saxton.com.au/tommy-hafey/Victoria, Australia
1931 - 2014
It is with much sadness that we mourn the passing of Tommy Hafey.
He passed away on Monday, 12th May, 2014.
He will be remembered, with pride, as one of the great achievers in the Richmond football Club and as one the outstanding contributors to the game of football.
As a speaker Tommy’s enthusiasm was infectious. He was passionate about fitness, teamwork, morale and dedication, and lived those ideals to the fullest.
We are proud to have worked with Tommy. He gave others something to aspire to as a person, a leader or as a communicator - he was one of the sports gentlemen.
We fondly remember Tommy Hafey and our thoughts are with his family, his wife Maureen and their children Rhonda, Karen and Jo.
More on Tommy Hafey
A football legend, Tommy Hafey coached four AFL teams - Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong and Sydney - and is one of only six coaches to have coached over 500 VFL/AFL games.
Tommy's remarkable success as a coach is renowned throughout the League. Teams coached by Tommy have reached ten Grand Finals which resulted in four premierships and a tied Grand Final. In his first year as Collingwood coach the team rose from wooden spooners to tie in the Grand Final.
Three years with the Sydney Swans took the team from second bottom to second top. During the time Tommy coached them, they had a 70% win record.
Tommy was never been beaten as coach of the Victorian State Teams and 15 players coached by Hafey have become AFL Coaches.
For over 25 years Tommy Hafey has motivated thousands of individuals to far greater levels of personal performance. His reputation for developing sporting teams is legendary. His ability to enhance the activities of commercial teams through improved psychological performance, improved team spirit, greater dedication, creative leadership is second to none.
- Tommy's presentation was down to earth and focused on the points we were trying to achieve. His outlook on a lot of issues were the same as our companies which made his presentation fit perfectly with our conference agenda.
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- The response from the audience was overwhelmingly positive. Great job Tommy!
- Tommy spoke last night at our function and was nothing short of awesome! He engaged our audience and entertained them with his humor, warmth and sincerity, and interaction with questions at the end was a moment you couldn't plan - he had them in fits. Such an inspiration to everyone, clearly age is no barrier and his commitment to life and to making other peoples lives better is incredible and commendable. I could listen to him all night... feedback from clients was great. I can't speak more highly of Tom.
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