Simon Black is an Australian Rules football legend and one of the most celebrated players in the game. Humble, hardworking and gifted with incredible football skills he was also a loyal team man and valued group achievements over the many individual accolades he received.
Whether at an elite or grassroots level, nurturing talent is Black’s passion and in 2015, he redefined the Academy space with the launch of the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy. The following time as Midfield Coach at the Lions, Simon turned his focus to growing the Academy and his media commitments with the Triple M footy team.
In 2019, Simon featured as a contestant on Channel 10’s ‘Survivor Australia’ fighting it out for 42 days and making it to the final 8. Throughout his time on the show, he demonstrated his extreme humility, leadership and sheer physical ability. Survivor has widened Simon’s appeal outside the traditional football audience and reminded the Australian public why he is one of the AFL’s all-time greats.
Outside of football, Simon and his wife Catherine live in Brisbane with their three kids Lachlan, Lucas and Evie.