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John Bennett Inducted in the Inaugural SFNL Hall of Fame

Congratulations to John Bennett who has has been inducted into the SFNL Hall of Fame for his contribution to the SFL / SFNL.

• Premiership coach and player with East Brighton in the SFL from 1992-99

• Coached Heatherton to two premierships during his coaching stint

between 2002 and 2010

• Heatherton Vice President 2011 to 2014 and general committee 2015

• Coach and player of the SFL Team of the past two decades

• Past member of the SFL radio team


SFNL Media Release 5TH June 2015


The inductees have been selected from their involvement in the SFNL and its ancestors – the Federal Football League, Eastern Suburbs Churches Football Association and South East Suburban Football League.

 The SFNL Hall of Fame sub-committee received over 60 nominations which were carefully considered and attributed to different categories of player, administrator, official, coach, umpire, media or life time achiever.

 The quality of the nominations was outstanding and made for an extremely difficult task for the SFNL. The sub-committee assessed the nominees over many areas including longevity, quality of performance, integrity, sportsmanship, good character and promoting the values of the SFNL or the forerunners FFL, ESCFA and SESFL.

 The SFNL Board reviewed a recommendation from the sub-committee and approved 22 inductees into the Hall of Fame in 2015. The inductees have been selected from the Federal Football League (4), Eastern Suburbs Churches Football Association (4), South East Suburban Football League (4) and Southern Football Netball League (10).

 SFNL Board Chairman Mark Seymour believes the inductees selected are a wonderful representation of all the volunteers in community football in the last 60 years.

 “The SFNL very much look forward to celebrating and recognising the 22 inductees at the inaugural Hall of Fame function in July,” Mark explained.

 “Volunteers are the lifeblood of community sport and the SFNL are delighted we have the ability to honour these outstanding contributors to the SFNL and its forerunners.”

05 June 2015


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