Volunteer Spotlight: Matthew Brady


Volunteering is something that’s been embedded in Matt Brady’s DNA – a Bonnet Bay Football club legend, his 22 plus years has seen the 57-year-old hold various positions at the club where he’s made significant contributions, especially to football in the Sutherland Shire Football Association.

Matt began his volunteer work at the local Bonnet Bay Football Club, where he served in various roles, including manager of his children’s teams, committee person, sponsor, Vice President, and President.

In addition to his work at Bonnet Bay FC, Matt recognised the need for more officials and became a qualified referee, continuing to referee games today. He also served as a panel member on the SSFA Judiciary Committee from 2008 to 2009.

Matt’s dedication to football continued when he joined the Executive Committee of the Sutherland Shire Football Association, where he held various roles since 2010, including Executive Committee member, Vice President, and currently, President.

His contributions to the development of amateur football in the Sutherland Association have been extensive, from mowing the grass to providing input and passionate involvement across all aspects of the sport.

Moreover, in the three years from 2012 to 2014, Matt took over running the Sutherland Titans Football Club, a club that specialises in players with special needs. Under his leadership, he provided administrative expertise to put the club on the path to the outstanding success that it enjoys today.

Matt’s dedication, commitment, and contributions to amateur football in the Sutherland Association made him an ideal candidate for Football NSW’s Merit Award for 2019. His engagement with the footballing fraternity and commitment to bettering the sport and the community make him a valuable asset to the football community in the Sutherland Shire and beyond.

A true volunteer hero in the Shire area, Matt is one of the unsung heroes of our very sport.

Matt we at Football NSW salute you!