Simon’s involvement with AFL Football is legendary

from serving on the board of the AFL Players Association

 Director of the Essendon Football Club

and has his own consultancy practice working as a

 "Sustainable High Performance Coach".


Simon’s extensive experience in education 

business and being an elite sportsperson provides him

with a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful

in today's complex business environment.


One of the greatest AFL Ruckmen to play the game 

he played in the last six games in 1974 slotting into the team

as a forward pocket and relief Ruckman and delighted fans

with his big marking and goalkicking. He kicked 18 goals and won

the best first year player Award. By the time he was twenty-two

he was appointed Captain of Essendon FC

replacing the legendary Ken Fletcher.

Simon holds the games record at Windy Hill 378  

and also holds the goals record of 575.

He won Essendon's best and fairest Award

in 1977, 1979, 1983 and 1984

and finished third in the award in 1978.

Only Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchison

have collected the best and fairest more times.

He headed the Dons' goalkickers in 1980 with 45 goals

and in 1982 with 49 goals. He was second top in

1977, 1979 and 1981 and third top in 1976 and 1978.

He finished third in the Medal in 1983 with 22 votes

and was also the Dons' top vote scorer in 1977 with 24 votes. 

He was in the Ruck in the 1984 and 1985 premiership teams

and won the Norm Smith Medal for being best on the ground

in the 1985 flag. He was also on the interchange bench

and Captain of the 1981 night premiership team

and was in the Ruck in the 1984 night premiership team. 

He was chosen to represent Victoria in the interstate team

in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1987.

This is the equal fourth most interstate years of any Essendon player.

He played in nine interstate games and was chosen in the

All Australian team in 1983, 1984 and 1987.





Simon Madden



       Played 1974 -1992
       Games 378
       Goals 575
       Premiership player 1984,1985
       Final games played -20
       Norm Smith Medal 1985
       Top 5 Brownlow medal finishes -1983,84,88
       Career Brownlow medal votes-139
       EFC Best & Fairest 1977,79,83,84
       Top 5 EFC best & fairest finishes 1977-79,83,88
       EFC Captain 1980-81 (55 games)
       EFC Vice Captain 1979,1989,1990
       EFC Leading goalkicker 1980,82,91
       All Australian 1983,84,87,88
       Night Premiership appearances - 1981,84,90

Simon is passionate to find the cure to

CHD Childhood Congenital Heart Disease

for all the Children who have lost their battle

and for the Children who battle with it every day.

Shaun Miller Foundation

Ambassador: Simon Madden

The Shaun Miller Foundation

'Let's Give CHD The Boot!'