David Schmidt Awarded the MWFA Meritorious Services Award


At the recent MWFA Annual General Meeting, David Schmidt was awarded the MWFA Meritorious Services Award for his services to football in the Manly Warringah area.

David has been a member of the Mosman Football Club for 50 years having started playing with the Club as an U6.

Playing more than 1,000 games for the Club, David is a former Premier League player who continues to turn out for the Club’s historically highly performing O45s; a team that has an enviable record within the Champion of Champions competition.

He has played in various positions during his playing career including centre mid, centre back sweeper, right fullback, and goalkeeper.

Over his time with the Club, David has filled virtually every role associated with community football.

He has been a team manager and coach of 20 years+ standing, referee and general committee member as well as Club Vice President for much of the 1990s and, since 2020, a board member and the Club’s Vice President, Senior Men.

During recent years, David has managed/coached three Mosman teams per season, filled in as an occasional delegate to the MWFA Forum, and given of his time generously to undertake those numerous tasks that arise during the football year.

The Club has relied heavily on David’s preparedness to store excess equipment and supplies at his business premises as well as the provision of his truck to move goal posts, BBQs, etc., often at short notice.

David has also been the driving force behind the Club’s recent acquisition of four portable defibrillators.

In short, David continues to make a substantial contribution to the Mosman Football Club bringing an enthusiasm to his involvement with the Club that is seldom matched.


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