Northern Territory's Michael Long and Charlie King were nationally recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their service across the community.
Longy was appointed OAM for his service to AFL and the Indigenous community. Since retiring as an Essendon Football Club player, he founded the Michael Long Foundation and the Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre.
Charlie was appointed AM for his significant service to the NT Indigenous Community. He has been an influential ABC Broadcaster since 1990 and is a member of the AFLNT Hall of Fame.
Chairman of the Australian Football League Commission, Mr Richard Goyder, today said the wider game of Australian Rules Football congratulated all those who had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their service across the community.
“Men such as Michael Long and Charlie King continue to lead in their communities every day while the service of senior club figures on our boards and key committees, invariably in an honourary basis at every level game of the game, is a foundation stone of why our game has been strong, and continues to thrive.
“The AFL and our game also congratulates all those who have been honoured too for service in all other roles in every part of Australian life, for the example they set in their every-day lives.”
For the full Queens Birthday Honours list, click here.