Jim Stynes

UNVEILED: September, 2014
LOCATION: Outside Gate 2

The story of Jim Stynes (April 23, 1966 – March 20, 2012) is unique and inspiring.

In addition to his remarkable football career, Stynes focused on youth work and launched the Reach Foundation in 1994 which sought to teach life skills and help kids to realise new opportunities.

Stynes was named Victorian of the Year in 2001 and 2003, and awarded the Medal of Order of Australia in 2007.

Stynes also served as president of the MFC from 2008 and was a driving force behind the re-establishment of a close relationship between the MFC and MCC which, in 2009, led to the football club returning as an MCC Sporting Section after almost 30 years’ absence.

In March 2012, Stynes passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer.