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Tony Shaw

A passionate VFL/AFL player spanning over 17 years, Tony Shaw was a testament to the Collingwood Football Club. Tony was a successfully player and strong leader coming back to coach the team in 1996.

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Testimonials for Tony Shaw

“Well presented & highly motivated speaker, Highly recommended.”
McDonalds Australia

"Tony was very easy to deal with. He was very well prepared and worked very well with our audience - taking time to answer their questions, as well as telling a very good story. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any audience.”
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
Tony Shaw Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Tony Shaw's Biography

A passionate VFL/AFL player spanning over 17 years, Tony Shaw was a testament to the Collingwood Football Club. 

Tony was a successfully player and strong leader coming back to coach the team in 1996.  Tony Shaw was recruited to Collingwood from Reservoir-Lakeside to make his debut in 1977 alongside brother Ray.  In 1984, Shaw would win the Copeland Trophy as the Magpies' best and fairest player for the season, as well as playing with second brother Neville. Hard work took place, and was finally achieved in 1990 when Shaw captained the club to a historic premiership, the club's first in 32 years. Shaw's inspirational footy on the day would help the team defeat Essendon, and Shaw's 35 touches saw him earn the Norm Smith Medal as best on ground. In the same season, Shaw would be the fine leader winning his second Copeland Trophy.

At the end of 1993 he was considering retirement but played on, despite handing the captaincy to premiership team-mate Gavin Brown. 1994 would be his last year, but he would make the most of it, making records. In round 9, against North Melbourne, he would play his 300th game, and 9 weeks later against Footscray, he would break Gordon Coventry's club VFL/AFL games record of 306 games. Shaw's last game would be played at the WACA in an elimination final which would see heartbreak as the Pies failed by two points.

Tony Shaw retired at the end of the 1994 season, but continued using his talent for AFL by assisting coach Leigh Matthews at the Magpies in 1995, taking the helm as senior coach of Collingwood in 1996.  

Despite an inexperienced playing list, Shaw distinguished himself with his innovative coaching and his ability to get the best of out of younger players.  

After four seasons as the coach, Tony Shaw stepped down and has since forged a successful career in the media.  

Tony has appeared on Seven’s Four Quarters, The Game, Gameday and hosted a football segment for Sportsworld.    

He is part of the AFL coverage of both 3AW and the Fox Footy Channel. Starting with 3AW in 1999, Tony’s grasp of all things sport extends to regular time behind the mic on flagship programs, Sports Today and Sports Saturday.   Tony Shaw has also been an integral member of Fox Footy Channel through his work alongside fellow legends Doug Hawkins, Bob Davis and Kevin Bartlett on Grumpy Old Men and on Fox's live AFL match coverage.  

As a speaker, Tony Shaw provides audiences with insights into his life sharing stories that all love.  He is highly motivational and inspirational. 

Speaking Topics Include

Motivation
Leadership
Managing change
Teamwork Football
Anecdotes Achieving against the odds