Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy is one of the most decorated AFL players of the modern era.

He played 305 games for the Geelong Football Club, won three premierships, a Brownlow Medal, a Norm Smith Medal and was twice named All Australian.

Drafted to the Geelong Football Club (at number eight) in the 2001 National Draft, he was nominated for the NAB Rising Star award in his first year.

Jimmy cemented himself as one of the AFL's elite midfielders by 2006 and in 2007, went on to be awarded the AFL's highest honour, the Brownlow Medal. Just days later Jimmy played a key part in his team’s Grand Final win, Geelong’s first premiership since 1963.

He played for Geelong in another two wining premierships (2009 and 2011) and was awarded the Norm Smith Medal in 2011.

In 2017, Jimmy joined AFL broadcasting teams on Channel 7 and 3AW as well as landing the role as co-host on The Breakfast Club on RSN-927. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Age and previously The Herald Sun and Geelong Advertiser.

Jimmy has a business degree and has completed an Executive Management course. In addition to his media work he is a Director with Touchstone Executive Search and Product Development Manager at X-Blades.

Jimmy became an official Ambassador for the Foundation in July 2017.

Being an ambassador fits naturally with what I was trying to achieve last year in progressing awareness of, and advocating for, the prevention of domestic violence.

It (violence) is not blokey, it is not tough, you are not a hero, you are actually quite the opposite.”

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