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Kevin Sheedy, the straight thinker

(Moonee Valley Leader)
“PUT on your thinking cap” is usually reserved for the classroom rather than the football field. But AFL great Kevin Sheedy recently broke that train of thought, by being awarded Australia’s “Thinker of the Year” by the New York-based School of Thinking.

The former Essendon coach and Richmond player was recognised for his innovative and influential coaching and contribution to the evolution of football in a ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sheedy said he was honoured to receive the award, usually reserved for people in the medical and scientific arena.

“I’m glad football has got a look-in in such an award,” Sheedy said. “It’s great that sporting people and sport in general have received recognition for their thinking capacity.”

Founded in New York in 1979 by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono, the school teaches thinking as a skill. More….

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