David Shipway AM

Published on: Jun 14 2017 | Author: westadelaidefc |

David Shipway AM

The West Adelaide Football Club congratulates long-serving SA Football Commissioner David Shipway on being awarded an AM in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to Australian Football in South Australia, and as a supporter of youth, charitable and medical research organisations.

Not only has David been instrumental in the community football scene but is a huge contributor to the success of the West Adelaide Football Club. Shippy has been a long time sponsor of the club, will help out with any request asked of him, even doing some hosting of our pre match lunches as of late. Well done David!

 Service includes:

Australian Football:

  • Chairman, South Australian Community Football League, since 2009.
  • Deputy Chairman, South Australian National Football League, 2012-2016;
  • Commissioner,1997-2016; Life Member, 2008; Member, 1997-2016.
  • Chairman, West Adelaide Football Club, 1988-1989; President, 1990-1994; Management Committee Member, 1985-1994; Life Member, 2000.


  • Supporter of various local community organisations including: The Bedford Group.

Youth Opportunities:

  • The Neil Sachse Foundation.
  • Our Lady of La Vang School, Adelaide.
  • Community and Corporate Ambassador, Can:Do 4Kids (supporting hearing and vision impaired children), current.
  • President, Carbine Club of South Australia, 2007-2008, 2001-2002; Member, ‘for 27 years’.


  • Managing Director, BL Shipway Pty Ltd, ‘for over 30 years’



Major Partner

Oval Naming Partner

Key Corporate Partners