Vale Max Stone

The Werribee Football Club has been deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Max Stone, father of former football operations manager Mark Stone.

Max was well known as a beloved stalwart and life member of the North Melbourne Football Club, where he provided 42 years of loyal service in a number of roles.

He first joined the club in 1972 as an under-19s recruiter, unearthing plenty of young talent from the bush and ’burbs alike, perhaps most notably a kid from Brunswick City by the name of Tony Liberatore.

He remained in the role for 20 years before taking on the duties of match-day doorman, coin-toss assistant, and banner assistant, which he performed for a further 22 years before his retirement in 2015.

Recently, Max’s health took a turn for the worse, which played a significant role in Mark’s decision to stand down from his role as football operations manager.

The club extends its deepest sympathies to Mark; his mother, Maureen; his sister, Donna; and the entire Stone family during this difficult time.

Players from both Werribee teams will wear black armbands during this weekend’s matches in honour of Max.

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