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.