I’ve known Adam since he was 17-years-old when he first walked through the doors at the Swans.

He was a shy, talented kid, who was pretty new to the world of AFL footy so to see his transition to becoming one of Australia’s great leaders and football players has been unbelievable.

The way he has handled everything that has been thrown at him has left me astounded in his ability to get back up when he has been down and to recover to become bigger and better.

Adam’s a true inspiration to all Australians, he’s a leader on and off the field and we’ve all been so lucky to witness his courage, conviction and perseverance over the years.

His ability to keep giving and giving is remarkable; he’s always fighting for the little guy.

That’s part of the reason we started the GO Foundation as we want to give as many Indigenous kids as possible the opportunity to have a dream and reach it.

The support Adam has received during this difficult time from all corners of the community has been so heart-warming.

So too has the number of enquiries we’ve had for the GO Foundation and the generous contributions of so many great Australians and from those all over the globe.

We’re so thankful for your generosity and for giving young Indigenous Australians the chance to access quality education.

I can’t express enough how proud I am of this amazing Australian; I can’t wait to see Goodesy back in the fold and back out there doing what he loves best.

Thanks again for your support.

Michael O’Loughlin