Liam Henry is a Noongar/Walmajarri man born in Tammin. Liam grew up and lived in Port Lincoln, South Australia and Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberly region of Western Australia, before returning to Tammin to attend primary school.
Liam started his MADALAH journey in 2015 when his application for a MADALAH Secondary Scholarship to attend Christ Church Grammar School was successful. He attended Christ Church from year 7 until his graduation in 2019. Liam is an outstanding athlete and has excelled particularly in football achieving many accolades throughout his secondary schooling. Staff and students commended Liam’s ability to balance his football commitments and his academic program.
Football isn’t his only passion, in 2019 Liam and two fellow MADALAH students from Christ Church; Isaiah Butters and Dontay Bolton started a business called ‘Tied To Culture’ with the support of their mentor Michael Ralph. Tied to Culture sells ties with Indigenous inspired designs created by the boys themselves, with each design linked to a charity of which $1 of every purchase is donated to; one of them being MADALAH.
In late 2019 all Liam’s hard work payed off; when he graduated he was awarded MADALAH’s Sporting Excellence Award in September and in November he was pick 9 by the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL National Draft.
In an interview with Fox Footy on draft night Liam credited MADALAH as an integral part to his success and growth as a person saying “Being given the opportunity to go to Christ Church on a MADALAH Scholarship means we know what it is like to be given something, so we give back to organisations linked in with our ties.”
He continued to say “MADALAH helped sponsor my scholarship to go to Christ Church, without that I wouldn’t be where I am now to develop my footy and who I am as a person.”
Liam made his debut for the Dockers during the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round against the Sydney Swans. Liam is a proud advocate for MADALAH and we are very proud of what he has achieved and we are looking forward to watching his career progress.