Why the Sammy D Foundation?

Sam went out with his friends to a party and became the victim of a violent assault. He was 17 and he had everything to live for. Sam's passions in life were family, friends and especially sport; his main loves being football, soccer, netball and cricket. Sam was extremely talented at any sport he played and his involvement in many sporting communities along with his funny, loyal and unique personality made him many friends; this was evident by the 1700 people that attended Sam’s funeral.



The Sammy D Foundation believes that every young person deserves to be loved, supported and protected. Many need guidance and positive role modelling to equip them with the skills and confidence needed to avoid dangerous situations.

The Sammy D Foundation aims to:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Provide opportunities for success
  • Nurture mateship
  • Bring families closer together
  • Raise awareness of harm-causing behaviour


The Sammy D Foundation's MATESHIP tips for having a great (and safe) end-of-school year celebrations

Nov 15 2013
You’ve worked hard all year, put in countless hours of study, and with final exams now over it’s time to fi...

Mentoring; A Challenging Yet Rewarding Experience for Both the Mentee and Mentor.

Aug 29 2013
  The Sammy D Foundation runs mentor programs targeted at youths in the southern area of Adelaide who req...


Jul 31 2013
Round 11 of the Volleyball SA State League season drew added importance this year, with all seven clubs dedicating the ...
Sammy D News - March 2014 April 11th 2014
His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce Announced as Sammy D Foundation Patron March 24th 2014
Sammy D Foundation Calls for National Anti-Violence Round Table Meeting March 24th 2014
Sammy D News - December 2013 December 19th 2013
Brett Duncanson appointed as Chariman of Sammy D Foundation Board November 25th 2013
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