At an event held at The Lighthouse Gallery on Friday the 23rd May, Socceroo Legend Mark Schwarzer has become the sixth recipient of the players’ highest honour after he was awarded the PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal at a gala luncheon.

In the presence of Socceroos past and present Schwarzer joined the late Johnny Warren, Joe Marston, Craig Johnston, Mark Viduka and Frank Farina as a Tobin Medalist.

The Australian National Maritime Museum was very proud to be associated with the PFA 2014 Alex Tobin OAM Medal Event and to welcome Professional Footballers Australia as our newest partner. The two organisations share a great commitment to and respect for multiculturalism and the contribution of migrants to Australian life and we were also delighted to have the PFA as our Welcome Wall partner at the unveiling ceremony earlier this month, where 246 new inscriptions were unveiled by Adelaide United player Bruce Djite.

Laissez-faire provided a 3 course lunch with canapés served at the Ben Lexcen Terrace

PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal Menu

Sydney rock oysters with verjuice vinaigrette
Moroccan marinated chicken, dried apricot & mango chutney on naan
Saffron, manchego & fontina arancini with herb aioli

Entrée Course 
Grilled yamba king prawns on pea risotto with crisp pancetta
House made egg fettucine with beef ragu

Main Course 
Chicken breast with wood ear mushroom, cognac cream, wilted spinach & potato galette
Lamb, pea, lemon & coriander cous cous, honey roasted baby carrots & aromatic jus

A duo of premium cheeses, wicked brie & milawa blue with black currant paste, fruit loaf, grapes & crackers

To find out more about this great venue or to book an event please contact Marika at