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READ WHAT THE MEDIA ARE SAYING

"He's as comfortable punching as he is preaching - which is just as well for the hundreds of teenagers this fighting father figure has saved from a life on the streets."

Greg McLean (Aussie Post)

 

"This nuggety minister has seen life from both sides of the tracks."

Steve Lacey (Sydney Morning Herald)

 

"Dave is a man of wonderful vision and never misses an opportunity to help others where he can ... I count myself fortunate to know him personally and to have him as a driving force in my Council area."

Barry Cotter (Mayor of Marrickville)

 

"I go to the man. I go to The Man's man. I go to the street, to the edge of the breakdown. I go to a man of God who wouid rather see kids throwing punches than punching heroin into their veins. Anglican priest Father Dave Smith"

Jeff Wells (Daily Telegraph)

"Father Dave is gifted in providing the young with a sense of purpose."

Councillor Dimitrios Thanos (Marrickville Council)

 

"fists of steel, a kick like a mule, the head of a fox and a heart of gold"

Ross Willis (Western Suburbs Courier)

 

(Go to 'Press Clippings' for more media feedback)


MARRICKVILLE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 1997
AWARDED THE CENTENARY MEDAL 2003
NOMINATED FOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2005

Centenary Medal - for contribution to Australian Societyl




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