Full Name: MICHAEL NUNAN
Date of Birth: 12/04/1949
Height: 165 cm ( 5-5 )
Weight: 64 kg ( 10-1 )
Debut: 24/04/1971, Round 4, South Melbourne
Last Game: 24/04/1971, Round 4, South Melbourne
Total Games: 1
Total Goals: 3
Total Games: 1
Total Goals: 2
Michael was a rover. He originally started with Port Pirie where he was coached by former Richmond player Jim Deane. He then moved to Sturt in 1966 and remained with that club until 1977 playing in a total of four Premiership teams. He joined Richmond in 1971 whilst undergoing National Service training in Melbourne. He played one reserves game before playing in the seniors against South Melbourne in Round 4, alongside his then Sturt teammate Malcolm Greenslade. Michael performed well in that game and finished with 3 goals. He then returned to Adelaide to rejoin Sturt. He was a clever player who read the play well. Whilst at Sturt he formed a great partnership with their champion ruckman, and later Hawthorn forward, Rick Davies. He also represented South Australia three times. He later crossed to Norwood where he played between 1978 and 1980 adding another Premiership to his tally. During the 1980 season, he joined North Adelaide and the following season he took over as Senior Coach. He was a very successful coach with North Adelaide, leading them to Premierships in 1987 and 1991 as well as having several runners-up.
He later served as the State Director of Coaching in South Australia between 1989 and 1991. He was awarded Life Membership of the South Australian National Football League in 1976. His son, Tim, played with North Adelaide and has also represented the state. Michael coached Fitzroy.
Port Pirie to 1965 ; Sturt 1966-77, Games 189, Goals 261 ( Honours - Premiership 1969-70, 1974, 1976, South Australian Representative Team Games 3, Goals 3.
Norwood 1978-80, Games 36, Goals 34 ( Honours - Premiership 1978 ) ; North Adelaide 1980-92, Games 34, Goals 18 ( Honours - Premiership 1987, 1991, Senior Coach 1981-92 ) ; Fitzroy Senior Coach 1996.