Mick Smith was added to the Joondalup Giants RLC list of Life Members as quite possibly the most experienced coach in the Giants 23 year history, and to date, the only premiership-winning First Grade coach of the Joondalup Giants.
Mick's Giants career began in 1996 as the Joondalup Giants' Development Officer for the WARL, a role which he kept from 1996-1999. From there, Mick took to coaching at the Giants: First-Grade (1999-2001, 2009-2010), Under 18's (2006-2007, 2013), Under 16's (2004, 2010-2012), and Under 12's (1999) as well as being WA Under 18's Assistant Coach in 2006 and Coach in 2007 and Giants' Coaching Co-ordinator in 2012.
In total, to date, Mick has coached approximately 150 games for the Joondalup Giants (90 Junior grades, 60 First-Grade).
Mick's Giants' career is not just limited to on-field work, with the titles of Club President (2007) and Club Vice-President (2006) among his time on the Giants committee (1999-2000, 2006-2007, 2009-present) as well as being a Joondalup Giants representative on the four-club sporting body 'ACSRA' who ran the Arena Joondalup Clubhouse (2011-2013) before the Giants left ACSRA in favour of renovating the club's spiritual home at Admiral Reserve, Heathridge. Mick also was a board member of the WARL in 2007-2008.
"I look forward to being actively involved with the club for many years to come. I will always cherish the fond memories that I have of my winter days at Admiral Oval."