Truth be told, it all began when Mike started selling homemade lemonade on the front lawn of his childhood home as a 5 year old! He simply loved playing "shops", and in 1978, he opened his first retail sports store on the Northern Beaches and there's been no turning back since then!
Driven by a relentless passion and enthusiasm to help others, Mike's unique modus operandi has helped his brand become synonymous with excellent customer service, incredible bargains, and expert guidance in the retail sporting business.
Our vision is to support you and your sporting passion by providing an extensive range of high performance footwear, sports equipment and accessories from leading brands. We specialise in shoes for people with all kinds of foot problems and carefully ensure the right fit for all shapes of orthotics. We also carry a large selection of shoes for work, school and casual wear.
Our staff are amazing! Much like the community we serve, we are a diverse bunch of people lead by the effevescent 'little Aussie battler' himself, Mike Pawley!
Our stores are run by a team of extraordinary women who are passionate about helping you choose the right product for your sport. Together with a fabulous Sales Team and Customer Support Team, our staff have over 200 years of combined retail experience and we pride ourselves on giving the best customer service in the business!
We have 3 conveniently located retail outlets on the Northern Beaches at Dee Why, Manly Vale and Mona Vale, and encourage you to visit us in-store to receive expert guidance and advice from our knowledgeable, caring staff who will help you choose the best fit or technically correct shoe or equipment for your sport.
Our Customer Support Team are the friendly voices you will find at the end of the phone or email - ready to help you with anything from placing online orders to personal product advice.
Mike Pawley is an Australian former professional cricketer, philanthropist and business owner. He played professional grade cricket for Manly from a young age, as well as 11 first-class cricket matches for New South Wales between 1969/70 and 1973/74.
Mike holds life memberships with the NSW Cricket Association, Manly Warringah Cricket Association and Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association and has had a significant involvement in coaching cricket on the Northern Beaches for almost 60 years!
His contribution to cricket and sport in general was recognised in 2008 with the naming of the sporting fields in Stirgess Ave, Curl Curl to "The Mike Pawley Oval". And on Australia Day, 2012, Mike was acknowledged for his “service to the sport of cricket in the Manly Warringah area” with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), one of the highest honours bestowed by the Australian government.
Giving back to the community for more than 45 years
For over 45 years, Mike Pawley Sports has proudly supported many sporting clubs, organisations, schools and charities across the Northern Beaches and further afield to country NSW and more recently to sporting clubs and schools in Sierra Leone.
In 2012, Mike Pawley Sports also became the principal financial supporter of the Happy Days Cambodian Village School Inc charity, an Australian Non-Profit Organisation supporting a rural village community in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This charity aims to create awareness of such poverty by raising funds for thousands of impoverished school children striving for an education in very difficult circumstances.
We believe we can all make a difference. By shopping with us, you are helping us support our local and international beneficiaries, as part of every purchase at Mike Pawley Sports goes towards our charitable contributions.
Thank you for shopping local and supporting our business
Mike and his team would like to thank all the local families, businesses, schools and clubs for your ongoing support and loyalty to our business through the generations. It means the absolute world to us and reaffirms our drive to be the best in the retail sports business.
If you are unable to find what you’re looking for on our website, or you need advice on the best fit or technically correct shoe for your foot shape, we encourage you to visit us in-store where our knowledgeable, caring staff are ready to help! If you have any feedback on the site, please contact our Customer Support Team.
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Happy feet, happy days!
The Mike Pawley’s Team