Max Pontifex
Personal information
Full name Stanley Maxwell Pontifex
Date of birth (1910-07-31)31 July 1910
Place of birth North Adelaide, South Australia
Date of death 18 January 1998(1998-01-18) (aged 87)
Original team(s) Commonwealth Bank (SA)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1934 West Torrens 74 (50)
1936–1938 City (Launceston) 45 (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.

Stanley Maxwell "Max" Pontifex was an Australian rules footballer who played with West Torrens in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[1]

Pontifex's career with West Torrens began in 1929 and ended when he was transferred by his employer to Tasmania. In Tasmania he captain / coached the City Football Club in Launceston. A centreman, he had won a Magarey Medal in 1932 and was twice West Torrens' best and fairest winner. He also represented South Australian in 10 interstate matches during his career.

He is buried at St Jude's Cemetery, Brighton along with his wife Verna Margaret nee Smith (1914–2001).


  1. ^ "Yachtsman — Footballer". Sporting Globe. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 18 May 1932. p. 9 Edition: Edition1. Retrieved 19 June 2015.