NNSWF board re-elected following AGM

Three members of the Northern NSW Football board have been re-elected following the 2022 Annual General Meeting on Sunday. 

Lisa Evans, Paul Sandilands and David Willoughby were all re-elected as directors during the meeting at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. Fellow directors Lauren Edwards, Mike Parsons and Mark Trenter were not up for re-election. 

The board of directors re-elected Parsons as chair following the AGM, with Trenter returned as deputy chair. 

Parsons said he was proud of his reappointment. 

“It is with great pride that my fellow directors have had faith in my leadership in re-electing me unopposed for another term as chair,” Parsons said. 

“Our board of directors and I are acutely aware of the privileged position our voting members have entrusted us with. Our passion is for ensuring the future of our game and our vision moving forward guarantees our commitment to implementing positive programs that will benefit the entire football community.  

“I thank my fellow board members for their commitment, dedication and expertise and look forward to working with them into the future.  

“We have also already started the process to connect with our member zones and stakeholders in general through dialogue and actions. We will continue to rebuild these much-valued relationships and deliver through consultation, transparency and open lines of communication.” 

A Peak Steering Committee meeting followed the AGM on Sunday, which sees Member Zone chairs and general managers as well as standing committee chairs invited to attend, where important strategic issues are considered and discussed. 

A further meeting was held on Monday between the NNSWF Executive Leadership team and Member Zone general managers to discuss operational issues. 

NNSWF CEO Peter Haynes said he was thrilled with the direction of the organisation. 

“It was good to have everyone re-elected because that consistency and continuity is so important as we prepare to work towards a new strategy,” Haynes said. 

“There has been much progress at NNSWF already this year, not just with my appointment but with a number of other changes and initiatives that has given the place a really vibrant and energetic feel.  

“With a new strategic plan for the organisation also on the horizon and the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil in a matter of weeks it is a really exciting time.”