AFL Goulburn Murray’s interim Chairman Peter Foott was formally elected to the role at the Commission meeting held on Monday 4 June.
Foott, who has been a part of the Commission since its inception, formally took over the reigns vacated by Nicholas Rolf who has moved to Bendigo.
Foott paid homage to his predecessor in accepting the role.
“Nicholas has been a fantastic servant to community football and has done an excellent job in setting up the Commission over the past five years” he said.
“The Commission has achieved some great outcomes across junior development, events and partner Leagues through the Region Administration Centre and the staff in the office.”
“There have been some significant savings achieved on the cost base of each of our Leagues as well as increasing revenue opportunities and service outcomes. This has all been achieved whilst building a sustainable model for the Commission to exist in its own right.”
“I am honoured to be elected as the Chairman and have faith installed in me by the other Commissioners and I am looking forward to the role and to working with each of our stakeholders in the region.”
In other outcomes of the meeting Greg Freer was elected as the third AFL Victoria nominee for the Commission with his appointment to be ratified by AFL Victoria.
Helen Murdoch, the current Strategy Coordinator at the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, was also appointed to the Northern Country Women’s League Advisory Committee after been nominated by the current members.
Helen brings extensive strategy and governance knowledge to the role through her work at the GBCMA as well as practise experience in female football through her work as a key architect in the formation of Tatura’s Youth Girls team this season.