Football Brisbane is pleased to confirm the arrival of four new members of staff who will bolster our administration, club support, competitions, and media capacities.
Cherie Brockwell joins the organisation as our Club Support Officer, a position that has been newly created in line with the objectives of the Football Brisbane Strategic Plan and as part of our operational priorities for 2021 based on feedback from clubs. With 31 years of experience at AFL Queensland under her belt, most recently serving as their State Manager of Junior Football Operations, Cherie is well-positioned to provide support to all Football Brisbane clubs.
“I am very excited to be a part of Football Brisbane and look forward to supporting our volunteers,” said Cherie.
“My goal is to help all of our clubs reach their full potential as best I can.”
Liam Blakeley arrives as a new Competitions Administrator strengthening the capabilities of our competitions team. Having recently graduated from Swinburne University with a Sports and Business Management Degree, Liam also has previous experience in retail management. In his role Liam will be responsible for day-to-day competition inquiries, competition fixtures and results and leading communication with our clubs and stakeholders.
“I am a really glad to have been brought on board by Football Brisbane and I am looking forward to kick starting my sports management career here,” Liam said.
“My focus now will be to integrate myself into the competitions team and help make sure everything runs smoothly for all of our clubs.”
Jacob Wala comes on board as our new Media and Communications Officer. A passionate fan of the local game, Jacob has been involved with a number of Football Brisbane clubs serving as Media Manager for both Brisbane Strikers FC and Southside Eagles as well as previously interning for Football Queensland. He will join our media team and be responsible for coordinating our social media posting and website management.
“I am incredibly excited to join an organisation that I have admired and respected for many years and I would like to thank Football Brisbane for giving me this opportunity.”
“I look forward to working with both Football Brisbane staff and clubs to expand on the content and media services that have already been provided, it’s going to be fun.”
Rob Mitchell has also been welcomed as our new Administrations Assistant, eager to provide support to a wide range of the organisation’s functions. A graduate of Bond University Rob already has several years of experience in administrative and logistics roles working previously on the Commonwealth Games, Ten pin bowling and Ormeau Football Club.
“As an Englishman I love sport, so I have always wanted to work in sport and in particular Football,” said Rob.
“I can’t wait to get started and am really looking forward to what the future holds with Football Brisbane.”