On Wednesday evening, a General Meeting was held at the Grange Thistle Football Club with Football Brisbane clubs electing two Directors to the Football Brisbane Board.
Six candidates nominated for the two available positions, the highest number since the organisation became a company limited by guarantee, reflecting the increased engagement between the footballing community and Football Brisbane.
Of the six, Jeremy Medina and Sharon Flannery were chosen to join the Football Brisbane Board in the elected positions.
“I am very proud to be elected back into the Football Brisbane board to continue the exciting work we have been doing with the Football Brisbane team, our Club Presidents and our wider community.” Jeremy Medina said.
Newly elected Sharon Flannery also commented “Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to represent our clubs, members and players as part of the next journey in Football Brisbane.”
“Football Brisbane has worked hard over the last few years to listen to clubs, to face challenges head-on, and has built a great team of passionate and talented individuals. They have demonstrated excellent leadership and support over the last few months and all clubs agree that we feel more connected as a group. I am looking forward to working with the team to learn more, listen and give a voice on behalf of our clubs.”
She added, “Over the last three years, I have learned that running a club is a massive undertaking, especially as volunteers with other jobs, families and lives. Like many of you, I have ridden the steep committee rollercoaster of success, failure, joy and stress, with 2020 bringing with it a whole new list of challenges. I hope I can use my experiences to add value to Football Brisbane and the ever-evolving journey our wonderful game of football will continue to take.”
The Football Brisbane Board will look to meet within the next two weeks to elect a chairman.
After the election, Football Brisbane operational staff, led by General Manager Rafe Griffin, conducted a workshop in order to determine the key operational priorities of the organisation over the next 18 months. As identified by participating clubs, these priorities were:
- Football Brisbane core business
- Club capability
- Club running costs and government relations
The Football Brisbane team look forward to developing and implementing strategies that will address these priorities to provide further support to the clubs.