GUNNEDAH District Soccer is looking to take a big step towards developing and securing the game locally into the future with the appointment of a new operations manager.
The role has been created by the club in the hopes of helping to grow the game’s participation numbers throughout the shire and ensure soccer continues to expand.
Club president Simon Gainsford said the continued growth of the club was a catalyst for the creation of the new role.
“Our community’s passion and love for football has been a key driver for the growth of the club with numbers more than doubling since 2015,” Gainsford said.
“We now have over 470 junior and senior players on our books, and by all accounts this growth trend is tipped to continue.”
Gainsford said the new role’s responsibilities would include ensuring the club delivers the right outcomes for its player base into the future.
“To manage the growth of the club both now and for the future, we need to look at the logistics of running an organsiation of this size and to consider the best way to structure the club to deliver the best outcomes for football in the shire,” he said.
“The appointment of an operations manager to co-ordinate the day to day running of the business in 2019 would not only deliver better outcomes for our members, but also play a supportive role to the executive committee and reduce the building workloads currently placed on the shoulders of our volunteer committee.
“As a football advocate the fact that we are at a point where our club has outgrown our current management model is an exceptional result for regional football, and I couldn’t be happier to see the game I love go from strength to strength.”
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