Seymour District Junior Football Netball League president Donna Slevin recently stepped down from her role — due to a work promotion — relocating her family to Bendigo.
With vice-president Tom O’Dwyer and secretary Deb Kaak also stepping down due to their children moving into senior sport the League was left without these positions being filled at its annual general meeting held last week.
Ms Slevin identified that as a result of these vacancies the League hierarchy would move into caretaker mode under the eye of the AFL Goulburn Murray Commission until the clubs reconvene in February.
‘‘I have only recently found out about the promotion so I guess it came as a bit of shock to clubs at the meeting,’’ she said.
‘‘One of the draft recommendations in the Commission’s Junior Review was for the governance of the League to be handed over to AFL Goulburn Murray and we will now investigate this option in greater detail to understand how this will work.’’
However, Ms Slevin said as Andrew Wright remains the treasurer and Wayne Aldous remains the statistician, while the league also welcomes Sarah Cunningham as netball co-ordinator, she is confident there is a capable committee to work with the staff and the Commission.
‘‘Tom and Deb have done a fantastic job for the League over the past few years and I would personally like to thank them for their support and assistance,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s been a very successful year for the League with the under-10 competition really taking hold and having an eight-team under-16 competition is a great reflection of the work that clubs put in.’’
‘‘This season we welcomed new sponsors in Yenckens Mitre 10, NAB Agri Business, Menarock Aged Care and McDonald’s Seymour to complement the support of the Seymour Club and Seymour Toyota.
‘‘The other significant result from the AGM was the change in the netball age groups for season 2018 and the League will now run under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-17 age groups to bring our League into line with Netball Victoria programs.
‘‘Finally, I’ve loved my time with the Seymour DJFNL and would like to thank the clubs and AFL Goulburn Murray staff for the terrific work they do in managing both football and netball in the League.’’