Following on from the resignation of Scott Quarmby (elected at the 2010 AGM), nominations were recently sought from interested persons to fill the important role of GDSFA Director. At the April Board meeting, Mark Pigram (who had previoulsly stood for election at the 2010 AGM) was elected as Director for the remainder of the 2-year term (ie, until the 2012 AGM). The Board believes that the administrative skills and community knowledge that Mark brings to the GDSFA will assist it in its Association and Parramatta FC ventures.
Taken from the Granville Association website.
If ever there was a reason for a Hills based Asssociation, this may be it !!
as i understand it there was only one applicant which is why there was no need for the clubs to vote. As I recall at the AGM last year the only nominee from the Hills area was the former JVP Ladies, however IIRC there will be 3 spots up for grabs at the AGM this year, oh, sorry, not to upset creepy the ED is also nominally from the Hills ;-)
as for leeds elaborating he and the new director haven't always seen eye 2 eye on here
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Do tell, I've missed all of the fun on this, but well done, well said, and well thought.
Just a thing on boundaries, every geographical area will have boundaries, and there will ALWAYS be clubs on the edge of those geographical areas. Logically, there will always be clubs on one side of an area, and one on the other.
Re-draw the boundaries....great.....someone is still going to have to go from one side of the Association to the other.
Think about demographics in 30, 40, 50 years. Once the youngsters of today have well and truly left the area, who are they going to play? These decisions aren't just about today.....they are enduring and require foresight.
The Beaumont Hills example is staggeringly arrogant, the fluff we heard from them to join us, and not even a generation has past, and they've thrown their bags on a new wagon heading out of town. So, so disappointing.
And to masso's point......I will NEVER be convinced that this is about travel distances, it's a fantastic hook to hang your hat on, but the truth is way beneath that. Mr Cauchi, no club in their right mind will tell you anything different, surely you are worldy and wise enough to see that. I've heard it so many times over the years that it's almost a mantra now.
By the way, I've run this travel distance argument to my friends in the Central West of NSW, the reaction was of bemusement......but i guess city folk are WAY too busy to have to travel every so often (less than an hour), so their kids can enjoy this great game.
And for the next person who complains that their kid has to sit in the car for so long to travel to the game, I'll lay my last dollar the kid wasn't complaining, it was their parent(s).
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just on your point about travel in central West, as a kid playing in Dubbo we traveled on a regular basis to Orange, Bathurst, Parkes, Peak Hill, Warren, Gilgandra and Coonamble to play. In the late 60's early 70's we didn't have Nintendo's etc to entertain us on the long trips, it was sit there and watch the scenery go by, but it used to be fun,