After six years with the Victorian Amateur Football Association, Mikala Sykes will depart for the Melbourne Football Club as their new AFL Football Administration Executive.
Mikala joined the VAFA in 2015 as Football Operations Assistant, responsible for processing all player registrations and transfers. Mikala accepted the role of Football Operations & Events Coordinator in 2017 whereby she managed the calendar of VAFA events and increased responsibility in the Football Operations Department.
VAFA GM – Football & Umpire Operations, Sam Confait, said Mikala has “developed and matured into a confident and talented administrator”.
“Her commitment, engaging character and respectful cheek as an integral member of the VAFA team will be sorely missed,” he said.
Mikala led the BJS Women’s Umpire Academy, chaired the VAFA Divisional Club Advisory Group and managed the VAFA representative program, touring Ireland in 2017 and coordinating interstate tours to South Australia and Perth.
The VAFA Board and Administration congratulate Mikala on securing this fantastic opportunity with Melbourne FC and wish her all the best as she pursues her bright future in sports administration.
Mikala will conclude on Friday 13 August and the position will advertised post VAFA finals.