2017 VAFA Conference

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The VAFA Conference is set to be held at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE’s Chadstone campus for the first time on Saturday 11 February.

Introduced in 2015 as a means to incorporate all pre-season introductions and information nights in an all-inclusive half-day event, this year’s Conference will cover many important topics including women’s football, football operations and a sponsorship shark tank.

Registration and transfer processes will be covered by Mikala Sykes and Paul Stewart, as well as the introduction of new Presidents, laws of the game and new rules, coach’s sessions, strength and conditioning, club financial benchmarking, tribunal, digital media and a sponsor’s exhibition.

Former Monash Blues senior coach, Paul Groves, will give a presentation on game strategy, while St Mary’s Salesian Media Manager, James Gallus, will demonstrate how his club took the standard of social media to new levels in 2016.

The Sponsor’s Expo will again take place and provide opportunities for attendees to speak with VAFA sponsors about how they can service clubs.

The Conference covers sessions aimed at all Club officials, including Presidents, Secretaries, commercial and sponsorship committee members, media managers, umpires and new coaches.

If you believe you should be attending this event, please make contact with your Club President or Secretary to discuss your attendance.