VAFA Players’ Association launched in 2017

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The Victorian Amateur Football Association is proud to announce the formation of the VAFA Players’ Association for the 2017 season and beyond.

Comprising of 11 members – nine players and two VAFA staff members – the VAFAPA is designed to act as a direct channel of communication between the players and the VAFA regarding important issues such as player welfare, social issues, rule changes and representative football.

Each of the seven senior men’s sections have one representative and the newly-formed VAFA Wilson women’s competition is represented by two players; West Brunswick’s Bridie Walsh and Ajax’s Chelsea Fisher. Each club has been asked to nominate one delegate who can communicate with their respective section representative.

West Brunswick’s Bridie Walsh says the VAFAPA will give players a voice and an ability to oversee changes which will affect them and their teammates.

“It’s really wonderful and I’m looking forward to being involved. Allowing players to have a say on these issues is important, especially in the first year of the VAFA women’s competition,” she said.

The VAFAPA will meet four times throughout 2017.

VAFAPA Representatives include:

VAFA Wilson Women’s: Bridie Walsh (West Brunswick)

VAFA Wilson Women’s: Chelsea Fisher (Ajax)

William Buck Premier: Tom Paule (Old Melburnians)

Premier B: Cameron Jones (Old Carey)

Premier C: Michael Henderson (Kew)

Division 1: Alistair McCooke (Ormond)

Division 2: Ron Shell (MHSOB)

Division 3: Adam Collett (Power House)

Division 4: Brad Hughes (Mt Lilydale)

VAFA Football Operations Manager: Sam Confait

VAFA Football Operations Assistant: Mikala Sykes