The VAFA wishes to advise of recent staff movements, including the departure of Rebecca Carter and the arrival of three new members in the administration team.
Rebecca Carter has made the decision to finish up her time at the Victorian Amateur Football Association after exactly four years.
Rebecca joined the VAFA team in March 2019 as Football Operations Assistant, but in recent times managed all fixturing, registration and transfer matters for the League. In a competition that has over 12,000 registered players playing in 2,458 home and away matches and 147 finals matches throughout the duration of the season, Rebecca’s expertise, work ethic and professionalism was a key asset to the VAFA.
Rebecca’s achievements also include transitioning all match day report and Tribunal paperwork to online as well as being Team Manager for the VAFA women’s representative team in 2019, who comprehensively defeated AFL Goldfields by 151-points.
Rebecca has chosen to continue her professional cricketing career in Canberra playing for the ACT Meteors in the Women’s National Cricket League and we wish Rebecca all the very best in her future endeavours both on the cricket field but also in sports administration.
VAFA CEO Jason Reddick said, “Bec has always been a popular and valued member of our VAFA staff and has made an enormous contribution to the VAFA over her 4 years. Bec has displayed a great work ethic and an ability to achieve outcomes amongst competing Club interests that has earned the respect of our member Clubs. On behalf of everyone at the VAFA we wish Bec every success with her cricket pursuits and future roles.”
Gabriella Martin has been appointed as the new full-time Football Operations Coordinator. Gabriella joins us from Frankston District Netball Association where she held the role as Scheduling Manager, whilst she has also completed placements and internships at Sandringham Football Club and Hockey Victoria in the competitions and operations departments. Gabriella commences with the VAFA on Monday 3rd April.
Karen Bennett recently joined the VAFA team at the end of February as Finance & Administration Officer, in a part-time capacity, working 9-3pm from Tuesday until Friday.
Karen has had over 30 years’ experience in Finance & Administration roles in large ASX listed companies, small business, and community not for profit organisations. She has lived in the Bayside area for 20 years and during that time has made a significant contribution at the community football level.
Casey Crapper joined the VAFA today as Club Development Coordinator. Casey comes to the VAFA with a wealth of experience including positions at AFL Central Victoria, Bendigo Golf Club, Fernwood Fitness and most recently as Client and Member Services Manager at the Association Specialists.
Casey’s experience and knowledge in the football space along with her experience supporting member-based associations makes her an excellent fit within the VAFA administration team.
Casey will lead key VAFA programs and initiatives including the Tackle Your Feelings program, Coach Development, VAFA Community Recognition awards and will support clubs throughout the VAFA community with Club Development support. Casey will work alongside Clubs & Community Manager, Sean Walker in the Community Team.