The AFLUA would like to congratulate the following new members to the executive committee for 2016 – Troy Pannell (President), Drew Kowalski (Boundary) and Adam Wojcik (Goal) joining Leigh Fisher (Field), who returns for his second year on the executive.
All incoming executive members share a common purpose in that they are very passionate about the association and wish to represent and include members from across Australia. Troy Pannell summed it up by saying “I and the executive members want to understand the needs of all of our members, no matter how big or small, so that we can position the AFLUA to better service them. It is also important that members understand the many benefits of being part of the association.”
Boundary Representative Drew Kowalski is excited about the year ahead. He wants to communicate with all state boundary umpiring groups and for boundary umpires to voice their opinions and raise any issues they have.
Adam Wojcik believes it was time for him to step up into a leadership role. “I believe l have good leadership qualities and as such feel l’ll be able to represent goal umpires nationally well.” noted Adam. “I am very enthusiastic about being onboard the executive and to build upon the many successes of previous executive and administrative teams of the AFLUA.”
All accept the year ahead with be challenging with work to commence on a new CBA. However Troy is very passionate about the CBA negotiation process. “It is one of the main reasons l decided to nominate for President,” he said, “I am looking forward to driving and leading this process on behalf of members to ensure we get the best outcome for all umpires in the next 5 year agreement”
Troy joined the AFLUA to acknowledge and thank outgoing President Chris Kamolins, who served on the executive committee from 2013-2014 and was President in 2015, and executive members Shane Thiele (executive 2015) and Luke Walker (executive 2013-2015) for their services to the association.
2016 EXECUTIVE TEAM
PRESIDENT – TROY PANNELL
FIELD UMPIRE PRESENTATIVE – LEIGH FISHER
BOUNDARY UMPIRE – DREW KOWALSKI
GOAL UMPIRE – ADAM WOJCIK
Article written by; AFLUA Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Peter Kelly