2023 AGM

Date: Monday 27 November 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Ponsonby Intermediate School, 50 Clarence Street, Auckland 1011

     

AGENDA

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of 2022 AGM
  3. Year in Review (including Annual Reports)
  4. 2024 Priorities (including Women & Girls Plan)
  5. WSAFC Inc. Constitution Changes
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Election of Life/Honorary Members
  8. Notices of Motion
  9. General Business*

* Under General Business, the following item has been received and will be addressed in the meeting:

  •  Field 3 Access and Use – what is the plan going forward?
    - Steve Wildsmith, Life Member

    

AGM NOMINATIONS & SUBMISSIONS

All nominations for Committee Officers are noted below. The Executive wants to assure members that it is committed to a fair and open election process and as such, all communications amongst members should reflect that.

      

AGM VOTING INFORMATION

Under the 1989 constitution, Playing and Ordinary Members 17 years or over are entitled to one (1) vote.

Playing Member: Any player over the age of 17 who has paid their annual subscription.
Ordinary Member: A non-playing member who is elected or appointed as a committee member, or Team Manager or Coach registered with the club.

Note under the current constitution parents or guardians of a Junior/Youth Member under the age of 17 are not entitled to vote, unless they are also a committee member, Team Manager or Coach.  This is one of the key proposed changes to the constitution which will be presented at the AGM.

     

NOMINATIONS

    Executive Committee Chairperson

    Nominee: Grant Ramsay

       

    Nominator: Grant Lester
    Seconder: Jo Crabbe

     

    Bio

    In 2022, I was elected as Executive Chair and have led the Club through what has been a significant period of change and reset. We have this year kicked off a range of initiatives which I'm eager to see progress.  With continued growth and demands on volunteers, the Club needs to be well positioned for the future.

    My association with Western Springs AFC goes back 20 years as a parent, and in recent years as a player in the over-45s Royal team. Both my son Oscar and daughter Margot started as juniors and progressed to play in Premier teams. Oscar went on to play College football in the US and after a pro-season in North Carolina has returned to the Club. Margot is studying in Wellington and playing for the Springs’ sister club Waterside Karori in the W-League and Women's National League.

    I ran a consulting business for over 20 years specialising in ICT strategic planning and solution delivery. Currently I lead a programme transforming laboratory operations in the northern region.

    Executive Committee Chairperson

    Nominee: Grant Davis-Calvert


    Nominator:  Anjii Irvine
    Seconder: Lily Jervis

         

    Bio

    'Kia ora koutou,

    I’ve proudly been involved in Springs for nearly 7 years, but in and around ‘the beautiful game’ for nearly 30 years.

    I’m a proud father of two courageous, intelligent and beautiful girls, Zoe and Stella, and married to an amazing women – Jo.  Can’t forget the other important female in our lives, miss Hurley, our cheeky and young mini grey schnauzer.  I have a strong drive to help people, whether its with (surf) lifesaving with Zoe at Mt Maunganui as a patrol captain through to my FT role sourcing international jnr and snr doctors to help our struggling healthcare system.

    With this years (avoidable) challenges, I can see there is a wealth of opportunity to bring our passionate club members together more, from juniors to seniors, from female footballers to male footballers, from members to external partners, and from the grassroots to the exec committee level.  People are what make any organisation strong(er).  Having the right people in the right roles is paramount to ensure that members are engaged, their voices are heard and the right strategies are implemented using the right tactics.  I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion, engaging with the community, sponsorship/fundraising, marketing, strategic/operational planning and most importantly, people.

    WSAFC has a strong, proud and colourful history – I want to be involved in helping the club and its members, and the community,  build on the strengths we have now so as to develop a more sustainable and brighter future.  

    Nga mihi nui

    Executive Secretary

    Nominee: Jo Crabbe

        

    Nominator: Grant Ramsay
    Seconder: Claire Turner

         

    Bio

    I’ve been involved with Western Springs AFC and football throughout my life. At different points, I’ve taken on roles as a player, coach and manager for both junior & senior teams. Over the years I’ve actively participated in various committees and assumed diverse club positions including Junior Club Chairperson, Grade Coordinator, Executive Committee Secretary, and general dogs body!  I’ve also contributed to the wider football community by serving on the Auckland Football Grading Committee and representing the club at regional football meetings. Additionally, I’ve been the tournament director for Football Federation national Rep Tournaments and have successfully organised numerous in-house leagues.

    The club holds a special place in my heart as all of my children have progressed through it, playing on both community and elite teams, from juniors to seniors. My family has a proud history with the club, evident in the fact that both my Dad and I are life members.

    I bring to the executive multiple perspectives. In my work life, I am an RTLB (a specialist teacher in learning & behaviour) with a strong focus on diversity & inclusion and effective systems implementation. I have gained substantial governance experience as a Board Chair of a Primary School and Chairperson of a National Charity.

    I am very passionate about WSAFC, and am keen to ensure the hard work that has been started over the last several years is continued and the club provides all its members with a fabulous football experience.

    Executive Treasurer

    Nominee: Simon Beuth

       

    Nominator: Grant Lester
    Seconder: Jo Crabbe

         

    Bio

    Commenced as treasurer 2 years ago. This will be my third and final year. I am a Chartered accountant with a number of years experience in senior management, focusing on finance.

    Junior Committee Chairperson

    Nominee: Tracy Cunnington

        

    Nominator: Julie Dunn
    Seconder: Mark McLean

        

    Bio

    I have been an active part of the WSAFC community for the past 15 years.  I love football!  I have been watching, playing, supporting and talking about football pretty much since I can remember.

    I am committed to WSAFC and to moving us forward together.  Over many years, I have enjoyed helping the club develop and grow in a wide variety of ways, from organising Open Days to facilitating fundraisers and delivering Prize Giving events.

    I have managed mixed teams, as my three children have progressed through junior and youth football.  I have also obtained Junior Level 1 Coaching and Community Referee Qualifications.

    10 years ago, with a couple of others, we re-established hosting junior football tournaments at Seddon Fields.  This turned into a significant commitment for me.  I have organised and run tournaments at Seddon for girls and mixed teams from 9th grade all the way up to 17th grade.  For the past 5 years I have been Tournament Director for the National U17s Tournament.

    Since 2017 I have served on the Junior Committee at WSAFC, and a few years ago I spent some time establishing the role of Marketing & Communications Manager at our club.

    I am committed to further developing both our community teams and players, and those who want to stretch themselves at the elite level.

    When I am not at our club, I work in Football Education & High Performance at Oceania Football Confederation.

    We have a fantastic platform that we have built at WSAFC over the years, and I believe that we can come together to take our club forward and really thrive over the next period.

    Senior Committee Chairperson

    Nominee: Alec Flood

        

    Nominator: Phil Dunn
    Seconder: Patrick Wilson

         

    Bio

    Alec has been a member of Western Springs AFC since the 2000s, has coached at the club since Alec and Mandy's daughters started playing at Springs, now both at university and has served on the Senior Committee for at least 5 years. Alec has a good understanding of the needs of the senior men and women of the club, the value of open communication and the function of the senior committee. He has actively been involved within the club and at club events, more recently as Head Coach of the Women's Premier Reserves, 2023 Champions as well as Head Coach of the U19 Girls at the Napier tournament.

    An accountant by trade, though don't hold that against him, Alec has proven an invaluable member of our community and club. Passionate, professional and loyal, Alec will be a great asset to the club and all senior members in the role of Senior Chair.

    Senior Committee Chairperson

    Nominee: Grant Davis Calvert

       

    Nominator: Sofia Garcia
    Seconder: Lily Jervis

        

    Bio

    Kia ora koutou

    I’ve proudly been involved in Springs for nearly 7 years, but in and around ‘the beautiful game’ for nearly 30 years.

    I’m a proud father of two courageous, intelligent and beautiful girls, Zoe and Stella, and married to an amazing women – Jo.  Can’t forget the other important female in our lives, miss Hurley, our cheeky and young mini grey schnauzer.  I have a strong drive to help people, whether its with (surf) lifesaving with Zoe at Mt Maunganui as a patrol captain through to my FT role sourcing international jnr and snr doctors to help our struggling healthcare system.

    With this years (avoidable) challenges, I can see there is a wealth of opportunity to bring our passionate club members together more, from juniors to seniors, from female footballers to male footballers, from members to external partners, and from the grassroots to the exec committee level.  People are what make any organisation strong(er).  Having the right people in the right roles is paramount to ensure that members are engaged, their voices are heard and the right strategies are implemented using the right tactics.  I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion, engaging with the community, sponsorship/fundraising, marketing, strategic/operational planning and most importantly, people.

    WSAFC has a strong, proud and colourful history – I want to be involved in helping the club and its members, and the community,  build on the strengths we have now so as to develop a more sustainable and brighter future.  

    Nga mihi nui

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