Junior Committee

Tracy Cunnington - juniorchair@wsafc.org.nz
Junior Club Chairperson

Born in North London with two older brothers, football was our common language. I was a home and away season ticket holder for my beloved Arsenal before moving to NZ over 20 years ago.

We joined WSAFC in 2010 when our eldest started playing and I joined the Junior Committee in 2017. Over many years, I have enjoyed helping the club develop and grow in a wide variety of ways, from organising Open Days, tournaments, team photo evenings, to facilitating fundraisers and delivering Prize Giving events. For the past 5 years I have been Tournament Director for the National U17s Tournament.

I have managed mixed teams, as my three children have progressed through junior and youth football. Our eldest is now at Uni, but the other two are still playing for WSAFC. 

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.

Mark McLean
Girls Football Initiative, Academies

I’ve been in and around WSAFC for over 10 years, as a player (sadly former, with failing knees!), parent coach and team manager.  I joined the Junior Committee after coaching of our own kids’ teams was assumed by club coaches .  Our children, Tom and Erin, have both played at the club since 5th Grade, and are now playing through the Youth grades.

The club has been a constant and enormously positive part of our children’s lives, and I have a strong appreciation for the role it’s played in their sporting, personal and social development.  On the basis of our own experience, I feel strongly about helping ensure that the same opportunity is available to as broad a group of young people in our community as we can encourage and accommodate, and that the caliber of that opportunity is refined and enhanced.

I’ve had an extensive commercial career, including holding a number of senior / executive management roles in the corporate world, in both private and public ownership domains.  I’ve also owned and operated a number of businesses directly myself, which is where I currently spend my time.

Brad Alcorn
Girls Football Initiative, Womens & Girls Open Day

I grew up playing football but following university playing the beautiful game gave way to other life priorities.  However, following my two daughters joining Springs to begin their own football journeys, the excitement of being back around the teams, players and supporters was hard to resist and I joined the junior committee.  I have also managed (and continue to do so) both my daughters’ teams, have been the Grade Coordinator for the 6th, 7th and 8th Grades and have coordinated the girls/womens club open day for the previous few years.

During my time at the Club the drive and dedication of everyone involved has been inspirational.  We have a great Club and the desire to continue to improve all aspects of our footballing participation and experience is exciting - particularly the initiatives around our girls and womens teams and players, which is a key focus of mine.

Outside of football and family I am a litigation lawyer with a focus on corporate and regulatory issues.  

Bridget Smith
Claire Turner
Diana Haggit
Josh Hosking
Marny Worsley
Mike Cunnington