Football Victoria announced the appointment of its first ever female President last night, at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The AGM was held at Darebin International Sports Centre, with a strong attendance of Members and Life Members from the Victorian football community present.
In a groundbreaking moment, Antonella Care was elected for Presidency unopposed. She is the first female to be elected to the position in Football Victoria's 137-year history and will serve a 2-year term.
Care has been a Football Victoria Board Member since March 2016 and has more than 20 years of corporate experience. She is a highly qualified professional who prides herself on having a strong understanding of governance and positive working relationships with many Local Government departments.
Three Directors were also appointed following a democratic electoral process, Jo Bladen, Yianni Zaparas and Steve Forbes.
All three possess a wealth of experience in their respective fields and will bring diverse expertise to Football Victoria. The new Directors were all appointed to serve 4-year terms.
To learn more about the new Directors, you can view their individual Candidate Profiles via the links below.
Following the electoral results, CEO of Football Victoria, Kimon Taliadoros addressed the audience. Taliadoros presented his 2020 report and outlined the organisation's key strategic goals for 2021 and 2022.
He was followed by Matthew Green, Senior Executive Manager Business Operations, who provided a financial summary.
Although the impacts of COVID-19 were severe, both Taliadoros and Green were optimistic about the future, with stability starting to return to the organisation and wider Victorian football community.