Football Victoria released its annual report for 2018, and voted in two new board directors at tonight’s Annual General Meeting held at Football Victoria headquarters.
Calling out key activity for 2018, the annual report highlights the achievements of the new Club Ambassadors program, and the delivery of a comprehensive facilities advocacy and media program that has to-date unlocked approximately $118 million in local facilities funding from government for clubs and communities across the state.
The Annual General Meeting also saw the election of two new board directors - Azmeena Hussain and Harry Zaitman.
Recently re-elected Football Victoria President, Kimon Taliadoros, said he was thrilled with the newly elected board directors, and what they would each bring to the game.
“Azmeena is a leading voice for inclusion and social reform in our community, and Harry has been in and around football all his life, and understands the issues facing the game in Victoria as well as anyone,” Taliadoros said.
“I have no doubt Victorian football will benefit from the expertise that both Azmeena and Harry will bring to the Football Victoria Board, as we embark on our 2019-2022 strategic plan”, Taliadoros said.
Mr Taliadoros thanked outgoing board directors Nicholas Tsiaras and Reiko Okazaki for their contributions to the board and said both their contributions during their respective terms had left a lasting impact on the game in Victoria.
Azmeena Hussain is a Principal with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Azmeena is active in the community sector holding roles with a variety of organisations including InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence, Islamic Museum of Australia, Australian Multicultural Foundation and Youth Activating Youth. Azmeena is passionate about the role of football as an agent and driver of social change.
Harry Zaitman has more than three decades experience in Victorian football as a player and administrator, including roles as a Football Victoria Zone Representative, Football Committee Member and NPL Review Steering Committee Member. Harry is also active in the broader community and has held a variety of roles including Treasurer of the Acland Street Village Traders Association. He has a strong understanding of the issues facing the game and a proven track record of effective football administration.