It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that as of January 16 we have a new General Manager commencing with us.
Nemani Valucava will be commencing in the role as of that date.
Nemani will be taking over from Howard Philpott who has decided to step down from the role. At this time I think everyone will acknowledge the work and contribution made by Howard. Howard stepped into the role at short notice last year and assisted us to navigate through the remainder of the season. Howard’s contribution to the league proved invaluable and we wish him well for the future. There will be a period where Howard will be doing a handover with Nemani so you may see both of these guys in the office at the same time.
Nemani comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience including nearly two decades in the defence force, a Sports Management degree, numerous other educational qualifications, and involvement in a coaching capacity with clubs such as the Richmond football club and North Ballarat Rebels.
From January 16 the title of this role will also change from General Manager to GFUL Sports Administrator.
I’m sure you will all join me in welcoming Nemani to the Geelong Umpires.