Candidate Statement

Submitted in support of nomination for the 2021 Committee of Glen Eira FC.

Alan Cook

Mobile: 0405 392 957
E-mail: alan.k.cook@hotmail.com

Reason for standing
I have managed large teams in sales, hospitality and warehousing and currently am self employed.

I have two beautiful girls, Eleanor 4 and Evelyn 18 months. I am an active Volunteer at my daughters childcare and kinder and within Glen Eira FC.

Having moved into Carnegie in 2017 I have always wanted to be part of the local community. Hailing from the UK and a rural town I was always involved with volunteering and being available for mentoring and leadership.

I started my own Sunday league team when I was 19 and managed this team till I was 23 and left for Australia.  I’m a passionate football fan and have played the game since I was 5. Playing county level in the UK and captaining and managing my school and Saturday and Sunday teams.

Playing at Glen Eira FC for 5 years, I have helped the senior men’s game from 30 people having a casual kick about for training to hosting structured training sessions for 80+ people. With a new semi competitive team providing a more challenging environment for players. 

I’ve been involved In organising the end of season social as well as Gala dinners for the senior teams the past Two years.

My aim on the committee is to help grow the senior game at Glen Eira FC, Men and Women. With many young children maturing with the club and not having a final senior team to be part of really worries me.  As a father to 2 little girls I am looking forward to them growing with our local club and having access to fantastic facilities for the future generations. This includes the provision of a synthetic pitch for Lord Reserve as well as a modern pavilion. 

I’m looking forward to being a supportive and vocal member in the committee.