Candidate Statement

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

Darryl Goldman

Mobile: 0408 603 661

I have had an ongoing association with the GEFC through two of my sons who are/have been active members of the club, Harley (now “retired” U12 – U15 Boys goalkeeper) and Judah who plays for the U9 Boys and whose U8 Boys team won the Castlefield Cup for GEFC during the 2019 season.

In addition, my wide Danielle has served as the team manager for Judah’s U8 and U9 teams at GEFC.

My family and I are passionate supporters of our sons’ extracurricular sporting interests which have thrived over the years ever since they were both warmly welcomed into the GEFC family.

I believe in and wholeheartedly support community-based sports clubs as one of the best ways to enable and build an enduring and long-lasting community spirit characterised by social cohesion, collaboration and inclusion. Parental participation is such clubs, where GEFC is an exemplar, is an important aspect of role modelling for the current and next generation of players and ultimately, our future community leaders.

I will bring this passion along with my personal and professional skills to GEFC, assisting the club’s leadership and Committee to deliver on their strategic and operational plans.

Focusing on the next phase of GEFC’s growth and development (in particular the redevelopment of Lord Reserve), the key strengths and experience I offer are…

  • Leadership, people management and business development skills in the services sector.
  • Demonstrated business acumen in successfully driving commercial development, innovation, growth and improved performance to deliver on strategic plans.
  • Proven track record of success with strong, values-driven leadership capabilities
  • High integrity, high energy leadership approach that is aligned with business development needs, operational performance and service delivery excellence
  • Demonstrated expertise in building strategic capability and leading cohesive, high performing and engaged multidisciplinary teams
  • Critical and creative thinker with excellent interpersonal, consultancy and public presentation skills.

Thank you for considering my nomination.