Candidate Statement

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

Mara Karro

I’m Mara Karro, and I have been a member of Glen Eira FC since 2014. I am passionate about giving each child and adult the opportunity to play sports at the level that they wish to participate.

My two daughters (Harley 12 and Miri 10) as well as my husband (Gary) play at Glen Eira FC. I played for Glen Eira back in 2018. I have coached at Glen Eira FC, and was the assistant coach of the U12 Girls’ Development Squad (GDS) in 2020. In 2021 I plan to undertake my FFA C-Licence course because I love coaching and want to increase my expertise.

Outside of Glen Eira FC, I am a PE teacher – so my life is all about sport!

Glen Eira FC is a fantastic club that has grown exponentially in size over the past 5-8 years. We have outgrown our facilities and grounds, and this is holding us back. Whilst the redevelopment of the Lord Reserve Club Rooms is positive, we need more grounds to be available all year round, and in all weather. We desperately need a synthetic pitch (or two!) to keep up with the demand for all our members to play football all year round. We only have access to Lord Reserve for half a year. I do not want to see this limited ground access to stop children and adults playing football (& futsal) at Glen Eira FC. My two daughters would love to play and train all year round for Glen Eira FC. That is why I want to join the Glen Eira FC Committee and specifically in the role of Match and Facilities Manager .

I want to contribute to better facilities for our members and future members of Glen Eira FC and for my legacy at the Club to include better facilities. With your support, I look forward to assisting the hard working team on the Glen Eira FC Committee.