Committee

Committee Meetings

Dates for the 2021 Committee Meetings are as follows.

  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 15 February 2021
    Please contact the secretary for zoom access
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 15 March 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 19 April 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 17 May 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 21 June 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 19 July 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 23 August 2021
  • 8pm-9:30pm Monday 20 September 2021

The venue for all meetings (except Feb) is the upstairs function room at Grill’d Elsternwick 332 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick.

Please note, for committee papers to be included on a committee agenda they need to be sent to the secretary at least one week prior to committee meetings.

Meet the Committee

Sam Curran-Nicholls

Sam Curran-Nicholls

President

Sam brings to the club over 20 years of leadership experience in the retail sector across a number of States and has a passion for mentoring future leaders. Sam draws on this experience to nurture inclusive behaviours and ensure engagement with all members of our diverse community and club.

Sam has been involved with the Club since 2014. As a parent of a budding referee, she is committed to supporting the club to help participants at all levels to excel – community, women’s, special needs, elite footballers and all levels of referees. Sam looks forward to supporting the continued success and development of the club.

Brett Williams 

Brett Williams 

Secretary

Brett Williams is currently the Head of Paramedicine and Professor at Monash University. He has worked at Monash University since 2004, and previously as an Intensive Care Paramedic for 15 years.

He has close to 40 years involvement in football including coaching and playing professionally as a goalkeeper in the English First Division and Premier League in the early 1990s with Notts County FC and several non-league teams. He has four children; two of whom are playing with Glen Eira FC.

Mark Tovey

Mark Tovey

Treasurer

Mark is a Technologist for the ANZ Bank. As an innovator & CPA he has streamlined finance & procurement functions for many large companies. He brings this lens to the club Treasurer role to optimise process and improve financial visibility for the committee to ensure long-term viability of the club for our community.

On the field, Mark enjoys both coaching the kids and playing for the Seniors. With three children of his own, Mark sees much value in fostering our community values of fun, family & football.

Harry Georgiou

Harry Georgiou

Committee Member

Harry Georgiou is the Managing Director of Happsa Group, a National Facilities Management company.

Harry has been part of Glen Eira FC over the last 7 years. His son has been playing for the Club since 2013.

Passionate about player development / growth and an active football member, he has a desire to see the game and Glen Eira FC be the success that it thoroughly deserves. With his corporate experience and networks in the facility management sector over the last 20 years he looks forward to taking on a hands-on and collaborate approach to achieve great results.

Ashleigh Owens

Ashleigh Owens

Committee Member

Ashleigh Owens has been appointed as an ordinary Committee Member. Ashleigh manages and plays for one of our Senior Women’s teams and we look forward to the wonderful contribution she will bring to our club.

Victor Andjelkovic

Victor Andjelkovic

Match & Facilities Manager

Victor is the Transformation Program Manager with Bulla Dairy Foods. His uses his extensive experience in change management and leadership skills to help the club navigate the ever-changing football landscape we operate in.

Victor has three boys playing at the club and has been coaching at Glen Eira more or less continuously for almost 10 years.

Alan Cook

Alan Cook

Committee Member

Hailing from the UK and arriving in Australia in 2008, Alan is the owner of The Hot Bird in Cheltenham. He has a background based in communication and engaging clients. Having worked in direct sales, Alan isn’t adverse to delivering information.

Alan has been helping to organise the senior men’s teams since 2016. With plans to helps grow Glen Eira FC within its local community and also to promote the inclusiveness of football for all.

Alan has two daughters, Eleanor and Evelyn and lives local to Carnegie and Lord Reserve. Alan volunteers his time at his daughters’ local Kinder (GEKA Carnegie PAG) and also for the Cheltenham Traders Association.

Odilia Wijburg

Odilia Wijburg

Assistant Secretary

Odilia is an Associate Professor and the Head of Teaching and Learning in her department at The University of Melbourne. She has a long career in medical research in infection and immunity and in tertiary education. She is passionate about the game of football and aims to work towards an inclusive community where all can enjoy playing football.

Odilia has been involved with the Club since 2014 and has two children playing with the Club. Aside from volunteer roles with their teams, she is currently an Age Group Coordinator and the Child Safety Officer (acting).

John Riccioni

John Riccioni

Committee Member

John is a Life Member of the Glen Eira FC. John has volunteered his time coaching girls and boys of all age groups at the club since the first ball was kicked by a Glen Eira player back in 2003.
John has served on the committee between 2006 and 2014. A passionate clubman John is committed to ensuring girls and boys of all ages and abilities can continue to enjoy the game in a fun family friendly environment.

Craig Churchill

Craig Churchill

Vice President

As the Technical Lead for Genius Sports (SportingPulse International), Craig informs the club on the latest technology trends relevant to grassroots sport. As well as having worked with National Sports Organisations in designing and development digital solutions for both elite and community sports organisation, Craig is also a highly experienced and qualified coach who’s passionate about player development and developing a life-long love of the game for junior players.