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Board Of Directors - Swan Districts FC

Mr Peter Hodyl - President

Appointed to the Board 2012 and appointed President in 2014. Peter is a former premiership player and club captain at the club with a history in Bassendean and surrounds totalling over 50 years. With strong community values Peter believes everyone has an obligation to give back to the community as those before you have. Peter's main priority is working closely with Swans board of management and an extremely talented team across all areas of the club to ensure the club remains competitive both on and off the field. Sustainability and building a very strong community focussed future are significant areas identified as critical to the future wellbeing of the club. 

Peter's paid employment is a Station Officer with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Peter also ran very successful businesses in Plumbing and Franchising before focusing on his role in emergency services.

Mr Andrew Holmes - Vice President

Appointed to the Board 2014, Andrew’s life time involvement with football commenced playing junior football in the Swans District for Swan View where he then progressed to playing for Swan Districts between 1986 – 1995 amassing 138 games and playing in the 1990 grand final victory. He was previously a board member from 2004 – 2009 and was reappointed to the current board in 2014. He is currently a Primary School Principal of a large metropolitan school of over 700 students, after completing a decade of Principal ship in the country. Andrew is also a Life Member of the Swan Districts Football Club, with his family having a long and distinguished connection to the club since the early 1980’s.

Ms Roanna Edwards

Appointed to the Board 2019, Roanna began her career in 2003 as a Cadet Journalist at Geraldton Guardian. She then moved on to her position as a Radio Broadcaster & Producer at the ABC where she spent over five years. She has also worked as a Senior Media, Marketing and Communications Officer at Northern Land Council and as a Retail and Community Manager at Horizon Power where she is currently working. As well as all of this, Roanna is also studying a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Relations at UWA which she is due to complete in 2021.

Mr Des Hardiman - Treasurer

Appointed to SDFC Board July 2016, Des is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, a Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Justice of the Peace. He recently retired following a 30 year career in the education industry being the Bursar/ Business Manager for a number of independent schools. Prior to that, Des worked in accounting positions for a number of businesses, including 5 years as the accountant for Swan Districts between 1981 and 1985. He has had a strong community and sporting involvement over many years including positions on numerous Boards and committees. Des has been a past President and member of the Swansmen Committee since 2013, and a member of the Past Players & Officials Association since 1985.

Mr Ian Westmore

Appointed to the Board in 2020, Ian is a passionate Swans supporter with many years of experience and leadership in the Swan Districts community. Between 2012 and 2020, Ian was the Chair of the Swan Districts Football Development Council and a member of the West Australian Football Commission Council of Chairs Executive, helping build a strong connection between the club and the junior football clubs in its metropolitan community.

Ian’s experience working in the Western Australia Police Force’s Community Engagement Division has seen him drive community engagement and activation, particularly in the at-risk youth space, holding various leadership roles: Chair of the Midland Midnight Basketball Committee, which implemented and ran a highly successful and widely acknowledged youth-at-risk engagement program in Midland between 2009 and 2015, and President of the Midland PCYC Advisory Committee between 2010 and 2020. Ian has also led or played key roles in corporate wide programs in the WA Police Force, including the successful Bikelinc and ewatch programs.

Ian’s appetite for football was evident at a young age while playing junior football, and further grew as he represented the Victorian School Boys team as Vice Captain, and when recruited to Melbourne Football Club at the age of 15. Injuries cut Ian’s football playing career short, however his passion and commitment to the game, the people and the community of football, and to the extensive benefits, has never waned.

Mr Brendan Lobo - Secretary 

Brendan is a passionate supporter and member who has been involved with Swans since 2019 where he has served in our community development sub committee. Brendan has a passion for social justice and supporting not-for-profit organisations. He brings over a decade of experience in the corporate communications, marketing and content space where he is a director at Lush - The Content Agency and it’s sister agency, Dear Storyteller. Through these agencies he has worked with a range of organisations including Rio Tinto, The Royal Flying Doctors, Mineral Resources, Ronald McDonald House Charities, CCSRA (Warwick Stadium & Warwick Senators), Anglicare, Ngala, Bankwest, HBF and many more. He has a strong commercial background, also having previously worked in the finance and insurance sector managing a local branch. Brendan lives locally and also participates on the board of a local school. He remembers the opportunities playing sport provided him to connect and develop, and is dedicated to ensuring others have access to this opportunity, regardless of their circumstances or background.

Ms Joanne Taylor

 

 

 

 

Mr Jeff Dennis - Chief Executive Officer

Jeff was born in Perth and has a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Master in Business Administration. He has worked in both sport and venue management for almost two decades including Football Manager at West Perth FC, General Manager Commercial for the National Basketball League, Chief Executive Officer of Perth Glory, Chief Executive of Allia Venue Management responsible for the design and management of NIB Stadium, and various other roles within Western Australian soccer and the WA Football Commission. He was also the founding owner and Chief Executive of several companies including Green Planet Grass Pty Ltd, Green Planet Sport and Commercial Pty Ltd, Green Planet Franchising Pty Ltd, and Hinto Pty Ltd. Jeff played in five Western Australian state basketball teams in Australian Championships, represented Australia in an Under 20’s overseas tour, and also played for the Perth Wildcats. Jeff joined Swan Districts FC as Chief Executive Officer in early 2017.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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