TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA ELECTS CHAIRMAN

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) Board of Management met in Sydney over the weekend and announced Peter Rooney as Chairman to oversee the position after the resignation of Michael Sparks, effective Saturday 28 April 2007.Michael Sparks had announced his intention to resign his position late last month after serving the sport in the capacity of Chairman of the TFA Board of Management since November 2002.Peter Rooney was elected as Chairman of the National body after an internal ballot process and will continue in this role through to the TFA Annual General Meeting in the latter part of 2007.Peter has a long and illustrious association with the sport in Australia. Peter commenced his involvement with the game in 1974 and became the first New South Wales and Australian Touch Association Director of Referees.Peter has also previously held the position of President of the New South Wales Touch Association and the Australian Touch Association and in 1984 was elected Executive Director of the Australian Touch Association.A life member of both the Cronulla and New South Wales Touch Associations, Peter was also the founding Secretary General of the Federation of International Touch.After a self imposed exile from the game to concentrate on his business career, Peter has returned to the sport in recent years and is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for TFA & is committed to ensuring the Association progresses positively and purposefully down the pathway of the revised Strategic Plan.“I’m looking forward to hopefully offering genuine stability and a steadying influence as we continue to move forward productively and positively as a sport in the future.” Mr. Rooney said.last_img

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