Darcy Lound will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Macarthur Football Association, after he was elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting of the MFA on Thursday, 18 November at Ottimo House.
Lound was first elected as Chairman in 2016 and has overseen a very successful period for the game during his tenure, which has led to record participation rates in the region.
Lound will continue to serve with on the MFA Board with Rob Milne (Financial Controller), Colin Campbell, and Rahul Lachman (Association Directors), whom were all re-elected by the Members at the AGM.
Despite the disruption of a global health pandemic over the past two seasons, the MFA did report a small operating suplus for the 2021 Financial Year, thanks to the assistance of Government Grants and sound management of expenditure. More importantly, the MFA was able to do this while also securing significant fee reductions and relief for its member clubs.
As well as the election of Directors, the members also elected the Competition Management Committee (to continue under the leadership of Jenny Mazuran) and the Appeals Committee.
The MFA recognised the contributions of many long-serving club volunteers during the AGM, including Cathy Middleton (Bradbury), Mark Besgrove (Eschol Park), Paul Abboud, Garry Gorman, Simon Moore (Mt Annan), Billy Falconer, and Peter Thomas (Narellan).
The MFA also recognised Douglas Park Wilton FC, St Mary’s Eagle Vale, Burragorang District, and the Camden Falcons as the latest clubs to complete the National Club Development Program and earn a star-rating, taking the total number across Macarthur to twelve.