Tate re-elected SWFL president at AGM
Barry Tate was re-elected president of the South West Football League for a third-straight season at last night’s annual general meeting.
As expected, Tate ran unopposed and will continue his role he has fulfilled since taking over from Kevin Lynn before the 2016 season.
Shane Golding from Collie and Busselton Football Club president Rob Witten were elected to the executive, with Witten now having to resign from his post at the Magpies.
George Viska and Alan Swarbrick both stood down from their position on the executive, opening up two positions.
Neville Millar was added to the executive as the junior vice-president, after being off the executive for two seasons.
Darren Kenny was not re-elected as senior vice-president and will not serve on the executive next season, with David Wedderburn taking on the role.
Registrar Laurie Parravicini and general manager John Vidos both retained their official positions and will run the league under the guidance of the league’s council, while Shaun Quaife will serve on the executive for a second season.
Tate said he was “thrilled” to be re-elected as president.
“I have got a lot of work to do and I am excited to get started,” he said.
Tate said he was blind-sided when Kenny was not re-elected to the executive.
“Darren is a good asset to have in any organisation,” he said.
“He accepted it and we will move on.”
Tate said he was pleased with the executive that had been elected.
“I am more than excited to where we are going moving forward,” he said.
“I emailed all the execs and said any ideas that they may have to please bring them forward.”
Tate said the executives would meet on Thursday to discuss plans for the 2018 season.
“We will review all the portfolios moving forward,” he said.“We will review all the portfolios moving forward,” he said.
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