Please see below a written statement from Region General Manager John Anderson regarding his imminent retirement from his position with AFL South East.
To the AFL South East community,
It is with a degree of sadness, but also with some anticipation that I advise that this Friday 6 March will be my final day at AFL South East.
I advised the Commission prior to Christmas that I was looking to enter part-time retirement. As a result, AFL Victoria will be restructuring the region, with the appointment of a new Head of South East Victoria to be announced shortly.
In the three years leading AFL South East, there have been a number of highs (and a few blips), which overall has contributed to very strong growth across the Mornington Peninsula and South East region.
Here are some of the positives that I can take away with me (in no particular order):
I am appreciative of the continued support of our commercial and media partners and our strong relationships with five Local Governments.
And finally, I want to say thanks to the Commission and AFL South East staff. Each member of staff is dedicated to the growth of football and netball across AFLSE. They are continually dealing with difficult situations, but my mantra has always been that they act in the best interests of the sport. That does not make everyone happy, but the decisions will usually be for the best. All staff have been a great support to me as has been Chairman Roger Hampson and the Commissioners.
With the appointment of the new Head of South East Victoria still pending, all direct enquiries shall be communicated to AFLSE Chief Operating Officer Shaun Connell at email@example.com
I wish everyone all the best for the future and I look forward to following the progress of clubs across the region.