Big turnout sought for GFL annual general meeting

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
Goldfields Football League chairman Steve Wojtowicz.
Camera IconGoldfields Football League chairman Steve Wojtowicz. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

The Goldfields Football League’s annual general meeting on Sunday could essentially make or break the success of the 2024 season, depending on the level of interest for key roles on the board of commissioners.

At least one newcomer is expected to join the commission, but other candidates are welcomed after it ran below capacity for the past two seasons.

In October, GFL chairman Steve Wojtowicz said “two or three” newcomers were needed to ensure the board of commissioners was retained.

The GFL’s board of commissioners was founded in December 1997 after 18 years of administration by a board of directors.

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Before the board of directors was set up in 1980, the administration of Goldfields football was handled by a club delegates system.

At the time of the commission’s establishment in 1997, then-GFL chairman Ian Clark lauded its formation as an avenue to take the game forward.

“The old system was virtually just club representatives going along to a meeting, but now we have people who are keen to work for the Goldfields Football League,” Clark said.

“Most of the representatives were going along to meetings with vested interests in their own club, and nothing really seemed to be going forward for the benefit of football.”

Sunday’s AGM at the Kalgoorlie Overland Motel is at 1pm.

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