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BELGENNY AND NUGGET BEAMES OPEN

BELGENNY AND NUGGET BEAMES OPEN FOR TRAINING

last update 16/05/24

next update expected 20/05/24

 

 

 

Meet the Committee

MEET YOUR COMMITTEE

President – David Skillen

David has been on the Committee since 2014 where he started as a General Committee Member before taking on Vice President and briefly acting as Treasurer. David is currently our President, which he said involves ensuring the Falcons Club is run for the benefit of members as well as promotes the participation and achievements of Falcons players and teams.  David started playing with the club in 2007 and then from 2010 when his kids started playing, he volunteered firstly as a manager, before going on to coach their teams over the years. He initially came to the club after his wife started playing for Falcons with a few other mothers in the Ladies comp in 2007 and she introduced him to the over 35s team. He said it has been love ever since. He said his favourite memory of being part of the Falcons was in 2020 when both the u16s team he coached and the over 35s team he played in both won the premiership in the final game of the season. It was a big day! As President, he said he is currently continuing to work on making the club better for all of the members. When asked what he hopes to accomplish during his time on the committee he said that he wants to build the Club’s reputation to compete at all levels while catering for players of all abilities. He said he wants our talented players coming through to be able to stay and play with Falcons in Division 1 teams rather than feeling the need to go elsewhere. He would also like our lower Division teams to have a great experience competing at their level. He said key to this is getting players playing at the level that is right for their ability and giving our volunteering coaches the best support we can so they can provide the best experience for players and parents.  You can usually find David walking around the ground on a Saturday and still playing (and having a few beers) with the over 35s on a Sunday.

Vice President and Equipment Manager – David Feeney

David has been on the committee since 2012, where he started as a general committee member, before taking on Canteen manager for 5 years. David is currently our Vice President and joint Equipment manager.

His Role as Vice President involves helping any role within the committee and stepping up when David Skillen our President is unavailable. His role also is to organise and oversee any major projects like the Awning, and major equipment purchases required by the club. David also organises with the Groundsman Tim Arnold all the Equipment for the teams.

David has been part of the club for 25 years as a player. He played all age when he first joined the club and now plays in the over 352’s mens team.

You will find David around the club whether it is helping on the BBQ or setting up for the weekend.

David is always keen to work in the background to help get everything to run smoothly.

Secretary/ Member Protection Information Officer and Communications Manager (MPIO)- Cindy Fielder

Cindy joined the Committee approximately 8 years ago and has been part of the grading committee and undertook various volunteer tasks/projects along the way.  Currently, she holds 3 roles,  Secretary,  MPIO and Communications/Publicity Manager.

Cindy has been in the Club Secretary role for nearly 2 years. Prior to that, she had been involved with Camden Falcons for over 12 years when her son started playing as a Miniroo in U6s.  That was the first year of Miniroos playing format!  During Cindy’s time, she held roles as a team manager, with her first time for U12G in 2012.  That was the first year her daughter wanted to play.  Over the years, Cindy has been the team manager for girls and boys teams and was part of the Falcons/parent team that took the U16G to take part in the Kanga Cup tournament in Canberra in 2016 and then was part of Falcons/parent team that took U17 boys’ team in 2019 (She said she forgot how cold it was in Canberra in July…)Cindy said that If anyone in the club would like to know more about what is involved in participating in tournaments such as Kanga Cup, please don’t hesitate to contact her.  She said she learnt a lot along the way which she said she is more than happy to share.

Cindy also holds the role as Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). Cindy is a Social Worker who has worked in the local community for over 20 years in both community settings, schools and now with NSW Health. Cindy was asked by the Committee to consider the role of MPIO and undertook the required Football NSW training for the role.  One of the significant aspects of the role is ensuring that our Coaches/Manager/Committee members have a current WWCC number to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our young players.   Further information is available on our website about the role, or alternatively don’t hesitate to send Cindy an email or give her a call on the club phone number.

During Cindy’s time as Secretary and MPIO, she has been part of various projects such as securing a grant for the awning project, online merchandise range, upgrade of the website, ML Colts and SAP team.  She will continue to work on the NCDP (National Club Development Program) and streamlining and documenting processes to improve the efficiency of Camden Falcons FC ‘s operations. When asked what she reflects on in her time with the Falcons, Cindy said that what stands out for her is the wonderful young people that she has had the privilege of meeting.  She said that life has its ups and downs…..football is an outlet, a time away from daily pressures and challenges!

If you are interested to find out more about volunteer opportunities or to join the Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy.

Registrar,  Coaching Coordinator and Communications Manager- Jonathan Fielder

Jonathan has been with the club since 2008. He joined the committee as a General Committee member in 2016 and currently holds the roles of Registrar, Coaching Coordinator and Communications/Publicity Manager.  He is also a member of the grading committee and has coached with the club since 2009. Jonathan became aware of the club when his son’s school friends invited him to play with them back in 2008 and despite playing at Harrington United himself, he became involved with the Falcons.

As the Registrar, Jonathan is responsible for communicating the key dates around registration, maintaining, and administering the registration packages for over 650 players and monitoring online registrations.  He then allocates players to their teams and submits those teams to Macarthur Football.

As Coaching Coordinator and a coach since 2008, his main role is to provide support for the club coaches and encourage them to complete coaching courses. He is the also the club liaison with Macarthur Football’s Community Coaching Manager as they look to improve and develop coaching throughout the Macarthur area.

Jonathan tends to be around more on the Sunday as his children play ‘All Age’ football now.  He even managed a few minutes on the same field as his son this season which he says was a lot of fun!

Jonathan’s favourite memory of being part of the Falcons is actually a fairly recent one.  The recent run of our newly formed M-League U21s Colts team in the 2021 FFA and State cups stands out. The team had a win over Harrington United before going down to Sydney University in the FFA cup and won their first two games of the State Cup before going out to Castle Hill in the third round.

Jonathan plans to oversee the implementation of system improvements to the registration and match card process (from a Camden Falcons perspective) that have been flagged by MFA for the not-too-distant future. He also wants to reduce the administrative burden on the committee by implementing an IT strategy including a modern active and informative website and cloud-based solutions.  He is currently overseeing the migration of our email server to Office 365 and our storage to OneDrive.

Game Leader Coordinator- Lewis Hudson

The role of Game Leader Coordinator is to assign and train young referees to games on game day in both winter and summer since 2014. The role also assists in line marking along side groundsmen.

Lewis joined the Camden Falcons Committee as soon as he turned 18 in June 2017. He has held the role as Game Leader Coordinator since he joined the Committee 4 years ago. When asked how long he’s been with the club, Lewis said he has been a part of the club since u8’s and he joined the Falcons after a move from the UK to Australia. He said he was living in San Susi and his dad heard about the Camden Falcons when he was looking for a house in Camden South, and he joined straight away. Lewis’ favourite memory of being part of the Falcons is winning the Grand Final after finishing 4th, beating 1st place. In Lewis’ role as Game Leader Coordinator, Lew is currently working on a garden bed to be in front of the clubhouse with ‘Falcons’ spelled out in hedges. During his time on the Committee he said he hopes to strengthen numbers in youth and women teams. You can find Lewis at the ground most weekends if he is not refereeing.

Treasurer- Greg James

Greg joined Committee in late 2019 and is currently holding the role as Treasurer, having also completed the role of Treasurer in 2020. He then moved into the role of SSG Co-ordinator in 2021, which involved the organisation and management of SSG teams on match day, as well as assisting with the development of coaches for those teams throughout the season. Greg said he enjoys working with the committee and hopes to contribute to the development of the club. Greg originally joined the Falcons back in 2009, having recently moved back into the local area, stating he was trying to improve his fitness by playing with the O-35’s. He has been with the club ever since either in a player and/or coaching capacity with 2 sons now playing with the club.  He chose to play at the Falcons club after speaking to several people who impressed on him the good family and friendly culture at the club, which is still very much present today.

SSG Co-ordinator – Joel Bardsley