CURRENT Shepparton Football Club captain, Ted Lindon has been appointed as the new AFL Goulburn Murray League operations officer for the remainder of the season.
Originally from Wagga Wagga, Lindon completed his Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) at LaTrobe University last year and is currently working as an intern at I50 Management, a sports management company based in Melbourne.
Ted commenced on Wednesday, July 20 and his main focus in the first couple of weeks will be in getting around to KDFNL clubs in particular and in learning the league operations systems and getting ready for junior and senior finals
Lindon said, “I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to work for such a well respected organisation.
“I am loving my time in the region as a player and I am really looking forward to building on a different outlook on the game working in administration.
“I have a unique passion for sport and football as a whole, so I am eager to get started and contribute my passion for the game in a sports administration sense.”
AFL Goulburn Murray Region general manager, Martin Gleeson was impressed with Ted’s potential illustrated through the interview process.
“Ted is a young man passionate about his football and also in forging a career in sports management.
“He is already well regarded as a leader at Shepparton and along with his bachelor’s degree he has a number of volunteer, placement and part time employment experiences with North Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Sports Institute, Melbourne City Football Club and Coburg Football Club.
“Ted will report to league operations manager, Grant Wilson who replaces Simon Devine, who is departing for a role at the Northern Football League on July 27.”
“We have moved quickly over the past couple of weeks to ensure there is no disruption to league services and Ted’s appointment is until October 31, where we will review the role in consultation with the GVFL and KDFNL to set up for 2017.”