Candy joins GSFL directors

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Former Denmark-Walpole coach Matt Candy has been appointed a GSFL director.
Camera IconFormer Denmark-Walpole coach Matt Candy has been appointed a GSFL director. Credit: Laurie Benson

Former Denmark-Walpole league coach Matt Candy was appointed as a director of the Great Southern Football League executive at Monday night’s annual general meeting.

Candy is the only new face on the executive after three previously serving members were re-elected.

He replaces Kathleen Mier, who declined her nomination for re-election after sitting on the GSFL board for the past four years.

Terry Eaton, Brett Turpin and Tony Lazar were all re-elected, each for two-year terms while Candy will also sit as a director for the next two seasons.

They join Joe Burton, Andrew McWhirter and Gordon Reid as directors for the 2020 season.

The six competing clubs who were in attendance confirmed they will all field four men’s teams along with a women’s team next season.

Mt Barker and Denmark-Walpole have received great support as they prepare to enter their first season in the Great Southern Women’s Football League.

Other discussions at the AGM were about fixturing and general byes, centring on the Landmark Country Football Championships in July.

An inter-league match was also spoken about, with the GSFL looking at possibly scheduling a game against neighbouring leagues Ongerup Football Association or Ravensthorpe & Districts Football League.

At the first directors meeting after the AGM, a president will be elected for the coming season.

Burton is the GSFL’s second longest serving president, at the helm for five seasons. He became the president in 2015 and will enter a sixth term if re-elected for 2020.

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