It is a strategic goal of the Waratahs to identify future leaders of the club within the playing group, and Corrie and Adam both fit this bill. The current management committee is also very keen to increase the amount of current players on the committee to help the playing groups’ ownership of the club and to continue to foster and improve the Manly culture from within.
Corrie is a 1st grade fast bowler who recently took his 200th wicket for the club. He has played 2nd XI for NSW but has had a disastrous run with injury the last 2 seasons, however he is now fully fit and looking forward to the season ahead.
One of the things identified by the management committee was the need to continue to focus on our Manly for Manly community program which kicked off last season. As a result, Corrie was approached to specifically fill a new position created to achieve this, and will be our official Community Manager for the 2014/15 season, focusing on the relationships with our community partners, our junior clubs, and our local community at large. This will involve determining and implementing various strategies to help grow our Manly for Manly program.
While not on the management committee, the great Ted Lindsay, father of the famous Lindsay brothers, will work alongside Corrie to implement these strategies as our Community Officer.
Adam Gummer was identified as a future leader of our club from an early age. He was brilliant as PG’s captain 3 years ago and after leading our 3rd grade batting last season is looking to move up the grades in 2014/15. He is the smartest kid in the class, and comes onto our management team with a massive eye on the future. Adam will fill the role of Event Manager. This will involve the organisation and management of all off-field activities during T20 matches at Manly Oval, including “Blue Blood” events. Gummer also has the responsibility of running the season launch, the end of season presentation night, our annual Past vs Present Fiona Lyon Cup match, as well as helping Corrie manage any community events as required. Adam will also be our delegate to the SCA, with John Warn.
We believe both of these appointments aptly fit the Waratahs strategic direction and will allow other members of our committee to provide more focus on their specific roles.
Andrew Fraser enters his 11th season as the Club’s Honorary President, with David Gainsford continuing in the important role of Deputy President. Both Andrew and David are fantastic leaders of our club and with them at the helm, our future looks bright.
Steve Beatty continues in his role of Honorary Secretary, while Joel Mason will continue in his role of Business and Marketing Manager, as well as managing all of the Waratahs media platforms and relationships.
Scott McLachlan has been a brilliant acquisition as Honorary Treasurer over the last 12 months and continues in this role, ably supported by John Warn as Honorary Assistant Treasurer. John is also our SCA and CNSW Delegate and of course, Chairman of Cricket NSW and he too is a great asset to our committee of management.
Greg Boyer continues his role as Pathway Manager in helping foster our junior talent, while Simon Lyon will also continue in his role of Archives Manager and while also taking on the Grounds Manager Role. Langdon Gould continues on the committee in his role as our Legal Advisor.
Brad Lewis, President of Warringah Cricket Club, has stepped off the Committee but will continue to work with the Waratahs and foster the relationship between the two clubs.
Shawn Bradstreet and Phil Marks will continue as Club Coaches, both of whom were outstanding last season.
The AGM also saw the unanimous re-election of our three Patrons, in Mike Baird (NSW Premier), Jean Hay (Manly Mayor) and Michael Regan (Warringah Mayor),
The Club is in a healthy position both on and off the field and this is largely due to outstanding management of the Club over recent years. We aim to continue to evolve and improve and believe the foundation is set for much future success.