The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA) and Manly United Football Club (MUFC) are pleased to announce that David Mason has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the MWFA/ MUFC.
David brings a wealth of administrative experience to MWFA and MUFC after a 20-year career in the sports industry where he has fulfilled senior roles in Football, Events, Communication and Media most notable at Football Federation Australia (FFA) for the past four years.
David has a deep understanding of the Australian football landscape having worked for the FFA and Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League as well as extensive local knowledge of football on the Northern Beaches, where he has been a participant in grassroots and elite football for 40 years.
MWFA President Jeff Smit, said the MWFA Executive Committee is thrilled David had agreed to join the organization and help drive a unified phase of significant growth across all levels of the game on the Northern Beaches.
We are pleased to announce that David will join MWFA and MUFC as the Chief Executive Officer, Smit said. We are entering an exciting yet challenging period of growth for football on the Northern Beaches and believe Davids football administration experience and local knowledge are a perfect fit to lead football in our area.
The MWFA and MUFC have been undertaking extensive consultation with all of our stakeholders for the development of a Whole of Football strategy for the Northern Beaches to unify and align all football entities and to develop and implement a Strategic Plan and drive growth for all football.
Manly United Football Club President Louis Dimitropoulos said: Davids appointment is a significant step forward for Manly United and the MWFA as we look to take this club and football in this area to the next level. David has a tremendous mixture of administrative skills and experience, football knowledge and passion for the local game.
David will join MWFA and MUFC in mid-July: It is an honour to join the Manly Warringah Football Association and Manly United as CEO, he said. Id like to thank the MWFA Executive Committee and MUFC Board for the opportunity to lead football in this area through what is an exciting period.
Football is the number one participation sport in Australia and Manly Warringah is one of the biggest and strongest Football Associations in the country so our challenge is to unite the entire football community to take advantage of the momentum football is enjoying.
I look forward to working with the MWFA Executive, MUFC Board, staff, volunteers and local clubs to serve the 18,000 registered players by building on the structure and support in place to develop and improve the football experience every participant in the Northern Beaches football, from a first time player in the U6s to those fortunate enough to be selected in one of our elite Manly United squads.
David joins MWFA and MUFC from the FFA, where he spent four years working with the Socceroos including roles at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, as well as the Hyundai A-League and the Westfield W-League.
David also spent nine years at Sydney FC, fulfilling General Manager roles in Football, Events, Media and Communications, which included the 2006 and 2010 Championship seasons as well as the 2011 Asian Champions League campaign.
Prior to that he worked with Northern Spirit in the National Soccer League and the Australian Swimming Team and has also worked as a Media Liaison Officer for the Australian Olympic Committee at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.