David Mason to take up role with Football Australia

The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA) and Manly United Football Club wish to inform their members and the broader football community that David Mason has resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to take up a role as General Manager – Men’s National Teams with Football Australia.

David has been the CEO of the MWFA, Manly United and its related entities for the past seven years. The MWFA and Manly United Boards would like to acknowledge David’s contribution to football on the Northern Beaches as he led the organisations through the challenging period of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 disruptions, governance change, and helping grow the game in the area. David’s last day will be Friday 2 August.

Among many collective achievements during his tenure, he oversaw the redevelopment of the Cromer Park clubhouse – creating a true ‘Home of Football’ at Cromer Park, leading the MWFA to become the first grassroots football association to pass the 20,000 player mark, and creating a stable ecosystem across the grassroots and NPL environments.

“It has been an absolute pleasure leading the MWFA and Manly United over the past 7 years,” Mason said. “The structure, unity and governance in place between the two bodies and broader football ecosystem on the Northern Beaches is the envy of many and that comes down to the clubs, volunteers and people that are the lifeblood of the game and stable, well-meaning Boards and staff that firmly have the best interests of the game and players at heart.

“I’d like to thank everyone in the MWFA and Manly United football community for the friendship, support, unity and camaraderie and I will take many learnings from my time at the MWFA into my new role with our National Teams.”

The MWFA and Manly United has started a process to replace David and have no doubt that a suitable and experienced candidate will emerge to ensure football on the Northern Beaches retains its position as one of the best and most cohesive football ecosystems in NSW.


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