The Southern Football Netball League wishes to advise that former SFNL Chairman Mark Seymour will be stepping down from the SFNL Board with immediate effect.
Mark has recently started up his own legal business, and the hours this requires has meant that he will be unable to dedicate enough time to fulfil his role on the Board moving forward.
A long-standing servant of the SFNL, Mark said that he gained immense satisfaction from his time on the Board.
“I am truly thankful that, then Board member, Stephen Barnes was so persistent in getting me onto the Board,” Mark said.
“I have done many things and had many accomplishments in my life both in employment and in sport, but my time at the SFNL is by far the single most pleasing and satisfying thing I have done.”
Mark joined the SFNL Board in 2009 and served as the League’s Chairman for six years before standing down at last December’s Annual General Meeting.
During his seven-year tenure on the Board, Mark has made a remarkable contribution to the League, and has overseen the competition’s sustained growth.
The SFNL has expanded from a 28-team football competition in 2009 to boasting 34 member clubs in 2016. Mark was also the driving force behind the League’s acquisition of Bentleigh and Keysborough from rival football competitions.
Mark also oversaw the introduction of the SFNL’s netball competition in 2012 as well as the League’s rebrand to include Netball in its official moniker.
A very popular figure in the SFNL community, Mark has frequently spoken at SFNL events in a calculated, measured and engaging manner. He has also been an active contributor in local community activities, including hosting a weekly sports show, Sportzfan Radio, on community radio station 88.3 Southern FM
On behalf of the SFNL, we thank Mark for the incredible service he has given the League and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.
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Mark Seymour (left) with the man that convinced him to join the Board, Stephen Barnes.[/caption]