SFNL Staff


– Formally Region General Manager at AFL Barwon (6 years), CEO Football & Netball Geelong (5 years) and Operations Manager, Northern Football League.
– Played 300+ games in total for Lilydale, Heathmont, Silvan & Box Hill
– Playing Life Member, Senior Premiership Player and Team of the Century – Lilydale FC (EFL), committee member 5 years.
– Player Box Hill FC VFA
– Senior Premiership Player and Team of the Decade, Co Senior Coach – Heathmont FC (EFL). Twice League leading Goal Kicker
– Reserves Coach and Senior Player – Silvan FC (YVMDFL).
– Umpired 150 games Eastern FL.
– Life Member Lilydale Cricket Club, Club Secretary for 9 years.
– Awarded VCFL Administrator of the Year, 2008 & 2009.




Current Role:

The General Manager – Operations is responsible for the smooth operation of the football and netball competitions including providing services, administrative support and guidance to Member Clubs.

Background / Expertise:

David commenced working at the SFNL in 2017 as the General Manager – Operations and brings with him several years of experience working in sport.

David previously served as State Operations Manager at NRL Touch Football and worked closely with the Melbourne Storm. He was also the Club Development Manager with AFL Northern Territory working with the St Mary’s Football Club and NT Thunder and held various roles with YMCA Victoria in project management, administration and memberships.

David has a Master of Sports Business from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne.

David played football in the Eastern Football League for North Ringwood and has a passion for local sport and community.




Current Role:

Coordination of all football competitions with the General Manager – Operations and general office administration

Background / Expertise:

I studied a Diploma of Sports Development at SEDA, graduating in 2014. 

I then started working at Collingwood Football Club as a Membership Services Officer at the start of 2015 and was in this role for 5 years, which gave me a great insight into the AFL environment.  I also did photography work at Collingwood focusing on AFLW matches, AFL Training sessions and VFL matches. In 2019 I was also the VFLW Match Day manager in their premiership winning season.

I have played a mixture of sports over my junior years. Having only one kidney I only played two seasons of football at Murrumbeena when I was younger. I also played many seasons of cricket at Oakleigh Cricket Club. I then tried soccer with not much luck, so I then took up football umpiring in winter. I umpired in the MSJFL (now SMJFL) and then a couple of seasons at the VAFA. 

I have previously been involved in the Southern Football Netball League as I did work experience at the league when I was studying. It’s now great to be here in a full-time position and I’m looking forward to being able to help the league grow.




Current Role: 

Oversee the conduct of all Netball competitions, including the arrangement of fixtures and umpires.  Ensure all match day paperwork is completed correctly and input results and player data to MyNetball.

Background / Expertise:

Worked at the CBA for over 20 years but have always been involved with netball as my main sport.  Hold a current B grade umpires badge and Intermediate coaching level.  Have been involved as a committee person both Club and League throughout Victoria and South Australia.

I have played netball for 40 plus years.  I have also played cricket, tennis, basketball, golf, softball and enjoy watching any sports at all levels of competition.  I have coached basketball and netball including representative teams.




Current Role:

Wes manages all SFNL corporate and community partners whilst also overseeing all events held by the league. In addition he also drives the media assets of the SFNL in conjunction with GameFace.

Background / Expertise:

CPA trained, led to 15+ years at Nike Sports Marketing with most recently managing a mobile digital agency and time at AFL South East as commercial manager.

Wes played junior and senior football growing up in the Eastern Football League. Recently he is involved in his son’s junior football club as a volunteer and made a comeback to cricket after 25 years with Heatherhill CC as captain of the 5th XI.



Current Role:

Started with SFNL in 2012 and I perform the accounting role for SFNL preparing the financial accounts and financial information for the CEO and Board.  The role also includes the accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll functions.

Background / Expertise:

I am a chartered accountant who worked with Price Waterhouse for 8 years and then moved into banking in accounting and risk management roles for over 10 years. I was an expat in Asia for 10 years working with the Australian Business Chamber in Taiwan for 2 years and served on various expat and school committees as Treasurer. I also worked as the Finance Manager for Sandringham Football Club for the last 3 years.

Played netball and basketball as a junior and senior, representing North Canberra in netball as a junior. Have been involved in local basketball in Bayside for 15 years as a Team Manager, age coordinator, Treasurer, Club President for 5 years and Board Member for Southern Basketball Association for 5 years.



Peter Marshall

Current Role:

To manage the recruitment, coaching, recognition and development of
umpires for the benefit of the SFNL and umpiring. As well, to also retain and
grow the number of  umpires and umpire coaches in the SFNL.

Background/ Expertise:

Former AFL/VFL/VFA Field Umpire
Umpired over 1200 games inc 250 at the elite level
Umpired 22 senior grand finals
Umpiring Director at the DVFL, MPNFL, SFNL.
Umpiring Academy Director at the AFL, VFL AND Senior Match Day Coach
VAFA Senior Field Umpire Coach 2019
Currently AFL Umpires Talent Co Ordinator for South East Region
Cricket Aust level 2 Umpire
Cricket Aust Rep Cricket Coach
Current Malvern VSDCA Senior Coach
Kingston Hawks CC Academy Coach
Crusaders Cricket Development Coach
Ex President of Edithvale -Aspendale Sporting Club and McKinnon CC

Numerous certificate holder of First aid, educational, advisor and training
courses and programs
I’m a sporting tragic and engaged in local community sporting programs.