Northern Inland Football’s new General Manager has been formally appointed – with President of Northern Inland Football Phillip Davis, making the announcement at the April Board meeting this week.
Ms Julia Farina, currently Tamworth Regional Council’s Corporate Planner, has been appointed to the role of General Manager, effective Monday, April 30.
“Julia brings to the table with her a wealth of experience in both the corporate world and knowing what it is like for our hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time to our great game,” Davis said.
Ms Farina, a local to our region, born and bred in Tamworth, and a former Tamworth High School Student, has been with Tamworth Regional Council for the past 4.5 years, and in her current role has led the delivery of Integrated Planning and Reporting framework for Council. During this time Ms Farina has also held a voluntary position at North Companions Football Club for the past 4.5 years, as the Clubs Registrar and also participated as a player in the Women’s Football competition in Tamworth.
Prior to her appointment to Tamworth Regional Council, Ms Farina was the Club Administrator for Woden Valley Soccer Club in Canberra with over 1,800 players, including Player Administration, System Development, along with community and business relationship management. Prior to this Ms Farina worked with Computer Sciences Corporate in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin, and also with nib health funds in Newcastle. Ms Farina’s experience spans 20 years across multiple sectors and locations across Australia.
As the lead for Northern Inland Football, Ms Farina will report directly to the Northern Inland Football Board and her main focus is improving and enhancing Northern Inland Football’s presence in the region, aligning the strategies and objectives with Northern NSW Football and Football Federation Australia.
“I am looking forward to leading football in our region, improving the experience for players, parents, volunteers and the community that are involved with the world game,” Ms Farina said on her appointment.
Ms Farina said her vision for Northern Inland Football was to be seen as the leader for football in NSW. With over 6,000 players in our region, football is part of the community and everyone knows someone who is involved, it is a great family to be part of.