Seagulls appoint new General Manager Football
The Williamstown Football Club is delighted to announce that Stephen Soulsby has been appointed as the club's new General Manager Football.
With a strong background in football operations, Soulsby began work with the Seagulls today, after spending the past three years with NEAFL club Eastlake as Football Manager.
Soulsby's football experience also extends into other states, having been Club Development Manager at St. Mary's in the Northern Territory and CEO of the Hampden Football League in Victoria.
Williamstown CEO Jason Reddick congratulated Soulsby on his appointment.
"The Club is really pleased to secure the services of Stephen for our important role of General Manager Football," said Reddick.
"We had a strong field of candidates, and believe that Stephen's eight-year career in football administrative roles will enable him to hit the ground running."
"We look forward to Stephen making his mark and enhancing what is a really strong, elite football program."
Soulsby was looking forward to getting things underway at his new football home.
"The opportunity to work with a highly respected Club within the VFL along with being able to play a key role in player welfare is very exciting," said Soulsby.
"The Club has had a rich history within the VFA/VFL and more recently the Club has enjoyed a period of sustained success over the past nine years."
"I'm looking forward to playing my role of allowing the Club to continue that trend."
The new General Manager Football also said that people from the Club have been very welcoming upon hearing of his appointment.
"I've had a few calls and messages from some of the key people involved at the Club which I'm really appreciative of."
"I'm looking forward to continuing the hard work put in by those previously and currently around the club."
Now having relocated from Canberra, Soulsby, and eventually his partner Sally will both return to Victoria, bringing them closer to their parents who both live in South-West Victoria.
"My partner Sally will remain in Canberra for the time being due to work commitments, but we have been in a similar situation before when I was in Darwin," says Soulsby.
"The chance to be close to family will be great given we have been away for a few years."
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