Manly Warringah Touch Association (MWTA) would like to announce that Mel Vayro has stepped down from her role as Senior Representative Director of MWTA.

Mel was appointed as Senior Representative Director 5.5 years ago and during this time Manly Touch has won the NSWTA Senior State Cup Club Championship 4 times.

MWTA President Ian Kalms acknowledged the valuable contribution from Mel over the last five years. “For a large club like Manly, the Senior Representative Director role is one of the most challenging as it encompasses both the Vawdon Cup and Senior State Cup tournaments. Being the Senior Representative Director can be a tireless role, and Mel has shown dedication and diligence throughout her tenure, leading our senior representative teams through some of our most celebrated Vawdon and Senior State Cup campaigns,” he said.

Mel’s contribution to Manly Touch has been enormous, seeing her balancing her role as Senior Representative Director whilst continuing to play, coach and referee for the club both locally and at State tournaments. Mel and her beautiful daughter Harper have moved to the Gold Coast to pursue new opportunities and we wish them every success and happiness – they both will be greatly missed by their Manly Family.

As a result of her resignation, a vacancy existed on the MWTA Management Committee. As per the MWTA Constitution, the MWTA Executive has appointed Kerrie Doyle and Lynda Robertson as joint Senior Representative Directors.

Both Kerrie and Lynda bring with them a passion and love for touch football.

Kerrie and Lynda are long-time members of Manly Touch and have participated at all levels of our game. Firstly as players in our local competitions, at a State level for Manly Touch over a long period and they have also achieved a number of higher representative honours.

“Kerrie and Lynda’s work-related expertise and skillsets mean they will compliment each other perfectly and I have no doubt that they will make a valuable and positive contribution to Manly Touch in the Senior Representative Director’s role. The Executive would like to thank Kerrie and Lynda for taking on one of the more challenging volunteer roles we have and look forward to working with them”.

Ian said.

For more information please contact Ian Kalms, MWTA President via [email protected]