Chair & Director
Fran Sankey has been involved in football in the ACT on a personal level for over 20 years as a player, parent and coach at club, Federation and Masters Games levels. During this period she has also been involved on a voluntary basis holding various committee positions and making significant contributions to the Canberra football community.
Fran has a personal involvement in master’s participation and has led organising committees for Masters Games competitions held in Canberra.
She believes in and is committed to contributing to the local community and particularly to the development of football in Canberra. In 2010, she was awarded Life Membership of Weston Creek Soccer Club in recognition of her contribution to the women’s game. Fran was the Chair of the Capital Football Women’s Standing Advisory Committee since 2009 and has previously been a volunteer for Canberra United home games.
As a Director, Fran will use her leadership and performance management credentials and experience gained as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service to enhance the strategic direction of Capital Football as well as strengthen the financial and risk management areas of the organisation.
Deputy Chair & Director
Angelo has lived and breathed football for the past 20 years. He is a 200+ game veteran of the ACT Premier League, as well as representing the ACT in Futsal, and his country as a long term member of the Futsalroos. In 2016 he travelled with the Futsalroos to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Columbia.
Angelo was born and has always lived in Canberra. Outside of football Angelo is a director of multiple companies, but predominantly spends his time working in the Club Lime business of which he is a shareholder and director. Club Lime is a health club business with over 27,000 members and 400 employees based in Canberra, but also with a club in Wollongong NSW.
Angelo hopes to be able to provide his knowledge as a current player and company director to assist Capital Football to grow in the region and is excited about the opportunity.
A Canberra United and Westfield Matildas representative, Grace Gill’s time in football stretches back to beginning her playing career as a youngster, and she is a well known face in the local community.
A player for 21 years, Grace has played at all levels and she has been privy to the ongoing changes, challenges and progression that Football has seen in Canberra. Her long-term passion for the game and eagerness to contribute to the sport is what drove Grace to seek election to the Capital Football board this year.
As a director, Grace will utilise her existing relationships with players, officials, administrators and contacts in the public and private sectors to help foster a strong environment for the sport in Canberra and the surrounding region and continue Football’s position as the largest participation sport.
Involved in Football for more than 30 years, Gary Vandeburgt has experience as a player, referee, club and media official and competition administrator.
Having worked in high-performance environments and at a high level of sport administration, Gary is aiming to use his extensive experience to develop the relationship between Capital Football and different stakeholder groups to improve the sport in Canberra and the surrounding region.
A National Premier Leagues referee, Gary is highly regarded by his peers and the football community and intends on utilising his relationships with stakeholders to achieve the goals of the Board. Gary plans to ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants at all levels of Football through his work as a Director at Capital Football.
Justin brings extensive experience to the role given he has worked with high-functioning boards for over a decade.
He is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and has been a Chartered Accountant for over 17 years, focussing on infrastructure investment and corporate finance.
Football has always been a huge part of Justin’s life. Having grown up in Canberra playing football with his six brothers, he has been involved in football in the ACT for over 35 years, from under 5’s to the elite levels of ACT representative football and men’s indoor and outdoor Premier Leagues.
Justin is excited to lend his talents to the Capital Football Board.
A keen sports fan, Georgia brings with her a wealth of experience from all sides of the sporting community, having been both a player and coach, primarily in netball and rugby league.
The Principal Solicitor of Briggs Law, Georgia works as a generalist solicitor, with specialisation in criminal, family, care & protection, and wills & estate law. Along with running her firm, Georgia also teaches law at UC and CSU and is currently completing a PHD with UC in the area of Criminal Law and Sport Law.