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Capital Football Board

Mark O’Neill

Chair & Director

Mark O’Neill has been involved in Football in the ACT since 1969 as a player, coach and administrator.

As a retired lawyer he is also involved in a number of community organisations providing services to disadvantaged children and the disabled.

As a football administrator he has served in many positions including:  Capital Football Disputes and Disciplinary panel, North Zone Representative, Men’s Standing Advisory Committee, Board of the ACT Soccer Federation and President of the Belconnen United Football Club.

Mark is a current coach and has coached at all levels in both Football and Futsal. As a player he played at Premier League level and represented the ACT. He was also a Futsal player for a number of years including the Futsal National League in the 1980’s.

As a Director, Mark’s focus is on enhancing communication with clubs and stakeholders and bringing a sharper focus to the development of policy to enhance the ongoing development and maturity of football in the ACT and the surrounding region. Mark is a qualified Member Proetction Officer.

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Richard Naumovski

Deputy Chair & Director

Richard Naumovski has been involved in football for over 35 years as a player, coach, referee, administrator, mentor and committee member, most recently as Chair of the Referee’s Standing Advisory Committee (RSAC).

He is a long-time match official in the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football having been Referee of the Year seven times and officiated in a record-breaking seven consecutive men’s ACT Premier League Grand Finals. Richard was recognised for his contribution to refereeing with the FFA Referee of the Year Award in 2011.

Richard is an IT Manager with Defence and is very excited with the prospect of being on the board and contributing to CF.

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Mike Shanahan


Mike Shanahan has been involved in Football for over 50 years including coaching for over 45 years. The past 26 years have been in Canberra and with the last 18 years dedicated to one school. He attended some of the first FA coaching courses in the UK that had some of the then England and Derby County (ala Brian Clough) players.

Mike has a very broad corporate based career with experience in Sales, Marketing, Administration, Finance, Education, Consulting, Support, Information Systems, Press, Partnering, Corporate sponsorship and Resource Planning of business in the Asia Pacific region. He started his career as a graduate with Rolls Royce Aero engines and finishing as Managing Director in the IT industry. He is now semi retired.

He and his family are actively involved in raising awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Federation Australia and CMRI – the Children’s Medical Research Institute. He has also found time to support young men through mentoring at Menslink and to assist with finance contracts for Humanitarian projects.

Mike hopes to be a very good ambassador for Football and for the future Football aspirations of Canberra and its outlying region.

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Peter Maybury


Peter has previously served on the board for nine years and was involved in the implementation of the Crawford Report. He has been refreshed by his time off the Board  and is now back to serve football again.

He is currently the Chief Finance Officer at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and has work there for over ten years. He is a qualified accountant and brings a wealth of experience and corporate knowledge from his previous time as a director.

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Angelo Konstantinou


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.

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Garth Morrison


Garth is an energetic, professional and passionate person in all aspects of his life. He is a father (to two young daughters) and husband in a family that all play football. He has been involved in football in a coaching, management, playing or administrating capacity for most of his life.

Garth has a background in local government, small business, politics and the military. Garth brings his energy and experience to the Capital Football board where he hopes to make a lasting and positive contribution to football in our region.

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Kathryn Duff


Kathryn Duff is looking to continue her contribution to football in the ACT and surrounding region as a Director with Capital Football.

She has recently served as a Capital Football Member (North Region Representative) and prior to this has been a club committee member.

Kathryn enjoys the run around on the pitch on a Sunday, primarily the team aspect of playing football, and is looking forward to contributing to the Board.

Kathryn brings experience of working in the sport sector to the Director role. Her current position as a Project Manager with the Australian Sports Commission involves managing projects across areas such as consumers and commercial, governance, business innovation, culture and leadership. She can offer insights to the challenges facing sporting organisations and the way sports are delivering new solutions to traditional sport issues.

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Fran Sankey


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.

She has a personal involvement in master’s participation and has led organising committees for Masters Games competitions held in Canberra.

Fran 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. She was the Chair of the Capital Football Women’s Standing Advisory Committee since 2009 and is 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.

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Regional Representatives

Drew Gallagher

North Region representative

Jeffrey Ward

North Region representative

John Athanasiou

North Region representative

Sean McCaffrey

North Region representative

Andrew Stephens

South Region representative

Martin Lategui

South Region representative

Michael Kreskas

South Region representative

Simon France

South Region representative

Premier League Standing Advisory Committee

John Athanasiou

Tony Barr

Harry Hovasapian

Martin Radic

Jon Thiele

Community Standing Advisory Committee

Erin Scott

Adam Small

Chris Webb

Adam Condipodero

Simon Mugford

Marc Mowbray-d’Arbela

Junior Leagues Standing Advisory Committee

Danny Calder

Sheryl Sibley

Jo Smith

Ken Yalg

Lisa Garner

Referees Standing Advisory Committee

Gareth Biggs

Chris Conti

Georgia Ghirardello

Owen Goldrick

Alex McConachie

David Ockerby

John Streat

Referee Technical Committee

Owen Goldrick

Clive Mackillop

Allyson Flynn

Andrea Hotchkiss

James Nikolaidis

Andrew Higginson

Technical Committee

Frank Cachia

Rey Castro

Ulisses Da Silva

Lino Fiorese

Adam Firych

Steve Kunovec

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