Capital Football CEO Phil Brown has announced he will stand down from the role, effective from December 17, 2021.
After holding the position since April 2016, Phil said it’s time to refresh, reset and prepare for the next chapter in his career.
“The last two years have been particularly demanding, adjusting to the ever-changing pressures that Covid-19 and the ensuing public health orders and lockdowns have had on football operations,” he said.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Capital Football, and am extremely proud of what we have achieved”.
During Phil’s time as CEO, Capital Football has seen growth in its footprint and participation numbers. Inclusion programs have been expanded to include Powerchair football, a Pararoos Development centre and the Koori Kangaroos Indigenous youth football program. Additional funding has been secured through partnerships for live streaming and for the Home of Football at Throsby.
“The time is right now for new leadership to continue to take football forward, realise the Home of Football development and strive to achieve the sports strategic goals,” Phil said.
“I would like to extend my thanks to everyone that has provided support and friendship over the last 5 and half years, in particular the staff of Capital Football, who are an amazingly dedicated and knowledgeable group of professionals who strive daily to improve football for all of its stakeholders.”
On behalf of the Capital Football Board, Chair Fran Sankey expressed her thanks to Phil for his valuable contribution to football, not only in the Canberra region but to Australian football.
“The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Phil for the support he has provided the football community, his staff and the Board in what have sometimes been very challenging circumstances. Looking back on his time at Capital Football, Phil has a lot to be proud of. We thank him and wish him all the best for the future”
The Board will communicate details of the recruitment process shortly.