Norman Moore

Norman Moore


    Vallelonga to head interim soccer body

    7/12/2000 5:00 PM

      Stirling mayor Tony Vallelonga is to take on the role of interim chairman to oversee the establishment of a new governing body for soccer in Western Australia.

      Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore announced the appointment today.

      It follows an extensive review of soccer in WA.

      Mr Vallelonga has been a councillor with the City of Stirling for 12 years and mayor since 1997.

      “Mr Vallelonga has a strong track record of involvement in a range of community organisations and is ideally suited to this new role,” Mr Moore said.

      “He is independent and has not held any position within a soccer club or association, though he is an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of the sport.

      “He also has an extensive understanding of soccer from the junior level through to the elite ranks.

      “Through his appointment I look forward to an even brighter future for soccer in our State.”

      The review into soccer in WA was instigated by the State Government and co-ordinated by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation to establish new directions and leadership within the sport.

      The review was chaired by Senior Commissioner Gavin Fielding, of the WA Industrial Relations Commission, and completed in November 1999.

      It made 13 recommendations which included the formation of an independent body to oversee the sport of soccer.

      Media contact: Hartley Joynt, Minister’s office, 9321 1444