3 December 2013
The North Western Football Association held its Annual General Meeting on 2 December 2013, and
former President Kevin Jones was elected to replace Ian Drake, who did not seek re - election.
The Executive for 2014 will include the former East Ulverstone FC president, Wylfred Wyllie and
NWFA Life Member Ted Van Overmeeren as the two Vice - Presidents.
Andrea Walsh and Peter King will continue as the secretary and treasurer respectively for next
Ray Masters and Brian Holloway were re - elected as Independent Delegates.
The outgoing President and NWFA Life Member, Ian Drake, told the meeting that after 14 years
as the Rosebery Toorak FC delegate and the past two years as the Association president, it was
time to take a break from the constant travelling from the West Coast. He leaves the NWFA in a
sound financial position and ready to meet the challenges of an uncertain economic climate on
the North West Coast that has contributed to a business community increasingly reining in
sponsorship dollars and a declining pool of players.
With player availability an increasing concern for all Coastal football bodies, the NWFA is likely to
adopt the NTFL policy of reducing the interchange bench for senior teams from four to three and is
re - examing the make up of the reserves competition.
The 2014 NWFA roster is being drafted, but will not be finalised before the expected release of the
NTFL roster later this month to avoid a clash of dates for Friday night and Sunday fixtures. The East
Ulverstone and Turners Beach clubs are considering a return to playing the season opener under
lights on a Friday night at Ulverstone, now that the lighting at the ground has been upgraded.
Selected matches are also under consideration for Sunday fixtures early in the season to capitalise
on the likelihood of fine weather and interest in the new season.