Sam Birmingham

Sam BirminghamPresident

  • Sam began his involvement with the WAAFL in 2003 as a commitee member and player for the West Coast Amateur Football Club. He has held various positions on the commitee including President. He also won the West Coast AFC 2006 'SPINE' award for Best Clubman. 

    Sam was a club delegate for the WAAFL Amateur Status working party and was also involved with working with the council and local community groups to support the $1.1million redevelopment of the City Beach Oval Pavilion. Birmingham holds a law and economics degree from the University of Western Australia and is a self-employed business owner and University lecturer. 

    Term: 2019-2021

Geoff Glass

Geoff GlassVice President

  • Geoff has extensive professional experience in both sports administration and governance, previously serving as a key member of the West Australian Football Commission as the Director of Facilities and Planning from 2006 to 2015, along with his most current role as the Chief Executive Officer at the City of South Perth from 2015-2021. 

    He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is certified in governance with the Governance Institute of Australia. Geoff has a lifelong connection to football with members of his family playing over 1000 games at either WAFL or AFL level since the 1930’s. 

    Term: 2020-2022

Matt Grant

Matt GrantBoard Member

  • Matt has been a player at the Hamersley Carine AFC since 2011. He has also held roles on the committee for six years.

    Outside of football Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and business law from Curtin University. He owns and runs his own financial planning business in Fremantle which he set up 4 years ago.

    Matt has held various other board positions such as Treasurer of the Curtin Commerce Club and Activities Vice President of the Curtin University Student Guild.

    Term: 2018-2020

Jon Knox

Jon KnoxBoard Member

  • Jon has been on the Executive Committee at the Ocean Ridge Amateur Football Club for the past nine years, six of those as President. He has also held positions as Treasurer and Sponsorship Manager and was awarded with Life Membership in 2016.

    Jon is a National Financial Manager and therefore brings his extensive knowledge in management and finance to the board.

    Jon's board portfolio is Sponsorship. 

    Term: 2020 - 2022

James Matkovich

James MatkovichBoard Member

  • James has had continuous involvement with the North Fremantle AFC for the last decade in committee and coaching roles. James has been Vice President at North Fremantle since 2013 and in 2018 he was the Integrated State Team Coach guiding the team to the division two premiership at the AFL National Inclusion Carnvial in Launceston. 

    James holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and commenced a carerer in commercial banking five years ago. James is currently the Business Banking Relationship Manager at Macquarie Bank. 

    Term: 2019-2021

Rob Steel

Rob SteelBoard Member

  • Rob played 350 senior games of football between 1981 and 2002. He has won 10 premierships as a player for Wembley (‘78), Wanneroo (‘81, ‘83, ‘88, ‘91, ‘92, ’97 and ‘98) and Toodyay Football Clubs (‘09). He is currently playing football for the Kingsway Football Club Masters team bringing his games total to over 400. 

    He has also held various coaching roles including assistant coach of the East Perth Football Club Reserves for five years, Kingsway reserves coach in ’96, ’00 and ’01 and the Kingsway League coach from 2010-2012. He coached the Subiaco development squads 13’s and 14’s between 1988-1993 and coached Toodyay Football Club to three premierships in 2004, 2005 and 2009. He was an assistant coach of the State Country V WAAFL in 2010 and a Masters coach at National Carnivals. Rob also has an interest in Women’s football, coaching the State Women’s side in 2006 and has been the assistant coach of the Coastal Titans since 2014. 

    Rob has also been on the committee for the AFCA (1994 – 2005) and was re-elected in 2016. He is the current president of the Kingsway Football Club, a position he has held since 2013. Outside of football Rob works as a station officer for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

    Rob's board portfolio is Coaching and Volunteers.

    Term: 2019-2021

Jonathan Small

Jonathan SmallBoard Member

  • Jonathan has played over 200 games for Wanneroo AFC and is a Life Member of the club. A civil engineer and an Associate with TABEC Engineering Consultants, Jonathan gained his MBA from UWA in 2017. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation and a member of Reconciliation WA.

    Term: 2020 - 2022

Jim Malone

Jim MaloneBoard Member

  • Jim has a long involvement with the University Football Club, where he played 170 games, coached A-Grade and is a four times A-Colts premiership coach. His involvement with University includes roles on the committee. 

    Professionally, Jim brings experience in stakeholder engagement as the General Manager Investor Relations & Communications for Wiluna Mining. He has held previous roles as Marketing Executive – West Coast Eagles and Chief Executive Officer – Richmond Football Club. 

    Term: 2021-2023

Danielle Cattalini

Danielle CattaliniBoard Member

  • With long family connections at Fremantle CBC AFC, Danielle is highly experienced in stakeholder engagement, relationship, management; customer service; marketing and communications; social impact and grant funding, which will support the Board’s focus in its Strategic Plan 2021-25. 

    Danielle was appointed by the Board in March 2021 and is currently Manager Stakeholder and Customer Relations at the City of South Perth. 

    Term: 2021-2022

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