2017 Junior Committee

The 2017 Junior Committee comprises over 20 dedicated volunteers that work together to field our 23 teams each week. The community spirit and selfless effort of our people are the keys to the smooth working of our Junior Committee. We know that the stars of the club are our kids, the coaches and parents are a key to guiding them and we want to give all our people the best community footy experience possible. Our key Committee contacts are below.

PATRICK MANNIX

JUNIOR CLUB PRESIDENT

Pat is a passionate burners supporter who has seen his son and 2 daughters progress through Auskick into the junior club, of which he is the current President, Pat is a partner in a local family financial business located in Blackburn (Paris Financial), who are also valued sponsors of the club.

0411 748 790
pat@parisfinancial.com.au

DEB SANDELLS

JUNIOR CLUB VICE PRESIDENT

Deb became involved with the club through her love of football and wanting to help and grow our wonderful club. This all started back in 2010 when she decided to volunteer as TM and shared the role over both her boys teams – evening snapping a GF win in 2011 for her son Matt’s U12A team. She soon learnt being a TM was too hard and became the Treasurer in 2012. Deb became VP & Treasurer in 2016 and currently holds the same role. She loves being part of this club and watching both her boys and girls play the game they love.

0419 515 250
debsaint23@hotmail.com

KATIE SZYMAKOWSKI

JUNIOR CLUB SECRETARY

Katie was involved as Auskick Co-Ordinator at Blackburn Lake Primary School for 3 years before her children commenced playing at Blackburn Junior Football Club. In 2016 she was a Team Manager for her son’s Under 10 team. In 2017 her daughter will play her third year of football in Under 14s and her son will also play his third year with the club in Under 11s. Katie is new to the role of Club Secretary in 2017.

blackburnjnr@efl.org.au

DAVID RAMSDALE

DIRECTOR OF JUNIOR FOOTBALL

Dave has been actively involved at Blackburn for over a decade. This has included coaching Auskick, junior boys and junior girls teams. Dave has been on the Executive Committee and Director of Football since 2011. He is passionate about the ongoing development of our Club, coaches and players and is also actively involved in broader community football initiatives.

0414 580 554
david.ramsdale@advisian.com

TIM JACOBS

PLAYER WELFARE

Tim commenced as player welfare manager in 2015 and is the under 14 girls coach and his eldest daughter Hannah plays in the under 16 girls team. Tim also assists with the running of the overall girls footy program.

0412 411 773
tjacobs@vicbar.com.au

MICHAEL JOHNSON

SENIOR LIAISON & STRATEGY

Michael has been involved in the junior program since his eldest son (Callum) joined Blackburn Auskick in 2004 which was held at Morton Park back then. Michael has been on the Juniors committee since 2010 and was president for seasons 2014 and 2015. Michael is the juniors current liaison officer with the senior club. Two of Michael’s sons (Ronan under 17’s and Ethan under 15’s) play at the club.

0414 445 082
mjo08736@bigpond.net.au