Meet the currently members of our club committee.
Andrew has had 2 stints on the Cats Committee – firstly for 3 years under Brian Collins as Chair and now as the current president. Andrew has two sons who play football and you would think after 22 years in Australia that he understood the rules! Andrew is passionate about the local community and the importance that sporting clubs play in Macedon. He loves the tag line – “Our Community, Our Club”.
Vice President & Treasurer
Robert is an extremely accomplished and respected member of the Macedon Cats committee and community as a whole. Rob is a retired teacher/principal as well as senior Commonwealth officer living in an Indigenous community ensuring that law and order & health and education services were provided; He also assisted community leaders identify their community’s aspirations.Robert supports the Cats because the club acts as a Community focal point to meet and socialise with friends. As part of the reformation of Macedon Cats, Rob chaired a working party/ committee comprising Gregg Kennedy, Faye Dettman and Brian Collins. The rest is history – with a lot of support from people thereafter we owe Rob and some dedicated people a huge debt of gratitude. He can also be seen prowling around the netball courts on a Saturday yet again fulfilling his supporting duties.
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Dr Simon Floreani
Player Welfare Manager
Simon is one of the new recruits to the Cats committee – he is our “youth” policy. Great ideas and enthusiasm for club development. Simon is into Vitality – so much so that he is part of the Vitality Group of health professionals. As a Doctor of Chiropractic practice he has been known to spot the odd poor back hanging around the club. In the committee he reminds us of the importance of Board Governance and at the same time is an all round nice guy who is supportive of his kids on the football field. He is also responsible for player welfare taking over from Dom in this important role.
Jo continues in her role of Netball Operations Manager this season, helping support the girls on and off the court. One of those girls is Jo’s daughter Amy, herself a promising player coming through the ranks of the club’s successful netball program. Jo is a perfect fit for the role, with her approachable nature and passion for integrating the netballers into the club, traits which are respected by all involved at the club. Jo lives and works locally and is driven by the community involvement that the club is developing. She has a history of helping clubs.
Tom has followed in his father Craig’s footsteps taking over his position on the Macedon Cats committee. Tom, started in Under 10’s in 2005 with the Cats and is a great club man. Tom sees Macedon as a great club and a really good environment for those who want to play football or netball, or help out. The Hilderbrand family are avid supporters and great documenters of matches with notes and videos taken as records of each match. Tom fulfils the role as Facilities Manager and efficiently gets on with any job that is thrown at him.
Steph joins the committee this year as the Events & Social Media Manager. When not taking care of all things social, you’ll see her either slogging it out on the netball court or hearing her cheer on the Cats teams (both Footy and Netball) from the sidelines.
Where do we start – James or “Nipper” is a legendary player of the Club. He is not only an outstanding player he is a supreme example of all that Macedon Cats value – Trains Hard, Plays Hard, Plays Fair. In addition to all those playing attributes he has been an excellent ambassador and representative of the Club. Nipper has represented the RDFL in the interleague and was also invited to train with Werribee for the VFL. His crowning achievement was captaining the winning Premiership team in 2017.