first_imgTOUCH SA STAFF AND BRANCH PART OF UNITARY MODEL In another step in the implementation of the unitary model of managment, staff in the South Australian Touch office are now part of the national structure. Under the new structure, SA Branch Manager Gavin MacDonald will report through to the Touch Football Australia (TFA) National Game Development Manager Colm McGuire, with guidance and assistance from the SA Board of Directors. This is a situation not unfamiliar to both Gavin and Colm. Until recently, Colm was the Executive Officer of SA Touch, with Gavin at the helm of the biggest affiliate in SA, City Touch. Colm has since taken on the national role, providing the opportunity for Gavin to further his career as SA Manager. Already, finances for SA Touch are run directly through the national office in a dedicated section of the national accounts. In essence, this is a model for the way that the unitary model will work throughout the country. SA has been the testing ground for many of the processes that will put in place for the other states as they progressively come on board. President of the SA Board Darren Ball believes that this is an exciting phase of the sport’s development, both nationally and in South Australia. “This has been a natural progression from the processes we have been developing over the last few years. We are also proud that Colm has been selected to undertake one of the key roles within the TFA and to have someone with extensive knowledge of both the people and the issues the sport faces in this state will ensure that the service our affiliates receive will only be stronger under the unitary model,” said Ball. OTHER UNITARY NEWS: In other TFA unitary news, Royal Park Touch from Victoria have become the first affiliate from outside of Queensland to officially join up with Touch Football Australia. After affiliate information packs were sent out to each affiliate Australia-wide last week, Royal Park Touch have moved quickly to ensure they are signed on and will receive the benefits of being a member of Touch Football Australia. FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to know more about the management restructure, the benefits for your affiliate or how to join, simply click here: INFORMATION ON AFFILIATION Or contact: Kevin Thompson Australian Touch Association Chief Executive Officer Ph: (02) 6285 2703last_img


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