After a year of having two of its major positions vacant, Bathurst District Football appointed a new president and vice president for the 2022 season.
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Peter Scott and Peter Mitchell were both elected as the new president and vice president respectively, at the association's annual general meeting on Tuesday, January 18.
Scott had served as BDF's registrar for the past four year and he's hoping to continue the growth of football in the Bathurst region in his new role.
"I was born in Scotland and started playing football when I was six-years-old. I have a love and real passion for the world game and together with the 2022 committee I want to ensure the continuing growth of football in the region," he said.
"Even in the absence of various roles being filled, the BDF committee has always displayed resilience and worked collaboratively to manage football in the district.
"For the 2022 season, it is pleasing to see the vacant roles of president and vice president filled."
Like president, vice president was a position that was vacant in 2021 but the position has been taken on by Mitchell.
Mitchell has been no stranger to football, having been involved in the sport for more than three decades.
In his time he acted as president of Mudgee Wolves for over two decades but is now currently involved with the fledgling Gulgong Lions and was the administrator of the Western Premier League in 2021.
Scott said he's looking forward to working with Mitchell during the 2022 season.
"Together with the rest of the committee, I look forward to working with Peter. His experience and depth of knowledge will be a true asset for BDF and football in our region," he said.
BDF also thanked Phil Bromhead and Roy Thomas, who both stepped down from their roles of coaching coordinator and property officer respectively.
Both played important roles in managing their respective areas, with the success of local district sides and numerous improvements to the fields and grounds a small part of their tremendous work.
In other positions, Grant Foster returned as treasurer, Andrew Rankin will continue as recorder, Kaitlyn Crook will remain the mini football coordinator and Karen Johns will continue as member protection officer.
Scott is expected to continue his role of registrar alongside being president.
The positions of secretary, coaching coordinator and property officer are vacant and anyone in the Bathurst football community that is interested in filling one of the vacant roles is encouraged to get in contact with the association via its Facebook page.
For now, Bathurst District Football will turn its attention to the upcoming Bathurst Cup and Proctor Park Challenge, its two annual pre-season carnivals.
The boys' Cup will be held on February 5-6, while the girls' Challenge will be held on the following weekend on February 12-13.
The local competitions are expected to start in April.
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