AFL QLD CEO returning to Melbourne

The AFLQ CEO, Michael Conlan today announced to staff that after 3 and half years at the helm of Australian football in Queensland, he will be returning to Melbourne to pursue new opportunities.
Since Michael’s commencement in 2012  he has lead the QLD Team through a period of very strong  growth, with participation numbers across Queensland increasing from 133,209 at the end of 2011 to 216,000.
He has also overseen –
·         over $70 Million of AFL facility development projects;
·         re-structure of the NEAFL competition;
·         implementation of a new and reinvigorated QAFL, QWAFL, QFA and QAFA Community Footballs Leagues;
·         re-structure of the Football Operations Department;
·         implementation of full time High Performance  State Coaches for both Male & Female Talent Programs;
·         stronger focus on Youth Girls & Female Pathways.
Mr. Conlan said he was pleased to be moving back to Melbourne, after a challenging and rewarding period overseeing AFL in Queensland.
“I have loved living in Queensland for the last three years, and very proud of the growth in what I know to be the best game in Australia,”Mr. Conlan said.
AFL CEO, Mr. McLachlan said that Michael’s time in Queensland had strengthened and grown the game.
“In particular the growth of participation in Queensland is a great reflection of the work done by AFLQ under Michael’s leadership,” Mr. McLachlan said.

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