Having a successful club means having a successful committee, full of dedicated and hardworking individuals who are willing to donate their time and knowledge to ensuring the success of the Eureka Strikers, both short and long-term.
The committee is entrusted to shape the strategic direction of the club and put in place appropriate measures that are in line with the club’s mission statement.
If you are passionate about ensuring the ongoing success of the Eureka Strikers, please consider volunteering. Roles can range from helping behind the BBQ on a match day to joining the committee.
President – Astrid Antrobus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Astrid comes to the role of president with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has experience in sales, customer service, office management and has owned her own business. Her involvement with Eureka Strikers started with her daughter Kristina joining the under 13 team in 2016. Astrid enjoys all aspects of football, so much so that she undertook a C-license coaching course last year. Her aim is to ensure the Eureka Strikers remain a premier female soccer club within the region and to create pathways and opportunities for all of its players.
Vice-President / Canteen Manager – Emily Roffe-Silvester
Originally from Los Angeles, Emily and her husband and two lovely dogs, moved from Devon, England to Ballarat in late 2014 (ironically to escape the cold English weather!) After 3 days in Ballarat, Emily discovered the Eureka Strikers and life has never been the same (in a good way!) Emily played for the Development Squad in 2015 but is taking a season off in 2016 to complete her next challenge, parenthood!
Emily says; ‘It was a natural transition from player to committee member. I love the Club and want the best for these amazing players so it made sense to use the skills I know [Marketing, Fundraising and Administration] to help benefit the Club. I look forward to the exciting times ahead for both the Committee and the Eureka Strikers………it’s going to be a great ride!’
Secretary – Barb Riley
Treasurer – Julie Loveless
Facilities Manager – Vicky Barbara
Vicky has been involved as a ‘soccermum’ for 10 years and recently joined BES Committee as their Facilities Manager. Vicky & her husband Mark, own and operate Aussie Disposals which is one of the Strikers’ Silver Sponsors, Aussie Disposals is proudly displayed on the Eureka Strikers’ uniform.
Grants / Fundraising – Kate Smith
Player Representative – Kassandra Stabb
I started playing indoor when I was about 18 for Sebastopol Vikings 2012 – 2015, winning most improved twice in the 3 years. I came across to Eureka Strikers last year (2016) to challenge myself and to grow into a stronger and better player. I was awarded Ballarat Eureka Strikers Player’s Player.
Why I love soccer: Soccer is a great sport! There are always new things to learn , The team spirit & atmosphere is incredible from watching the game to playing alongside everyone. Believe In yourself, it can take you anywhere.
My Committee/Club Involvements include Trivia Night’s, Pink Sports Day and Merchandise supplier/organiser.
General Committee Member – Maddy Vranesic (0476141517)
Maddy has been apart of the Ballarat Eureka Strikers for 3 years, she is currently a development player as well as the development squads team manager and has also taken on the role as one of our child safety officers.
Maddy has completed both her Miniroos certificate and her Skill Training Certificate.
Maddy is a Mum of 2 girls and also a step-mother to another 2 girls, she also keeps busy running her own photography business.
In 2016 Maddy completed her Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and is currently studying a Bachelor in Community and Human Services.
BDSA Representative – Neville Keen