INTRODUCING YOUR NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DAMIEN WALSH is involved in landscape design and construction and has been following Noosa Tigers with his son Curtis for about 13 or 14 years. Over the years he has helped out the club by attending working bees, mowing around the clubhouse and employing some of the players. As Curtis is now older Damien believes the time is right to give back to the club for the great inclusive support they have shown towards Curtis who has a disability. By joining the committee and offering experience and knowledge gained from his previous involvement with football clubs and his horticultural and landscape experience, Damien is confident that he can help the Noosa Tigers to move forward in the future and remain a very strong and inclusive sporting club.
Damien has been involved with football clubs either as a player, coach or supporter all his life. His career began at Barooga Football Club in the Murray League, then played at Bacchus Marsh FC, Wodonga FC and Lavington FC in the Ovens and Murray League and Western Districts / West Brisbane in the Queensland Football League (QFL). He was playing coach at The Rock – Yerong Creek FC in the Farrer League and Coolamon FC in the Riverina League and playing assistant coach at South Brisbane and Yeronga in the South Queensland Football League (SQAFA).
During this time in the summer months DamienI played a few seasons in Darwin in the NTFL where he played for St Marys and Nightcliff football clubs. He also had a short stint with the Townsville Swans FC.
Damien was involved in a number of premierships, both as a player and a coach. He played in multiple premierships at Wodonga FC, Lavington FC and St Marys FC in Darwin and was playing premiership coach at The Rock – Yerong Creek FC in the Farrer League in Southern NSW.
DIONNE O’DWYER is originally from Victoria where she grew up in an avid AFL family on the Mornington Peninsula.
After moving to the Sunshine Coast, and her children reaching 'playing age', the family joined the Coolum club, where she had an active role in the fundraising commitee as well as being the time keeper for all of the Coolum home games.
In 2009, the family moved from Peregian Beach to Sunshine Beach, so it felt only natural for the kids to play with the local club. Dionne’s eldest two, Molly and Riley, have both played U12's and U14's with Noosa, and her youngest, Wil, has played U12's for the past 3 years.
During the time at Noosa Dionne has been a team manager for an U12's team, and has spent many hours volunteering in the canteen where she has been able to meet a lot of the parents and children involved in the club.
When asked why she stood for the position of secretary Dionne replied, “Having been involved in numerous sporting clubs throughout my life, I am well aware of the vital role that volunteers play in the success of a club. The whole infrastructure for Australian sporting achievement at junior to amateur level depends on volunteering. When I was approached to take on the role of secretary, I saw it not only as a new challenge, but also as an opportunity to provide a service to a club that my family is so actively involved in.
As this is a new role to me, I am still feeling my way around the processes involved, but I am looking forward to the journey into 2013 as secretary on the Noosa Tigers.”