Roosters, Burra achieve Gold Level Accreditation

Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

West Preston-Lakeside Football Club and St Mary’s Senior Football Club both achieved Gold Level Accreditation in the Swisse AFL Community Club Improvement Program.

The Swisse AFL Community Club Improvement Program has been specifically developed to assist clubs to examine their current operations and identify areas for improvement.

Benefits of completing the AFL Club Improvement Program and attaining Gold Level Accreditation include:

• Creating a best practice guide for your current committee and all future committees
• Minimising the risks associated with running a sporting club
• Providing an atmosphere that will help attract new participants and members
• Providing an environment that will be attractive to sponsors/partners
• Assist your club broaden its appeal within the wider community

Gold Level Accreditation recognises a level of excellent club administration.

There are currently only 13 Gold Level Accredited clubs across Victoria, indicating the outstanding work that has been conducted by both West Preston-Lakeside and St Mary’s.

The Northern Football Netball League and AFL Victoria wish to pass on a massive congratulations to West Preston-Lakeside FC president Paul McInerney, St Mary’s president Paul Millett and the committees of both clubs.

Their diligent work and outstanding efforts have been crucial in both clubs achieving Gold Level Accreditation in the Swisse AFL Community Club Improvement Program.

NFNL chief executive Peter McDougall said both clubs deserved to be praised for their outstanding work to achieve Gold Level Accreditation.

“It is a credit to everyone at both clubs to take the initiative to put in a lot of work to achieve this fantastic result,” McDougall said.

“To achieve Gold Level Accreditations is reflective of the professional way both clubs are managed.”

To learn more about the AFL Community Club Improvement Program, head to

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