Phil McColl appointed Southern Branch Zone Administration Officer


A man with a wealth of knowledge gained over 20-years in the business, Phil has been a leading figure in re-organising Football NSW?s competitions department. McColl was appreciative with the support he received during his time at the Glenwood Headquarters.
?I?d like to thank everyone involved at Football NSW throughout the years that helped me and assisted me in getting the ball rolling especially in the competitions department.
?I?d also like to thank both Michael Quarmby and Ian Holmes for the opportunity they have given me in taking up this new role in the Southern Zone.?
Speaking on his new role as the Southern Zone Administration Officer, McColl stated.
?I know there will be a lot of work to do to assist the associations and clubs and providing them all a link from the Southern NSW Zone to Football NSW?s head office, where we can connect in all the resources that Football NSW has to offer in marketing, media, promotions and the Soccer Wearhouse.?
At 59, McColl?s vast broad understanding of the game has not been lost from Football NSW. In his new position, the new generation of staff who will lead the way in promoting the sport in the competitions department will still be able to access his experience and knowledge.
?At the moment I am still here but even when I do depart from Head Office, my phone will always be on as I am available to everyone from Football NSW.?
?In saying that, there are exciting times ahead at the company with the proposed development of a new complex to equip the sport for the challenges of this millennium.?
?A number of young people are currently taking up the reigns in the competitions department and I believe they will be able to take it to the next level from here on in alongside, and together with, the Head of Competitions, George Pashalis.?
McColl has witnessed a number of changes during his time at Football NSW but considers the unification that took place between both the former NSW Soccer Federation and NSW Amateur Soccer Federation in December 2002 as the biggest and most significant reform within the game.
?It was of course a sensitive time with the merger of both groups and their respective corporate cultures, but there were a number of decisions that needed to be made during that period in terms of the way the competitions would be structured. Goodwill was shown by all in achieving a balanced outcome.?
?I remember the competitions department worked strenuously and endlessly in assisting in the merger and through this constructive period the formation of Football NSW evolved for the benefit of all.?
McColl highlighted one particular achievement during his time at Football NSW that he was proud to have been a part of.
?The re-organisation of the women?s game in NSW was a significant challenge.
?It was great to see the game?s profile lifted in the state as the Women?s Premier League certainly rose to be the number one women?s competition in Australia.
?Further to this, FNSW instituted the women?s panel of referees which established the inaugural pathway for our aspiring female officials.?
Prior to his commencement at Football NSW where he has held various positions such as Competitions Secretary, assistant Competitions Secretary and Acting Client Service Manager, McColl was also the Junior Vice-President of the Blacktown City Soccer Club. In addition, Phil has also held the post as the President of the Blacktown District Soccer Football Association and was a founding member of the Doonside Hawks Soccer Club.
Football NSW CEO Michael Quarmby was very appreciative with the hard work and efforts Phil McColl during his time as a volunteer and then employed servant of the game.
?Football NSW would like to acknowledge Phil McColl for his tremendous service to the code and is pleased that Phil has accepted this new and challenging role within our structure. He will of course continue as part of our staffing infrastructure with a new set of priorities in strengthening our administrative capacity in a critical regional zone.?