The Adelaide Football Club will hold an election for the position of Member Elected Director after receiving two nominations for one vacancy on the Board of Directors.
The online ballot will be independently run by CorpVote and voting will open at 9am (ACDT) on Tuesday, 20 February 2024.
Voting closes on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5pm (ACDT).
To be eligible to vote, you must be a financial member who has access to no less than three Crows home or away matches in a season. The process is open to Gold members.
CorpVote will send information regarding the election directly to members.
The candidate with the most votes will be appointed for a two-year term, with the successful candidate to be announced at the Club’s Annual Members Meeting at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 6.00pm.
A statement from each of the candidates can be found below.
I have had the privilege of being a director of the Adelaide Football Club for the past two years. As one of only two directors appointed by the Members it is a role of huge responsibility, and I have seen it as my primary role to reﬂect the views of the members and strive to get the best outcomes with the membership in mind.
My policy is to be always available to members, to hear their suggestions and grievances, and where appropriate get the best possible outcome either at Board or Administration level.
As a journalist and regular radio broadcaster I have maintained a good rapport with grassroots supporters and that is invaluable in being a conduit between members and the Club.
The AFC is entering a most exciting time in its evolution, both on and oﬀ the ﬁeld.
The men’s team is on the threshold of ﬁnals football and our women’s team continues to be the benchmark of the AFLW. The commencement of building the new state of the art facility will provide the players and coaching staﬀ with all they need to perform at the highest level.
The Club leadership couldn’t be better - Chairman John Olsen, CEO Tim Silvers and Men’s coach Matthew Nicks and Women’s coach Matthew Clarke are the best people to take the AFC into a new era.
I would be honoured to be given the opportunity to serve a second term and play a part in seeing the Adelaide Football Club reach true greatness.
TRACY SMART AO
I am nominating for election to the Adelaide Football Club Board for two reasons.
Firstly, as a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter from the beginning, I represent the fan base. I have lived all around the world and yet have still managed to see the teams play live - in their first year, their first finals, all three AFL and two AFLW Grand Finals, and hundreds of other games. I have even held the banner and manned the floggers as part of the Crows Supporters Group. Though an interstate member living in Canberra, I keep up with all things Crows via social media, podcasts, and the like, and of course watch every game of AFL and AFLW Crows footy, either in person or on tv.
Secondly, I believe I would offer significant value to the Board through my extensive experience in executive leadership and management. I am a veteran who has been a strategic leader, senior Military Officer, medical doctor, and academic. As well as my 35 years of service in the ADF, where I reached the rank of Air Vice-Marshal, I have worked with the AFL as a member of their Mental Health Steering Group and as their COVID Public Health Advisor, and on many other boards and advisory groups.
I see this nomination as an opportunity to use my skills and experience, plus my unique perspective as an interstate member, to give back to the AFC, an organisation that has given me so much pleasure over so many years.