Tennis CEO named WAFC boss

Tennis West CEO Michael Roberts has won the race to fill the vacant WAFC CEO position.

Roberts has held the position at Tennis West since 2016 that included managing the Hopman Cup and has held other recent roles at Tennis Australia, Cricket Tasmania and the Richmond Football Club.

The position was left vacant by Gavin Taylor who takes a lead role at Ticketmaster.

Roberts said he was honoured to be offered the role.

“Football is such an important part of WA’s social fabric and I’m genuinely excited at the prospect of playing a leadership role in the management of the game. It’s a responsibility that’s certainly not lost on me, particularly in the wake of COVID and the recent PAC inquiry." 

“It is ideal to commence a role like this outside of the playing season as it will give me an excellent opportunity to engage with as many members of the footy family as possible prior to the 2021 season getting underway. I plan to hit the ground running.”

Roberts will begin in the role on January 11, 2021.

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