Sydney Swans have announced a profit of $846,871 for the 2014 financial year. It is the club’s fourth successive profit and was achieved with revenue growth of just under nine per cent to $46.5m.
Andrew Newbold has been re-elected President of Hawthorn Football Club.
Newbold, who assumed the presidency at the end of 2011, will serve another three-year term after being re-elected unopposed. As per the club’s constitution, this will be his final term and he will conclude his service at the end of 2017.
Experienced lawyer Peter Nankivell officially joined the Board filling the vacancy left by retiring Director Martin Ralston.
Ralston was elected to the Hawthorn Football Club Board in 2005 and served as Vice-president from 2006–2009, before again assuming the role in 2014.
Elizabeth Lukin has been appointed the AFL’s Head of Corporate Affairs.
Elizabeth Lukin is currently the Director of Essential Media Communications (EMC), a communications agency that works across research, public affairs management, campaigns and media relations. She will join the AFL early next year on February 1.
During her past 15 years with EMC, Elizabeth has worked for a diverse range of organisations and also regularly consulted to the AFL on a range of issues. As well as previously providing advice to the AFL, she has also worked with the AFL Players’ Association, the West Coast Eagles, Gold Coast Suns, Essendon and St Kilda.