The AFL Outer East would like to acknowledge the services of Mick Hill, who has recently stood down from the Board after 11 years of service to the league (AFL Yarra Ranges).
A proud Olinda Ferny Creek man, Mick joined the board in 2007 after having held almost every position possible at Olinda Ferny Creek, finishing with the presidency. Mick’s no-nonsense approach to all things Football and Netball combined with his ability to read between the lines made him a golden asset to the board.
Mick was a key figure in the implementation of the player points structure (including permit allowances), the netball structure and both football and netball interleague set ups.
Speaking about Mick’s years of service to the league, AFL Outer East Commission Chair Tony Mitchell said,
“We would like to thank Mick for his outstanding efforts with our competition and football and netball for many years. Mick is an outstanding person who has given tireless service to our clubs, region and game. His contribution to the commission has been significant and it has been an absolute pleasure working with him over many years.”
Mick’s involvement with the board will no doubt be missed, especially with the new age of the AFL Outer East, and whilst we would be more than open to Mick rejoining the board again, we wish him all the best in the future, thank him for everything he has done for the league and will no doubt catch him at every Olinda Ferny Creek game in 2019.