As National Volunteers Week draws to an end with the theme ???Changing Communities. Changing Lives??? the majority of the Club’s volunteers are still waiting to get stuck into the season proper, where they can apply their skills for the betterment of the teams they assist.

For??Marist President Matt Mazzuchelli however, the COVID 19 period – despite disrupting the Club’s core business of playing games – has been just as busy if not busier leading the Club through this challenging time.

As President of one of the biggest junior clubs in the state, there is a steady flow of meetings and commitments requiring an investment of between 10 -20 hours work per week just to keep on top of everything and ensuring the club is well represented externally.

As part of his role, Matt regularly meets with the Junior District, The Newman Sports Association and with the College to represent the Club’s best interests. ??Matt also chairs the club committee and sits on the Past Players Subcommittee as well as assisting with other portfolios where he can.

All this whilst running two successful businesses with his major business Encore Monitoring being one of the Club’s major sponsors.

“I think it’s really important to contribute to the Club where possible and if we can all do that, I think we can give our kids a pretty awesome journey at the Club.”

Not one to rest on his laurels, Matt???s ambitions this year have been focused on Club participation growth, improvement of the Club???s off field operations and formulation of a Strategic Plan to ensure the Club continues to push the boundaries into the future. Navigating Covid and getting the club back up and running is now the obvious major focus of his attention.

???I won’t be in charge forever, but want to make sure the Club can be extremely successful in a number of areas”.

Matt is on example of an individual changing lives through his selfless volunteering and helping our kids play at one of the best Clubs in the state.

Matt’s pursuits are supported by his wife Medine, daughter Mia and son Max.