New president and chairman at Auckland club Takapuna

A change of leadership roles and a new Life Member have followed the latest Annual General Meeting of Auckland’s Takapuna FC.

The club’s previous chairman, Glyn Taylor, has moved into the role of club president, following Wayne Hallford, who held the role for 13 years.

“Wayne’s contribution to the club over 55 years has been immense,” said Taylor. “And whilst his experience may be lost in the committee room, we will be seeking ways to ensure he remains engaged with the club.”

Main photo: New roles for Glyn Turner (left) and Terry Hobin.

‘Big shoes to fill’

Another long-standing club member, Terry Hobin, has been appointed as the new chairman.

“There are plenty of good things happening,” Taylor said.

“The brand refresh which led to a roll-out of the new kit for all members; the reroofing of the clubrooms, the appointment of full-time club manager Stacey Sinton, and the implementation of a youth programme as well as the appointment of Daniel Semp as the men’s first team coach.”

Of his new role, Hobin said: “I’m aware there are big shoes to fill with Wayne stepping down and Glyn shifting roles to take over as club president.

“I’ve been involved with Takapuna for over 40 years as a player, coach, administrator and supporter and looking forward immensely to working with our members to realise our potential.

“A club’s strength is in its membership, not just players, coaches, administrators and supporters, but parents and guardians are also a vital part of the Takapuna whanau. Next season can’t come soon enough!”

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Kim Hallford becomes a Life Member

At the club’s recent AGM, Kim Hallford was confirmed as a Life Member.

“Kim has held numerous roles at Takapuna,” said Taylor.

“She has worked tirelessly, often in the background, particularly with regard to player registrations and New Zealand Football’s player database — Comet, coaching and team management, mentoring younger members of the club and, providing the support necessary to allow husband Wayne, to commit the hours that he has over so many years.”

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