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Will gives it away

Outgoing AFL Barwon Region General Manager (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

LOCAL football and netball will have a new leader to guide it through the post-COVID period following the resignation of AFL Barwon Region General Manager Will McGregor.

McGregor, who has been in the role for two years after replacing the long-serving Lee Hartman in October 2018, will take a project manager position with the State Government that will start with the Stage 5 redevelopment of GMHBA Stadium.

“It is hard to put into words how challenging the decision has been to end my employment with AFL Barwon given the care I have for the organisation, its staff, the Commission and the many stakeholders that make up our great region.

However, this is my decision and one that has been made with great thought and with my wife Lucy and son Angus at heart.”

McGregor said 2020 had given him a chance to reflect on where he wants to evolve his career.

My career in the AFL Industry has progressed from the early years as a strength and conditioning Coach at Hawthorn FC, Community Operations roles with the VCFL and AFL Victoria, Coach Education with the AFL and then regional employment as the Region General Manager,” he said.

“It is now time for me to move onto the next step after 12 years in the football industry, and for someone else to move into the RGM position and cherish the role and the region like I and everyone else who has sat in the chair.

“I am confident the organisation is in a better position than when I first started in the role.”

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