Duncan has been familiar face around FKFC for a few years now, having started as the U6 football coach for his son’s team, and then becoming gear manager, and now Vice President. He is also now running for council this year so 2017 is going to be a busy and exciting year for him.
We asked Duncan a few questions about how he came to be involved with the club:
How did you first get involved with FKFC?
I first got involved with the club as a player in the early 2000’s and during this time I became the coach of my son’s U6 football team. I coached the team until they were about 13 or 14 years of age. We won the state champion of champions competition which was a great achievement at the time and finished at the top of the table for some 5-6 years . It was all great fun and is so good to see some of those boys still playing at Forest Killarney today. I now play for the mighty over 45’s division.
When did you join the committee and in what role?
I first joined the committee some years ago as the gear manager and this then lead me into the fortunate position of being vice president of the club, a role which supports Scott Larsen and keeps me involved in all aspects of the Club and Committee.
What has been one of your highlights of working with the club?
One of the highlights of this club is watching it grow from what it was a few years ago…. a dust bowl after 4 games to a state of the art facility as we see it now.
In addition the membership has grown and we currently have over 1200 players. It’s also great to see the girls competition and numbers on the increase with our 2 senior women’s teams doing extremely well, which is very exciting and encouraging.
I like the fact that the club is always trying to innovate and the summer football competition we hold in September over the summer months has been a big hit with all the locals. We will be running it again this year and expect to see even more people involved this year. The club is growing all the time and it is great to be part of it.