Nick has been on the club’s board for three and a half years and has been the President since December 2017. He has been responsible for establishing the Team 25 coterie group which has raised over $250,000 in its four years.
Outside of his involvement with Sandringham Football Club, Nick started his professional career with Penfold Motors. He worked with the business for 15 years before getting into real estate. Nick believes that since getting into real estate, he hasn’t worked a day in his life as his passion for it continues to grow. Nick has developed his own business which grown from having one employee and seeling 23 houses to now employing 20 people and selling well over 200 properties under management.
Dave Burgin has been involved in the Sandringham Football Club since 1978 in which he began as a committee member. He was awarded Sandringham FC Hall of Fame status in 2014. Dave has volunteered his time around the club since beginning in the late 1970’s. His love for the football club developed as he spent plenty of his free time coming down to watch games prior to his direct involvement.
Before involvement with the football club Dave worked as a contractor in the trucking industry. Dave looks back with extremely fond memories when the club won the 1985 premiership. He believes this will be remembered to him as a defining moment in his time with the club. If Dave was a footballer in today’s age he believes he would be a ruck-rover.
John had previously been a sponsor of the club before resuming his current role of Vice President in 2007. He has also been the Coterie President for the last 10 years.
Outside of his involvement with Sandringham Football Club, John has made a name for himself within the funeral industry. Since entering the industry in 1974, John has held numerous roles including being the manager of W D Rose in Cheltenham, Regional Manager for the southern suburbs for LePine Funerals, General Manager of Blackwell Funerals, White Lady Funerals and Simplicity Funerals in Adelaide. Until recently John was the General Manager of LePine Funerals. He is currently a brand ambassador for LePine Funerals. He is always available to help and advise people on funerals.
John’s involvement within the funeral industry also saw him become the national president of the Australian Funeral Directors Association and received an OAM for services to the community. Outside of his professional life, John previously clocked horses at Caulfield for trainers for 20 years as well as being a member of the Mordialloc Rotary Club for 28 years and also being president.
Dennis has been involved with Sandringham Football Club since 1983, holding the position of Secretary since then also. In his time at the club Dennis has also held a Chairman of the Team of the Century Organising Committee, Chairman of Risk and Governance Sub Committee and also the Legal Counsel to club [Honorary].
Dennis began his time involved in football when he made the senior list at Box Hill in 1974. Since then he has held the position of Under 19 team manager of Hawthorn Football Club before getting involved with Sandringham. Dennis is perhaps most famously known for blowing the whistle on 3AW when he found out that the Western Bulldogs and Fitzroy boards had merged in 1989. He was the CEO of the Western Bulldogs at the time and resigned from his position on air.
David is simultaneously a Board Member of the Sandringham Football Club while also CEO. He is a recognised sports organisation professional specialising in management, commercial growth, club/team/participant development, marketing, events and stakeholder relations. He has been an innovative and strategically driven leader focused on best practice and exceptional results while being motivated by continual improvement. David holds a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Sport and Leisure Management) and is currently undertaking his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at La Trobe University. David has extensive sport experience with a thorough understanding of organisational management responsibilities within a fast-paced and demanding environment. David is married, has two young boys and is also Board Director at Gymnastics Victoria.
Matthew is a fourth generation Sandringham Zebras supporter. Passionate about community sport, Matthew's role with on the Board is to strengthen ties between the Zebras and the Bayside community's sporting clubs. Matthew served 3 successful seasons as President of the Hampton Rovers in the VAFA. His tenure saw the Rovers win back-to-back premierships, rising from D-Grade to B-Grade. Since graduating from St Leonard's College in 2000, Matthew has worked as an AFL Player Manager and is now a Real Estate Agent with Buxton - Sandringham.
Paul has been involved with the club for fifteen years including being the number one ticket holder for five years (2012-2017) and has recently become part of the board in the past 12 months.
Paul began his career as a graduate marketing officer in the CBA (now Westpac) before moving into different roles. As part of Paul’s professional life, his greatest achievement to date was overseeing the advertising agency that initiated and ran the TAC Road Safety Campaign from 1992-2011. Paul also was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to charity, the Arts and the advertising industry in 2008.
Jo commenced on the SFC Board in May 2016 and has been and continues to be an active Board Member who has been part of the SFC Women's Football Working Party and the SFC Sandy By the Bay Sub-Committee. Jo has also been involved with some key hires for SFC and currently sits on the Nominating Committee.
With a Bachelor of Economics, Jo originally started her professional career in finance, before tapping into an interest in consumer behaviour and moving into Marketing and Advertising. With a passion for creating behavioural change and optimising people/organisational potential, Jo pivoted into recruitment/executive search before moving into People and Culture/Human Resources roles with organisations such as Kmart and NAB. Jo is now a Director in Career Management Services, a national company (head-officed in Bayside) which offers a broad range of customised career services, designed to help clients in successfully achieving career goals, dreams and ambitions. In her spare time Jo serves on two local Boards - Sandringham Football Club Board and am a Director of the Rotary Club of Brighton
In 2017, Jo was selected out of a competitive field of over 800 applicants by the Office of Prevention and Women's Equality, to be part of the Government of Victoria’s Inaugural Women’s Board Leadership Program
A director courtesy of his role within St Kilda Football Club and operates as a conduit between the two clubs. An experienced sports administrator, Jamie has previously held senior roles across a variety of sports.
As Group Sports Manager at the Australian Institute of Sport, he oversaw the operation of a number of Olympic sports in the lead into Beijing 2008. Leaving that role at the culmination of the Olympics, he moved to become GM Cricket at the South Australian Cricket Association for 7 years and across both time periods he was a member of Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel from 2006 – 2011.
Chris has been involved with Sandringham Football Club since 2017 and has taken over the Treasurer role at the club.
Chris has 30 years of experience primarily in the financial management of superannuation and retirement funds of Australian workers. Chris started his career as an accountant/auditor with KPMG. He is now a financial controller of an industry superfund. Chris has held this position for over 20 years. Strictly speaking Chris is an investment accountant.
Chris has been a local resident of Bayside for almost 20 years and is passionate about his local community and in particular the sport of AFL.
Peter recently retired after 30 years as International Sales and Marketing manager with Tamco Australia, specialising in electrical switchgear up to 33,000 volts.
Prior to that appointment Peter spent 25 years working for Siemens, 8 of which was in Germany, giving him and family opportunities to travel the world. Peter became a board member in 1993, but shortly after another opportunity arose to work in Hong Kong on the new Airport project.
Returning to Melbourne in 2002 he was appointed General Manager of UMK Australia and again resumed his Sandringham football interests by taking up residence at the North Gate on home games .
Please say hello and make yourself known when you next attend a Zebs games. Being a Bayside resident all his life, Peter again became a board member in 2010. He feels passionate about the Zebras and likes to help out in whatever capacity. In the off season Peter is a volunteer with Athletics Victoria as a photo finish operator, time keeper, track judge or officiating as an track umpire.