05 Mar 2018
Ballarat sporting identity Gerard FitzGerald has teamed with Committee for Ballarat in an effort to create and develop opportunities for community leadership and engagement in regional issues.
Gerard’s new role will see him promoting the work of both Committee for Ballarat and Leadership Ballarat & Western Region, working with LBWR’s Leaders Forum participants to develop their leadership style and skills.
Gerard coached the North Ballarat Roosters to three consecutive VFL premierships in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He holds the record for coaching the most senior games (345) in VFA/VFL history. Most recently, Gerard was head coach of the Greater Western Victoria Rebels for two years. He now operates his own leadership consultancy service.
“I have had a very positive connection with Ballarat for a number of years and have always been a strong advocate for the region,” Gerard said. “In many ways, this role will facilitate a continuation of what I’ve been promoting for a long time.”
“In relation to LBWR, I can see the ongoing benefits in developing our region’s leaders and helping them contribute to our community. I look forward to using my experience as a mentor to guide our next generation of leaders.”
Committee for Ballarat CEO Melanie Robertson said Gerard was an undeniable asset to the team.
“Gerard is a person who exemplifies leadership with his passion for the Ballarat community,” Melanie said. “This represents a great synergy with the aims of CfB and LBWR. We are extremely proud of this appointment and we look forward to Gerard’s work with the leadership program and promoting the work of CfB to our members and the community.”
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