KNIGHTS COMMITTEE 2024
Take a minute to meet the people who volunteer their time to make the Knights experience such a great one. Their tireless work behind the scenes have helped make this one of the biggest junior football clubs in Australia.
Dugald’s three sons have all played for the Knights, starting in 2016 and they will be continuing for a number of years to come. He joined the committee in 2020 as the Vice-President and Child Safety Officer. He grew up in Wagga and has played a number of different football codes over the years but his true passion lies in our indigenous game. He is a barrister and enjoys ocean swimming, AFL 9s and chasing his kids around. Like many Knights’ committee members, he follows the Demons and up until the 2021 AFL Grand Final, his wife and children would often ask him: Why? Now they understand perfectly well!
Caroline has been involved with the Knights since 2016 when her son Ed started in the U8s. Since then she has been team manager for a number of years for both Ed and her daughter Emma who has been playing since 2018. She has been volunteering for over a decade, running the local multiple birth association, and in 2013 was the President of the Australian Multiple Birth Association. From 2015 to 2018 she was President of the Malvern Primary Parents’ Association and was on the finance committee and school council at MPS. A Kiwi by birth, she didn’t grow up with footy, but has married Adam who is a lifelong Bombers supporter and the family enjoy going to AFL and AFLW matches together.
Anne has been a member of the Knights community since 2019, when her eldest son Oscar pulled on the Knights jumper in U8s. Anne and her youngest son Zac are true blue Carlton supporters while her partner Rob and Oscar support North Melbourne. Anne likes to keep active and fit while trying to keep up with 2 active and energetic boys. She also enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.
Mick joined the EMJFC committee in 2017. Mick has been a member of the Knights community when his son Josh started playing footy with the u8’s in 2016. Mick has coached at senior level at De La Salle Old Collegians (VAFA 02/03) (WJFL 89/90/91) and Coburg (VFL 95/96). Mick has also been and still is involved as a field umpire with the VAFA (07,08,09, returning in 2019) along with his first year with the SMJFL last season. In November 2020 Mick became a coach at the Saints Next Gen Academy and is also a current SMJFL field umpire. Mick is married to Sharn who is a passionate PT, they have two children, Bec 19 and Josh 12. Outside of family and work Mick enjoys tennis, & golf, from an AFL viewpoint Mick follows the Dees.
Andrew has been a member of the Knights community since his eldest son started playing in 2019 and a part of the junior program since 2016 with his role of co-ordinator at Malvern Districts Auskick. With two more sons and a daughter to come he is sure to remain a member of the community for some time! Having coached for three years and now joining the committee he has a good understanding of what makes the Knights so special. His passion is footy and making sure that every child feels a part of the club, participation in the sport is his main focus.
Andrew has so much time to devote to the Knights because his AFL team is the Essendon Bombers and he requires the distraction from two decades of disappointment!
Jono has joined the Knights committee in 2020, after previously being the President of Malvern Districts Auskick from 2017-2018), and coaching u10s in 2019. Jono and Kristin have 2 sons at the Knights (Oliver in u13 and Alex in u11), and given the way Melbourne FC played in 2019, is certainly getting his enjoyment from junior football at the moment! Jono loves being involved in junior sport – hoping to help build a life-long love of the game in all kids – regardless of their skill level.
Emily commenced her association with the Knights in 2021 when her son Josh started in the U8’s. Her involvement with the club began as trainer and she has recently accepted positions as Sponsorship manger. Emily has over 15 yrs experience in finance along with event management experience to assist us to get the Club back and thriving post Covid. Emily is also an active member of the Malvern Tigers Basketball Club where her 8yr old son Josh and 5yr old daughter Hannah play. Like numerous other members of the Knights community she is a Demons supporter.
Dom is a graphic designer by profession and has almost 30 years’ experience in the creative industry, five of which running his own design and brand agency. Heading up ANZ’s In-house Creative Agency (Studio One), Dom has extensive knowledge in senior management and leadership, creative direction, account direction, brand and creative strategy, and the roll out and execution of design and digital campaigns. Dom is married with two children, he also enjoys travelling with his family is a keen lover of sport, music and aviation.