Club Helpers

Bridie Guatta - President

The President is the principle leader of the Northern Districts Touch Association and has overall responsibility for the Club’s administration. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and chair committee meetings ensuring that they run efficiently and effectively
  • Manage the annual general meeting
  • Act as a signatory for the Club in all legal purposes and financial purposes
  • Represent Northern Districts Touch Association at local, regional, state and national levels
  • Ensure the planning and budgeting for the future is carried out in accordance with the wishes of the members.
  • Ensure full compliance with all Touch Football Australia/ Touch Football WA directives, affiliation and insurances
  • Guide the direction of the Club to achieve targeted goals in line with Club members and Touch Football Australia’s national and state initiatives.
  • Act as the public officer of the Club liaising with members of the public, affiliated bodies and government agencies
  • Represent your Club at meetings; communicate information between third parties and the Club and its members.
  • Seek partners where required to develop the future for the Club
  • Work with the Committee to ensure that the necessary skills are represented on the Committee and that a succession plan is in place to help find new Committee members when required
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Club when required   

The President sets the overall annual committee agenda (consistent with the views of members), helps the committee prioritise its goals and then keeps the committee on track by working within that overall framework. 

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Mark Earshaw (Dingo) - Vice President

Also Fixtures/Grading/Bar Manager

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Steve Whitfield - Treasurer

The Treasurer is the chief financial management officer for the Club. The Treasurer is directly responsible to the President and members of the Club. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare a budget and monitor it carefully
  • Keep the Club’s books up-to-date
  • Keep a proper record of all payments and monies received
  • Make sure financial reports are available and understood at all committee meetings
  • Show evidence that money received is banked and documentation provided for all money paid out
  • Ensure that information for an audit is prepared each year
  • Arrange the audit
  • Give Treasurer’s report at the AGM
  • Arrange for an annual financial report to be produced
  • Send out accounts
  • Pay the bills
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James Kanakis - Secretary

The Secretary is the chief administration officer of the Club. This person provides the coordinating link between members, the committee and outside agencies.  Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare the agenda for Club meetings in consultation with the President
  • Make arrangements including venue, date, times and hospitality for Club meetings
  • Send adequate notice of the meetings
  • Collect and collate reports from office bearers
  • Take the minutes of meetings
  • Write up the minutes as soon as possible after the meeting and distribute to Committee
  • Read, reply and file correspondence promptly
  • Maintain files of legal documents such as constitutions, leases and titles 
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John Bedford (JB) - Referee Director

The Referee & Judiciary Director is a key position that is responsible for the club’s referee’s and judiciary process. This includes training, up skilling, allocating game times etc and will include administration support and planning to coordinate Referee’s at the Club. It also includes the efficient and effective coordination of any judiciary proceedings. Responsibilities include:


  • Creating and developing Referee Pathways within the club.
  • Coordinating Referee’s for State Competitions
  • Collecting Referee contact details in order to maintain an efficient database.
  • Relay information on competitions and events hosted at the Club to all referee’s
  • Run or coordinate relevant referee’s courses and mentoring at the Club in conjunction with Touch Football WA and policies from Touch Football Australia.
  • Ensure all referees are appropriately registered and accredited
  • Appoint referees to appropriate games (as per recommended guidelines)
  • Implement referee recruitment and retention strategy for the club
  • Assist referees with Referee Incident Reports and support them in the process
  • Assist to resolve protests, complaints or disciplinary issues as they arise
  • Adhere to TFA policies and procedures wherever possible.


  • Coordinate judiciary processes as required in accordance with NDTA and Touch Football Australia guidelines
  • Liaise with referees, teams and players
  • Review incident reports and decide what action required, in collaboration with the President
  • Coordinate Judiciary panel
  • Provide necessary reporting to the Committee
  • Maintain appropriate records of judiciary findings


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Committee Members

In agreeing to be part of the Committee, each member must also agree to adhere to these codes at all times.


  • Be diligent in their role
  • Attend Committee meetings or forward their apology prior to the meeting
  • Treat all people associated with the Club, including members, volunteers, partners, external stakeholders, and other Committee members with respect
  • Always consider the welfare of the Club’s members above on field success
  • Attend to their fiduciary responsibility and make decisions based on what is best for the Club, not for individual interest or gain
  • Not take advantage of their position on the Committee in any way
  • Declare any Conflicts of Interest as they arrive and act to ensure that these conflicts do not pose a risk to the Club
  • Be open to feedback from members and respond appropriately
  • Be honest at all times
  • Act as a positive role model with respect to good sporting behaviour
  • Refrain from spoking and excessive use of alcohol at the Club
  • Adhere to the policies, procedures and Charter established by the Club
  • Adhere to the legislative requirements of the Club
  • Respect the equipment and resources of the Club and only use these in Club related business
  • Not receive gifts that result in personal financial benefit
  • Always look for opportunities for improved performance of the Club operations and Committee functions
  • Almost represent the Club in a professional manner
  • Not speak to the media about any aspect of the Club that could damage the Club or its reputation.


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Russell McIntyre - Third Party Liason

This role coordinates discussions with Third Parties including City of Stirling, Rugby and Cricket. Its role is not to make decisions on issues impacting NDTA, but rather be the liaison between the Committee and the third party. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend meetings with third parties as required
  • Document outcomes
  • Report on discussions and raise issues with general Committee for decisions


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