Introducing Vicsport Interim CEO Michael Sholly

Vicsport is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sholly as Interim CEO following the departure of current Vicsport CEO Steven Potts who recently concluded his 12 month contract.

This change in leadership comes as the Board of Directors embarks on taking Vicsport into a new phase in 2018 which has included the recent change of Chairman and Deputy Chairman which was announced in December.

Newly elected Vicsport Chairman Ron Gauci thanked Steven for his contribution.

We appreciate the dedication and commitment Steven has invested into Vicsport as CEO over the past twelve months and wish him every success for the future.

With an upcoming state election, now is a crucial time for Vicsport to reinforce key messages of how important investment in sport is to health, wellbeing, community and active participation at this time. Vicsport, with the support of its stakeholders will continue to lobby strongly for positive change in the Victorian sporting industry.

Sholly is a former CEO of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) from 2004 – 2017 and currently holds the role of Chairman of Premier Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Club. He brings a wealth of experience in strategy and execution from grassroots to the elite level.

A former teacher at St Kevin's College and premiership captain/coach of the Melbourne and Melbourne University Cricket Clubs, Sholly played a pivotal role in implementing the strategy for the Australian Men's Cricket Team (Senior) and Melbourne Renegades.

Sholly possesses a deep understanding of the potential Vicsport can have on influencing outcomes in the Victorian sporting landscape and will be a great asset to the organisation moving forward in 2018.

Sholly commences as Interim CEO on 11 January, 2018.

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