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New Hampden Boss

New Hampden Boss

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HAMILTON'S Tim Mason is the new Hampden Football League president.

A member of the executive in 2018, the position was filled at last night’s league annual general meeting, taking over from interim over-seer Pam Davis.

John Ross was the league president for the past two seasons, stepping down from the role in September last year

Rounding out the 2019 executive with Mason is Davis, Bernie Harris, Gary Attrill, Kym Matthew, Marie Wall and Matthew Ross.

Mason said after discussions with other board members, he decided to put his hand up.

“John Ross, who was president for the past couple of seasons, stepped away from the role and a few of the other executive members asked me to consider it,” he said.

“So I did consider it and decided to put my hand up.”

The league recorded a financial loss of $29,757 last year and Mason’s appointment could not have come at a better time, being a financial planner by day.

He sees many positives moving forward, continuing to build what is already considered one of the strongest leagues in country Victoria.

“It’s a pretty exciting time for the Hampden league,” he said.

“We’ve had success with interleague and the competition’s getting stronger and stronger, especially since the Hamilton Kangaroos and Portland Tigers came in.

“We have a great board also and I look forward to working with them, and the clubs, to continue to grow our brand.”

Round one of the Hampden league kicks off on April 6.

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