SET to transform the relationship between the council and sports clubs into a strategic partnership to create a healthier community, Carla Stacey has been appointed as Coordinator of the newly created Office of Sport.
A former Marrickville Council Citizen of the Year, she is an experienced researcher, strategist and community engagement professional.
Ms Stacey has a history of working with, and within, volunteer organisations and has deep connections with local community sport and schools in the Inner West.
“I am looking forward to supporting the hardworking volunteers across the diverse range of sporting clubs active in our community,” Ms Stacey said.
“Our aim is to give every resident the opportunity to participate in organised support. The benefits will be a healthier, more connected community.”
Mayor Darcy Byrne says a critical area for the Coordinator will be increasing participation of some groups that are currently under-represented in organised sport.
“We want to see more girls and women, people from disadvantaged backgrounds, seniors and people with a disability involved in sport enjoying the health and social benefits of participation in sport.”