Processes & Change are important


It was back in 2012 when Dean Bray’s son first got involved in football.

New committee member Dean knew of the club and wanted his son Lachlan to play with a high football standard in one of the highest standard competitions in Victoria. He had been watching the rise of the senior club over a period of time, case studying the success and junior programme and decided Rowville was the club for him and his family.

Married, to Helen for 17 years they have two boys 15 (Lachlan ) 10 (Matthew) and has lived in Rowville for past 15 years.

Dean is a real sports lover he told us but he is a “real big footy fan”.

I also love all outdoor activities, camping, fishing, etc and enjoy travel. However, the thing l enjoy the most is spending time with friends and family Dean added. I like people who are true to themselves and others, people need to have a belief in themselves and others. We should all ensure we give a little back to our community, pay it back.

Not much has changed in my time here, the club needs to find its way in the local community, it is about perception, respect, loyalty, brand, wanting to belong to a great family club. With the new changes in place I believe we are heading in the right direction to become a major player of being a top team respected throughout the football community said Dean.

To me the approach to running the club is the same as running a business, this is a business and has to be treated so. We need policy, process, mission statement, guidelines and good people to ensure the club grows within the governance stated. We will have a testing year as we implement change however once imbedded the years to follow will become easier.

I want to assist the club to ensure they reach their goals and head in the right direction he told us.

I enjoy the people. The family involvement and the junior programme are the things l enjoy the most about the club. Through my involvement of the under 15,s all of the family’s and players have their own special characters, he said.