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Introducing Manly Vale FC’s Club President for 2023

The 2023 season is going to be a big one for Manly Vale Football Club, with the men’s senior squad back in the Premier League, the Women’s Premier League squad looking strong as ever, the club’s development program thriving and a range of exciting things happening off the field.

Helping steer the club forward during the exciting period ahead is recently-elected President Jules Nickson Pole (pictured on the left).

In a huge milestone for MVFC, Jules becomes only the second female president in the club’s 73-year history.

She follows in the footsteps of Velma Sestanovich, who was president for one season back in 1986.

About Jules Nickson Pole

Nickson Pole’s elevation to Club President comes after a long association with Manly Vale, dating back to 2005 when she began playing with the Diamonds in the women’s competition.

Both of her daughters – Matilda (23) and Eliza (19) – have also worn the Maroon and White, with Matilda still playing now in the club’s Division 1 squad.

Wrexham-born Nickson Pole first took up a MVFC committee role back in 2017 as Vice President of the Junior Girls.

After undertaking a range of different roles over the last six years, she has now been entrusted with helping take MVFC to the next level.

Currently working in a HR role at a big international bank, Nickson Pole no doubt brings key strengths to the club and is excited for what the future holds.

“There is such an interest in the game and a real opportunity to grow the club,” she said.

“Hopefully I can help bring together and collaborate ideas with the rest of the committee, and also assist the club in a business sense.

“We don’t want to just sustain what we have already achieved in recent years but really grow the club and get our name out there even more.”

Asked about her goals as President, Nickson Pole added: “I want to ensure our (MVFC) community all feel united through the passion for football.

“There is real momentum there and I want to keep it going. It makes me feel so proud when I’m walking around Manly and I see all the kids wearing their shirts with ‘VALE’ across the front.”

Manly Vale FC Club Values

While the start of the 2023 season is still over six weeks away, Nickson Pole and her committee have

been working feverishly to ensure the club is ready to hit the ground running.

Apart from setting up the teams from the U6’s right up to the seniors, and the continued success of

the club’s Development Program, Nickson Pole and the committee established a set of ‘Club Values’ ahead of the 2023 campaign.

Those values include:

  • Equality
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty
  • Enjoyment
  • Excellence

“We want to provide the best community football experience that we can, and out club values are a big part of this” Nickson Pole said.

She added: “I’m so proud of our club. With things like our Development Program we offer good training, we’re well organised and our kids are brought up the right way.

“We teach them to have a good team ethic, play in the right spirit, and we train to improve our players which is why we have one of the best rates of players going on to represent Manly United at U9s.”

– Written by John Greco

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