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Mark Williams acknowledges the incredible spirit of the Jewish Community.

Posted: 02-Aug-2018 by Maccabi VIC

Maccabi Victoria and the AJAX Football Club, together with Mark Williams, wish to announce that our two year contract with Mark concludes this October, 2018.  
AJAX Football Club President Ronnie Lewis said, “In just two seasons with the club, Mark has made a significant impact in his roles as Senior Coach at the AJAX Seniors and Head of Coaching at the AJAX Juniors. At the Senior Football Club, Mark made his mark in the development of our young talent, many of whom have blossomed under his guidance. The training disciplines and team unity instilled by Mark will have an enduring benefit to AJAX. Mark also played an important role in the Women’s team, who benefited greatly from Mark’s AFL experience guiding their football development. Mark’s strong commitment to a development program across both the Senior and Junior Football Cubs has been a game changer, not just for our playing group but for our coaches too. Mark’s engaging and inspiring coaching workshops have facilitated significant improvement in our coaching resources across both our Senior and Junior Clubs. The carefully tailored coaching programs Mark put in place at AJAX will be a lasting legacy for both clubs as we move forward.”

Maccabi Victoria President Brian Swersky said, “Mark’s contribution to our 22 clubs and State roof body has been invaluable. Mark has been instrumental in the roll out of our Maccabi schools program and the delivery of our Maccabi Player Leadership program. He has conducted numerous coaching workshops, sharing his expertise and professional insight with many of our clubs coaches, as well as the sports departments at some of our Jewish Schools. Mark has mentored and facilitated the appointment of Directors of Coaching at the Maccabi Athletics, Basketball, Netball and Cricket clubs. He has driven our hugely successful Charidy campaigns and has been actively engaged in many other areas of our organisation. Mark has engaged and entertained our members, Friends of Maccabi and the wider community on and off the field as a coach, mentor, lecturer and MC. Mark leaves our wonderful organisation in a far better place than when he arrived 2 years ago, for that we are grateful and hope to engage Mark to deliver specific Maccabi programs in the future”

Mark Williams said “My time at AJAX and Maccabi Victoria has opened my eyes to the amazing  people  and the  incredible spirit of the Jewish Community. I have learnt much and continue to be inspired by the dedication and hard work from many volunteers. I believe I have made a difference and put in place programs that will continue into the future. I thank Brian, Ronnie and Jason for all their support and hope to remain involved in some way into the future. I have really enjoyed coaching the AJAX FC in Amateur Footy and thank all the Players, Coaches & Staff for their efforts support & friendship - Go Jackas!”

Our organisation has been blessed with a strong history of Boards, Committees, staff, administrators, coaches and volunteers, a group of great leaders who have always put the organisation and community first, and Mark Williams now joins this distinguished group. Mark came to Maccabi Victoria and the AJAX Football Club in October 2016 with an impressive resume as an AFL Team Captain and an AFL Premiership Coach. Mark immediately demanded and delivered excellence on and off the field and represented Maccabi Victoria and the AJAX Football Club with passion, grace, class and true grit. Mark exhibited a tireless work ethic and daily devotion to his players, programs, clubs and our entire organisation. This October 2018 when Mark closes his screen on that infamous silver Apple laptop, our organisation will be in a much stronger position to face the challenges ahead thanks to Mark Williams. We truly wish Mark all the best in his future endeavours.

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