2014 FFV AGM held
Kimon Taliadoros announced as new president, Tal Karp and Nicholas Tsiaras join board, nine life members added
The 2014 Football Federation Victoria annual general meeting was conducted last night, with a large number of members present.
Outgoing president Nicholas Monteleone, the chair of finance and audit committee Tammi Rose, and CEO Peter Gome all spoke in relation to operations, performance of the organisation and the outlook for the year ahead.
FFV’s audited financial statements for the year ending 31 October 2014 were presented to the members and were passed unanimously.
FFV last night also announced the election of Kimon Taliadoros as its new president and the election of Tal Karp and Nick Tsiaras as directors.
The elections were held following the retirements of former president Nick Monteleone, as well as board directors Lynne Jordan and Steven Milicevic.
Incoming president Kimon Taliadoros said he was honoured to take the reign for the next four years.
"I'm truly humbled to have been elected to such an important position in Australian football," Taliadoros said.
"It's time for the sport to unite behind a common cause, supporting the growth and prosperity of the game, and continue on the path to making Victoria the premier football state in Australia."
FFV thanks all candidates who applied for their enthusiasm and dedication to football in Victoria.
Four new life members were also inducted at the 2014 FFV annual general meeting.
Former Socceroo and South Melbourne stalwart Jimmy Armstrong, GNEFA director Vince Sagoleo, former Socceroos goalkeeper Jeff Olver, and former referee Anthony Beazleigh were all inducted as life members due to their various services to the game.
Five life members from the Goulburn North East Football Association were also integrated as FFV life members being Chris Davkovski, Frank Trimboli, George Davkovski, Herbie Mathers and Mimmo Lia.
FFV would like to express its sincere gratitude to all Life Members for their service to football over a long period of time and thank them for playing their part in shaping the Victorian football landscape.
Kimon Taliadoros has been involved in football for more than 40 years as a player, a TV and radio analyst, a club administrator, a school volunteer, a coach, and now an accredited referee.
He has not only an illustrious playing career, highlighted by nine appearances for the Socceroos, as well as more than 240 appearances in the NSL, but he also has experience in the administration side of football.
Taliadoros was the inaugural CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), and helped establish strategic plans for Victoria's largest community club Brighton SC, as well as major Mildura club Three Colours FC.
He also has an extensive career in the media as an SBS, Fox Sports, and ABC Grandstand football analyst.
Tal Karp has a footballing CV to rival some of the greats.
She has 27 appearances for the Matildas to her name, has captained the Melbourne Victory W-League side, and has played football in both women's and men's leagues across the country, including in Western Australia, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and Victoria.
After her playing career, Karp has coached youth development and local teams in Victoria and the ACT, and holds an AFC 'B' coaching licence.
But not only is Karp one of the country's greatest ever footballers, she also has significant experience as a lawyer and advocate.
While Karp was competing for Australia, she was also pursuing a career in law. She graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra with a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Arts.
Since then, she has held high-level roles in both law firms and courts across Victoria, including in administrative law, tribunal, and appellate work.
Nicholas Tsiaras is a member of the football community through and through.
He has a background as a player, administrator, parent, and volunteer.
In addition to helping manage and run both Collingwood City FC and Box Hill United SC, Tsiaras has extensive experience in business management and consulting, as well as the financial sector.
He is the former chief financial officer of the National Superannuation Administrator and is a former manager at two large accounting forms.
Over the last 15 years, he has run his own accounting, taxation, and advisory service.