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Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 22 June 2007/Categories: News

The Board of Athletics New South Wales have elected Peter Bromley as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athletics NSW.


Peter Bromley was elected unanimously.


He replaces John Patchett, who has stepped down as ANSW Chairman after close to three years in the role in order to devote more time to coaching athletes. John previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Athletics NSW from 1997-2001. Mr Patchett will remain a Director of Athletics NSW.


Peter Bromley, a former NSW 1500m champion in 1975, is currently the General Manager of LJ Hooker Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand. He has been a Director on the Athletics NSW Board for four years.


“I’m very proud to have been elected to the position of Chairman in what I think is a very exciting time for the sport,” said Bromley following his election. “We are in a strong position to move our sport forward.”


Bromley also praised the outgoing Chairman on the work done in developing the sport. “John has made an invaluable contribution to our sport over the last ten years. Firstly guiding the company as CEO in a period of economic uncertainty and more recently as Chairman during which time a number of new initiatives have been implemented.”


Mr Patchett reminisced fondly on his term as Chairman. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years as Chairman and believe that a course has been set to enable athletics to move to the next level.”


Bromley is determined to build on the strong foundations currently in place to develop Athletics NSW into the leading provider of athletics in Australia.


“We need to give athletics and our athletes a profile that the public recognises and expects from our sport. Through initiatives such as our ‘Clubs On Track’ Model Club Policy we aim to build a stronger membership base and more relevant club structure in both metropolitan and country areas. This is the key to our long term success.”


Bromley also sees the need to revitalise the image of athletics. “We need to market our sport as a product that we can sell to the public and to sponsors. I think there is room to experiment more with how we run competitions and engage the public. We have seen other sports change their profile – we are in a prime position to do the same with ours.” 

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