Over the last 12months I have got to know Terry Dillon very well. As the Chairperson of the Templestowe FC Executive Committee for long term planning, Terry assisted the Executive with providing the tools and educating the club on how to solidify our goals and plans for the next 3-5years.
Terry's initial presentation and then ongoing advice and guidance has provided and assisted the club to set a clearer vision for where we want to be in five years' time and how we may plan to get there.
Also helping us with managing, planning and measuring the today (2015) better as well. Terry's approach was inclusive and thoughtful, building on his vast knowledge and experience:
In the AFL
Most latterly as COO / acting CEO at St Kilda FC and over 16 years' at 2 other AFL clubs; Collingwood and Hawthorn in various roles ranging from: CFO, COO and acting CEO positions.
At a local Football club level
Terry is ex-player, life member and Executive of the Cora Lynn FC (a very small community club) out of West Gippsland that plays in the Ellinbank & District FL
Terry is extremely passionate about his local football club, the Cora Lynn FC and he has been the driving force behind the huge success story of Cora Lynn both on and off the field over the last decade where the clubs future was on the line and now setting the standard for others to follow.
Since his initial presentation and guidance Terry has continually made himself available to assist with any points of clarity or advice the club may need. Most recently, Terry presented to the broader Templestowe FC community at our bi-monthly Business Networking Breakfasts attended by over 35 local businesses and sponsors.
He presented on a topic very close to all community clubs hearts – Understanding of the value local clubs in the community, how more hands make everyone's jobs easier and how local business support is paramount to the strength and success of good community clubs.