Avondale United

Founded 1972

Co. Cork

Club Update

Dear Club Members,

My name is Mags Cronin, in September the committee nominated and voted on me as new Club Chair and in a first for Avondale United a chairwoman!

This wasn’t something I would have expected when my sons started training with the club a few years ago. In our family's time with the club we have experienced inclusivity and encouragement along with an enhanced love and involvement with soccer which prompted me to give back by joining the club committee earlier this year, when invited by some committee members. In another first, I have been coaching, with a fabulous group of mums, the U13 C boys team, which is a life experience in itself. We love it.

My personal qualifications and work experience in business with sales & marketing, events & planning experience, along with former board and committee experience, hopefully will bring something to the club. 

I can attest to the hard working, overstretched committee of a club that’s experienced unprecedented growth within recent years. My 3 children play in the club and I am also involved at committee level in a local primary school, so am keenly aware of the needs for improved facilities and the need to continue the work of the committee to meet these needs.

Im hoping to bring fresh energy, positivity and a new perspective to the Avondale Committee team with the main areas of focus as follows:  Facilities, Communication, Lobbying, Policy & Governance. Coach Education and Club Mark are also high on the to do list. Some updates are detailed below.

The last few weeks, I have met with some key club members and local political representatives to learn as much as possible, and to build with the committee an actionable plan going forward. Shortly we will share an Avondale United strategy document as we plan for the interim, 3 to 5 years, and the next 10 years. 

Attached is an organizational chart of the current club structure, so you can see who is involved in the various areas of the club. We have recently created some more subcommittees and have identified a number of roles that we need help with.

If you have any questions, feedback, suggestions or concerns, I can be reached on 0879535040.

Looking forward to the year ahead. Thank you for the support already received.

King Regards 

Mags Cronin