The South West Football League have appointed Jason Crowe as its new General Manager after the resignation of Simone Nani from the role in September. Crowe was appointed to the role after being ratified by the Club Delegates at a recently convened meeting to finalise the position.
Jason has an extensive background in Football, most notably as arguably Western Australia’s most experienced and decorated Goal Umpire, having officiated in 1488 games since 1994, including 19 SWFL League Grand Finals, 8 GNFL League Grand Finals and 14 Landmark League Grand Finals. He has umpired 994 games in the SWFL which is an all time record and is a Life Member of the Umpires Association. Jason also served as SWFL Umpires Association President for eleven years, bringing a high level of professionalism to the Umpiring Department, where he also served in the last two years as the Umpires Board Delegate to the SWFL.
Aside from Umpiring Jason has worked on a casual basis with the SWFL for the past six years, maintaining the website, statistical records, awards and facebook pages on game day, and has a vast array on knowledge of the local football landscape.
“I am excited to be given the role, and it is not lost on me the enormity of the position and the inevitable comparisons that will be made to previous persons who have held the General Managers role, but I will put my own stamp on the position, and will ensure I do it to the best of my ability, serving all member clubs, the umpires and the SWFL Executive”.
After a 31 year career in Banking, Jason hopes to bring much of that knowledge and discipline with him into the role, which he will commence on Monday, 15 November 2021.