Outgoing Richmond president Peggy O’Neill will lead an organizing committee tasked with planning the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
O’Neil will chair the organizing committee and will work with former Victorian COVID-19 commander Geron Weimar, who is now the organization’s chief executive officer.
American-born O’Neill was the first woman to serve as AFL president, taking the Tigers from a consistently underperforming team to one of the best in the competition. A pioneering president finish her 10 year mission He oversaw three Premier League games in 2017, 2019 and 2020, and was appointed head of the club’s board of directors in December.
The Commission is tasked with organizing international events statewide, in a decentralized format distributed to regional hubs in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.
“I love sport and what it means for communities across Victoria. We are excited to make sure that the diverse voices of are heard,” said O’Neill.
Announced Friday night by Deputy Prime Minister and Commonwealth Games Minister Jacinta Allan, the new board includes First Nations supporter Belinda Duarte and corporate and public sector executive Lisa Gray.
Also present are representatives of the international Commonwealth Games Federation and Commonwealth Games Australia.
victorian delegation attended the closing ceremony The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this month are gearing up for the state of Victoria’s event four years from now. The cost of sending the group was not disclosed.
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Outgoing Richmond Tigers club president Peggy O’Neill to chair Victoria Commonwealth Games Planning Commission
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