Outgoing AFL Wide Bay president Mark Mason.
Outgoing AFL Wide Bay president Mark Mason.

Mason hands over reins at Bay

AUSSIE RULES: Outgoing AFL Wide Bay president Mark Mason says the time is right for him to move away.

Mason celebrated his final day as president yesterday, helping to launch the new AFL Wide Bay women's competition set to startfor next year.

He will be replaced by Anthony Stoddard, who has been the female football co-ordinator and director at the organisation for the lastpast 12 months.

"Cooked, I'm cooked,” Mason laughed as he explained the his reason why he isfor leaving.

"It will be good to have a change and step back a bit.

"I'll still be around football and I will most likely <QL>help people behind the scenes.”

Mason leaves after two years as president of AFL Wide Bay.

He said the growth of the competition has beenwas the highlight of his tenure.

"We've had Maryborough come back into the competition and be successful in reserves last year and we've got the start of a new Bundaberg club, which is in our strategic planning,” he said.

"The standard of the competition and the evenness of the competition has been great.”

Mason won't be lost to the sport entirely.

He plans to be still involved in the AFL Wide Bay competition in other ways that will start next year.



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