Tony Sawiris


Melville Junior Football Club

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After an interrupted 2020 season, 2021 felt like we were back into the groove of enjoying community footy.  Thank you to all of the players, families and dedicated volunteers for sticking with it and creating a great environment for our community to come together!


On approaching its 70th year, the Melville Junior Football Club has a proud history and culture of encouraging our youth to play footy, have fun and be part of a great community. It is a great honour and privilege to be given stewardship of our club as the President for 2022, and hopefully beyond.


Having lived in Melville for over 12 years and with my twin boys playing footy at Melville since Auskick, it felt like the time was right to give something back to the community and support the sport that I love. I grew up playing footy in the northern suburbs, supported the Cardies in the WAFL and watched my beloved Carlton on the Winners every Sunday afternoon. The memories of playing footy with my mates are always with me, and as a footy community, we help create those wonderful memories for our boys and girls, along with their families.


I have a passion for high performing teams and I look forward to working with the MJFC club committee and members to build a great community with strong connections.


On behalf of the club and committee, a big thankyou to Nathan Rugless who held the reigns as President and kept us on course over the last two years. I also wish to thank the committee members and volunteers who have supported our club, as without you, clubs like ours wont thrive. Along with the continued generous support from our sponsors, your involvement is crucial if we are to continue to grow in the coming years.



I am pleased to say that we have a great group of people working to steer the club through 2022, with the following committee members:


President:                                      Tony Sawiris                     

Vice-President:                              Brad Gillies

Secretary:                                      Adam Chin

Treasurer:                                      Kellie Zappara

Registrar:                                       Joanna Rusling                 

Coaching Coordinator:                  Clint Testa                         

Photos & Trophies Manager:         Freddie Lessdorf

Sponsorship Manager:                  Luke Gilliland

                                                      Anthony Langdon

Grounds & Maintenance:              Phil Finn

Property Manager:                        Dave Ralston

MPIO:                                            Ash Thomas

General Committee:                      Rebecca Haas

                                                      Mick Garkaklis

                                                      Nathan Rugless

                                                      Andrew Mulcahy

                                                      Dave McMahon

                                                      Graham Borgerson         




Whilst we have an injection of new people into a number of roles, we still need the support in a few other areas. Please  reach out to myself or Brad Gillies if any of the following roles interest you:


  • Auskick Coordinator

  • Canteen Manager