Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:12 AM

On Behalf of the Board of Directors I am delighted to announce David Crute as the new Chief Executive Officer of the West Perth Football Club.

The Board believes David has all the attributes to be a successful Chief Executive Officer at West Perth. We believe David will lead the club in a strong and professional manner and serve our members, sponsors, District and other key stakeholders to the standards that have been set in recent years.

David has spent the past eight years working with the Fremantle Football Club in the role of Community Development Manager. During this time he has successfully implemented the Dockers brand through community programs across Western Australia and Australia. Prior to his time at Fremantle, David developed his football career through a variety of roles at the Claremont Football Club. A former league player himself, David previously held the position of District Manager for the Tigers. He has also coached Claremont development squads, been an assistant coach at Claremont at Colts and League level and has coached the Claremont Reserves in his own right. This background in all levels of WAFL coaching will undoubtedly be of added benefit to all levels of our football operations.

The Club has consulted with both the WAFC and the Fremantle Dockers in making this appointment and both parties strongly endorse the decision of West Perth to appoint David to the position.

David will take up his position shortly after the Easter break.

Please join us in welcoming David to the West Perth Football Club.

Brett Raponi