MRFC Board of Directors

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President- Anthony Bergelin

Anthony has a long and rich association with the Manly Rugby Football Club. He is the eldest son of former club great Bernie Bergelin and he has personally amassed over 200 grade matches for the Marlins. Anthony is determined to set a clear vision for the club during his tenure, with a strong emphasis on building relations within the Manly community and the Junior Clubs in the Manly District. He is eager to ensure the Marlins are in a position to make a challenge for the Club Championship and he will look to the clubs ladder position as a key indicator of our on-field success. Away from Rugby, Anthony is the Director and Licensee In Charge of his family run Real Estate agency in Manly, Bergelin Estate Agents.

Vice President - Morgan Lane

The son of a life member of the club, Morgan has been involved in the Club for over 30 years starting out as a ball-boy, then playing juniors, colts and grade. Over the more recent years he has coached a variety of local junior and colts teams at Manly. His role is to support the President in the Club’s endeavours, work with the Club Captain and playing groups, and drive the Club’s culture and ethos for the benefit of the players, supporters and the local community. Away from the field, Morgan is a partner at Logie-Smith Lanyon with over a decade of corporate advisory experience.

Treasurer - TBC

Biog to follow

Company Secretary - Sarah Jane Davies

Biog to follow.

Communications - Daniel Boland

Danny arrived in Manly in 2007 from Dublin where he played his football primarily at levels most kindly described as “social rugby” for University College Dublin RFC. He joined the Marlins upon arriving on the famous Little Manly beach and has rarely left the peninsula since, aside from Marlins away games and occasional cultural trips to Irelands 33rd county, Bondi Junction. He captained 4th Grade to a crushing Grand Final loss in 2012, was the Club Captain in 2013 and will be togging out again for the Marlins in 2016 in an attempt to reach a milestone of 150 grade games for the Marlins. Danny is responsible for Marlins engagement with the Community, including through the Marlins Website and social media, and with local organisations. Off the field he is the Deputy General Counsel for Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Membership - Claire Martin

Claire grew up supporting her brother’s rugby teams over the years in roles including team touch judge, team manager and director of Sydney Harlequins. Her role is to assist the treasurer and manage membership with an aim to increase engagement with the community. Claire is a prominent Property Lawyer who embraces technology and sits on the Property Law Committees of the Law Society and Young Lawyers’.

Rugby Pathway - Sean Richardson

Sean’s pathway to the Manly Marlins has come through 14 years as part of Junior Rugby within the Manly District. Sean’s core role is developing and maintaining the pathway of junior rugby players transitioning to the Manly Colts program and then on to Manly Grade. Development includes both skills & education for players and a coaching pathway for the betterment of the Manly District and toward representative appointments. Succession planning is an imprtant activity of this role.

Events - Adam Hill

Adam’s family has been involved with the Manly Rugby Club for the past 70 years. Having played around 130 grade games for the club during the 1980’s, Adam has also coached and managed various second and third grade sides over the years. His role is to improve the “match day experience” for our loyal Marlin’s supporters at the Village Green. The key areas to be improved will centre around food and beverage options, as well as service. Adam is also a co-director of “Adam Hill Designs P/L”, a company that has been designing and wholesaling souvenir clothing for the Australian tourist market since 1985.

Sponsorship - David Campbell

David has been a resident of the Manly area for close to 50 years and has been a long term supporter of the Marlins. For the lest three years he has sponsored the club though his company, currency manager Hunter Burton Capital. David brings over 30 years experience in the corporate world to his role as Director responsible for club sponsorships and aims to ensure all sponsors positively engage with the club through their association, receiving maximum return on investment for their support of the club.     

Risk Management- Cameron Douglas 

Cameron joined the Manly club straight from school after moving down from country NSW. He played and captained the first grade team at Manly, captained the Australian U21 team and represented the NSW Waratahs. After finishing playing Cameron served on the board for several years before starting a family and dedicating his time to junior rugby in the Manly district, serving as a board member and president of both a Manly junior club and of the Manly Junior Rugby Union. Cameron has worked as an insurance broker and risk advisor for nearly 30 years both in business for himself and now with the largest risk advisory firm in the world, Marsh. Cameron’s role on the board is to focus on all areas of risk faced by the Club. Cameron has 2 sons that are keen rugby players and who are dedicated Marlins fans, his eldest having just started playing for Manly Marlins Colts. 

Partnerships - David Dennison 

David has lived in the Manly area for close to 20 years and has had strong links with local rugby during this time.  He was coach with the Seaforth Raiders and all three of his sons have played for various Manly village rugby clubs including the junior Marlins. David has worked in the energy and resources sector most of his career. He has significant corporate experience notably in client management hence his role as our Partnerships Director.  He is also Manly’s representative on the Board of the Sydney Rays (NRC and Aon 7s). Outside of work and rugby, David is an active member of the Rural Fire Service in the Hunter Valley.


Director - Simon Herbert

Simon is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a non-executive director who specialises in Board Governance and Performance. Simon has been the a member of Manly Rugby for the last 5 years and is brother to Tim Herbert, a previous 1st Team Captain for Manly.