clint williams, northern region
GENERAL MANAGER, COWBOYS LEAGUES CLUB
p: 07 4724 8000
(holds office until 2021)
Clint was born and raised in Townsville. In 1998 he commenced a Management Degree at James Cook University, however soon realised that the lecture hall wasn’t for him. After only 6 months he dropped out and commenced a Hospitality Traineeship at the Brothers Leagues Club, where he was appointed to his first managerial role as a Duty Manager in 1999. In the year 2000, Clint moved to Brisbane for a Duty Managers Role at the Aspley Hornets, where he would spend the next 5 years and eventually be promoted to Operations Manager. In 2005 he participated in the then Fosters Leadership Academy. Soon after was appointed to his first General Managers role at the Moreton Bay Sports Club where he spent 2 years, before moving to the Norths Devils Leagues Club, where he was General Manager for nearly 4 years. In 2011, Clint returned to Townville to commence his current role as General Manger of the Cowboys Leagues Club. In the last 9 years, the Club has invested nearly $20 million through renovations, building acquisitions and diversification initiatives to consolidate the long-term success of the Leagues Club and ensure its continued support of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys. In 2015, he received the award for Club Manager of the Year at the Clubs QLD Awards. Clint believes he received this award and any other success he has had because of the efforts of those who he works with. He takes the same approach to his appointment to the Board and hopes his efforts can contribute to helping Clubs Queensland achieve success.
gavin lyons, northern region
CHAIRMAN, BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB TOWNSVILLE
p: 0419 712 917
(holds office until 2022)
Prior to his retirement, Gavin was employed in local government in Townsville since 1974 and spent the final 20 years as a Director. He has been heavily involved with Brothers Townsville and spent 21 years playing for the club before finishing in 1984. He became President of Brothers Townsville Football Club in 1985 until 1993 and joined the Board of the Leagues Club in 1987 and has since continued on the Board. He was elected Chairman in 1998 and currently still hold that position. Gavin was awarded the Clubs Queensland Club Director of the Year in 2008 and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Gavin is a strong advocate for community clubs and the benefits they bring to our local communities.
tony castro, central & western region
SECRETARY, THE WAVES SPORTS CLUB
p: 07 4152 1531
(holds office until 2023)
Tony is married to Lisa and has two children, Elizabeth who has a degree in forensic science and is a police officer, and Jonathan who is an optometrist. Tony was born and bred in Bundaberg and owned a sugar cane farm as part of a family company which was sold in November 2017. Tony is a member on the Management Committee of The Waves as secretary and has held that position for the past 28 years. He also has a position on the Club’s corporate governance sub-committee. Tony was appointed to the Bundaberg Region Sport & Recreation Advisory Group by the Bundaberg Regional Council since November 2011. The role of this advisory group is to assist the Council with its strategic planning and development of sporting and recreational facilities within its regional boundaries.
Other commitments include being a director of Bridges Health & Community Care, Queensland Thunder Netball Club (Sunshine Coast) and the most recent appointment on Regional Business HQ.
julie strudwick, central & western region
(holds office until 2023)