22 November, 2021
New Gladiators committee announced for 2022 season
THE Mareeba Gladiators have concluded their annual general meeting and elected a new committee, with John Arcidiacono returning at the helm.
Mr Arcidiacono was president for the Gladiators four years ago and now returns to lead the new committee with Darrin Hastie as vice president, Tanya Croucher as secretary, Rachael Morgan in Treasurer and Chris Sheppard as head coach.
Mr Sheppard will be juggling duties as the Gladiators head coach alongside other duties in Mareeba Junior Rugby League and the Northern Pride.
“My main reason for returning to the president’s seat is for Darrin Hastie coming in as vice president, so I’m there to guide him along,” Mr Arcidiacono said.
“Hopefully down the track he will take the president’s job on.
“Plus, I have a very keen interest in Mareeba, being involved on the committee for quite a number of years.”
Mr Hastie said he was just paying dues forward to the club that has supported him over all the years.
“I believe you’ve got to take on the vice presidency role and learn the ropes before you step into the big job,” he said.
“At this stage I am possibly looking at the president’s role, you don’t go into the vice president’s role if you don’t think you’re not going to step up in a few years.”