Werribee making it work in tough 2020

Despite the challenges 2020 has thrown up, the Werribee Football Club has continued fostering its relationships with sponsors.

Senior coach Mark Williams recently presented a workshop to 70 plus staff from long-time sponsor Matchworks on how to lead a team in a crisis, via Zoom.

Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna also tuned in and shed some light on how the club has responded to the changing times: “We have enjoyed a mutually rewarding partnership with Matchworks since 2004. Unfortunately circumstances have prevented that continuing in its traditional form this year but with both organisations being adaptable and fluid we have found ways to create opportunities to continue to support each other.”

Matchworks summarised the successful workshop in a LinkedIn post: “Thank you Mark Williams from the Werribee Football Club for your inspiring presentation about how to lead a team in a crisis.

Yesterday, Mark shared loads of refreshing ideas to help our Vic leadership team get the best out of our people moving forward. He talked about leading remotely in lockdown and ways we can continue to build a great team culture in times of change.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to remote leadership, so the sharing of effective concepts and ideas helped our leaders find new ways to support the different needs of our employees."

General Manager (jobactive) Nicole Mattson added: “Such a privilege to have the coach of WFC Mark Williams present on leading teams in times of crisis. MatchWorks has sponsored Werribee Football Club for the last 15 years, supporting the local Wyndham community. A great morning on Zoom hearing how Mark has worked with a range of players and clubs to bring success.