Hghlanders’ GM steps down after playoff run ends

Change is in the air for the Victoria Highlanders Football Club after general manager and vice president Drew Finerty announced his plans to step down after the club was eliminated from the PDL playoffs on the weekend.

Change is in the air for the Victoria Highlanders Football Club after general manager and vice president Drew Finerty announced his plans to step down after the club was eliminated from the PDL playoffs on the weekend.

“The timing is now right for me to step aside and make way for new blood and direction,” he said.

For the past four years Finerty has been a fixture at the club in this role, but says he now wants to spend more time with his family, bring more balance to his life and take care of a minor health issue.

Club owner Alex Campbell will be taking his place moving forward with the organization.

“This club is a unique entity in the sports fabric of Vancouver Island where it is the only club to offer male and female programs with teams at the highest level (PDL and W-League) along with (U20) Reserve and (U18),” said Finerty. “I have held the dream job for the past four years.”

His position was the first general manager post in the club’s history.

Finerty has a long history of involvement in the local sports community. He was general manager for the Victoria Rebels, business development manager for the 2007 World BMX Championships, founder and president of the Island Pacific Roller Hockey League, general manager of the Victoria Riptides Soccer Club, and coach of the Juan de Fuca Soccer Club.

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