Stuart Balloch

Football Operations Manager

Stuart has held the position of Football Operations Manager for the best part of a decade. He joined the club in 2008 and for the next eight years worked closely with CEO Mark Penaluna to ensure the effective and efficient management and operation of the club.

In 2016, Stu joined the Essendon District Football League as their Football Operations Manager. After a year in that role, Stu returned to Avalon Airport Oval to tackle a new challenge — helping the club transition back into a standalone VFL side at a new $13 million headquarters at Avalon Airport Oval, Chirnside Park.

As a footballer, Stu played in the VAFA, winning two premierships with Old Westbourne and one with Old Essendon. While playing with the Western Jets in the TAC Cup, Stu was invited to train with Werribee during the 2004 preseason.

A father of two girls and twin boys, Stu holds a Bachelor's degree focused in Sport Administration/Management from Victoria University.


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