Men of League Foundation is comprised of registered members, local committees, state-based staff and the national board, all working together to assist the men, women and children of the rugby league community.

National Board

Honorary Positions

Name Position
The Hon. John Fahey AC Patron
Ron Coote AM Honorary President

National Board

Name Position
Prof the Hon. Stephen Martin Chairman
Geoff Thoroughgood Company Secretary, Treasurer
Brad Howell Board Member
Alan Sullivan QC Board Member
Alan Tongue Board Member
Darryl Van de Velde Board Member – Leave of absence from 3 March 2017
Helen Wood Grant Board Member


Name Position
Frank Barrett Chief Executive Officer
Emile Assaf Financial Controller
Darryl Van de Velde Interim Queensland State Manager
Ben Ross NSW State Manager
Mark Bunting Queensland Wellbeing and Education Officer
Richard Mills Database Manager
Jessica Schwartz Events and Community Engagement
Samantha James Queensland Events Manager
Belinda Perry Queensland Administration