AFL season is barely behind us. The trade deadline expired at 2pm Thursday. Talent scouts have been swarming around contracted and uncontracted players alike. Sports journalists have been conjecturing about who will play for which club next year. Some fans will be disappointed. Others will be elated.
While all of that has been a distraction for some, the very skilful and highly regarded Senior Viticulturist from CCW, Andrew Weeks (Weeksy to most) has moved across the river from the CCW camp to the Riverland Wine camp where he will take on the role of Business Manager in December, just in time for pre-season preparation.
Riverland Wine Executive Officer Chris Byrne said it is fantastic to have Weeksy joining the team. “His qualifications, experience and contribution to the industry both within the Riverland and beyond have rendered him one of the most highly credentialed and sought after professionals in his field. Riverland wine is most fortunate to have secured his commitment. He will move directly into the senior assistant coaching role with responsibility for the entire mid-field program.”
Weeksy commented that he is looking forward to the challenge, especially with the imminent release of the first Strategic Plan for Riverland Wine. He added he has enjoyed his five years at CCW and has gained much from the experience and it will stand him in good stead for the broader role. He is also very keen to continue to represent Riverland Wine on the Federal Growers body (WGGA) especially in the areas of policy development around wine tax and biosecurity.
Good move Weeksy!