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GRAHAM MARSHALL​​​​​​​ (CHAIRPERSON)

Graham Marshall is presently the Trade Services Business Manager within Property Services at the University of Otago. He is married to Bronwyn and has three children, Olivia, Annabel, and Harrison, all of whom have played football and futsal throughout the years. Olivia represented Oceania in a Futsal tournament in Brazil during 2012 and played representative football. Annabel played 1st Eleven football at OGHS, and Harrison has played representative age group football and is a current member of the Southern United Academy. He was appointed to the Football South Board in June 2017, was elected Deputy Chair during 2018 and Chair after the 2019 AGM. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is a current member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Graham has had a 40-year association with football in the Federation, first starting out as a junior at Green Island Football Club, then playing for Dunedin City in the National league during the 1980s. While at Dunedin City the opportunity for a 4-month scholarship to Crystal Palace Football Club was taken under the watch full eye of Steve Coppell, the former England International. During his career, Graham has represented New Zealand at U16 level, U20 level and as a full All White during the years 1994 – 1998. Along with his playing career, Graham has also taken time to coach girls and women’s teams, community teams, boys’ teams, and the Southern United Youth team and holds a Senior level 2 coaching badge. 

Outside of football Graham enjoys enjoy travelling, fishing, music and taking his dogs to one of the many outstanding beaches in and around Dunedin.