Edmonton Elite Board of Directors

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General Manager - John Kot

Vice President - Matthew Wilson

President - Nick Leonidakis

John has been a part of various teams in the AFL over the last 7 years, having been apart of the Edmonton Stallions, Edmonton Raiders, St. Albert Stars and Central Alberta Buccaneers. Venturing through the various channels of Edmonton football, from the Edmonton Chargers, WP Wagner High School, the Edmonton Huskies and now his final stop in the AFL,  John is very passionate and dedicated to bettering football in the Edmonton Area. This is evident through his coaching of the WP Wagner Warriors and now attempting to bring the Edmonton Elite to this great city.

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President - Nick Leonidakis

Vice President - Matthew Wilson

President - Nick Leonidakis

A former University of Windsor Lancer and 5 year veteran of the AFL having been a part of the Buccaneers, Monarchs and Jets. Nick brings a considerable knowledge of football operations, recruiting and partnership building which he intends to use to build a strong Edmonton team. With this experience Nick also intends to work in conjunction with the AFL in order for the Elite franchise, along with the AFL to experience great growth within the AFL and Canadian Major Football League (CMFL) respectively.

Also the Director of Player Representation & Recruitment.

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Vice President - Matthew Wilson

Vice President - Matthew Wilson

Vice President - Matthew Wilson

Matthew is a 12 year veteran of the AFL, having been a part of the various Edmonton Area teams, Fort McMurray Monarchs and Cold Lake Fighter Jets. Matthew brings a substantial knowledge of the Edmonton Area football scene being involved with Bev Facey High School Football, the Edmonton Seahawks Minor Football Club and assisting with the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Combining his experience in the AFL with his knowledge, football based relationships, community relations and the help of the other co-founders of the Edmonton Elite Football Club, affords the Edmonton Area a chance to create a football environment that is very successful, beyond the high school, Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and USports ranks.


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Secretary - Chanisse Dutchin

Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

Vice President - Matthew Wilson

Chanisse has been a supporter of the AFL over the last couple of years. She has been working in the hospitality industry over the last 8 years and brings a vast amount of knowledge and connections within the Alberta hospitality industry. Chanisse has been a huge supporter of the WP Wagner High School Warriors Football Team, having been apart of the parent council for over 3 years. With Chanisse’s hospitality connections, she can provide discounted group rates for each team within the AFL at the various Best Western hotel properties.

Also the Director of Sponsorships & Volunteers.

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Game Day Manager - Anna Fiddler-Berteig

Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

New to the AFL and a new football spectator, Anna has watched more than her share of football in the last 2 and a half years. Anna currently sits on the Alberta Dance Alliance board, a provincial arts service organization, which fosters and promotes the appreciation and practice of dance. Anna has experience with grant applications, advocacy at the provincial level and experience managing large scale events which she plans on utilising to grow the game and promote the organization for the Edmonton Elite Football Club.

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Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

Director of Communications & Media - Marley Woodside

Marley is new to the AFL, but has become a fan of the league with being around it for 5 years. Marley has the desire to become more involved and becoming part of a new franchise bid was the way in for her. Her fresh outside perspective and ideas will contribute greatly to an Edmonton Elite Club full of untapped potential.  

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Equipment Manager - Darryl Pretty

Equipment Manager - Darryl Pretty

Equipment Manager - Darryl Pretty

Darryl brings his extensive knowledge to the Edmonton Elite Football Club as he has recently stepped down as the Head Equipment Manager for the North Edmonton Seahawks Minor Football Club. 

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Treasurer - Charlotte Foster

Equipment Manager - Darryl Pretty

Equipment Manager - Darryl Pretty

Charlotte joins the Elite with an extensive knowledge built with helping manage funds and fundraising with the W.P. Wagner Warriors High School Football Team and Athletics in Edmonton, Alberta.