Grzanka Joins Ambitious Jets Team
The Newcastle Jets have bolstered their staff roster by appointing Paul Grzanka as the club’s Consumer Marketing Manager in preparation for the exciting new season.
The Newcastle Jets have bolstered their staff roster by appointing Paul Grzanka as the club-s Consumer Marketing Manager in preparation for the exciting new season.
While it may not be the big name player signing fans were hoping for, the Newcastle Jets- are confident the former Sydney Swans Membership and Match Operations Manager-s addition is another step to drive the club forward.
Born and bred in Maitland, Grzanka returns home to join the Jets- team after spending more than a decade in the business and sports management industry.
Grzanka spent seven years at the Sydney Swans and was part of the team that moved some of the Swans- home games to the Olympic Stadium, where they increased averaged crowds to 40 and 50 thousand.
After the Swans won the 2006 AFL Premiership, Grzanka left the club and joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs as the General Manager of Marketing under the new ownership of Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes à Court.
The Rabbitohs- membership base grew from 6,000 to 20,000, currently the largest Membership in the NRL.
The former Maitland Magpie plans to increase the engagement in the community and bring similar success to the Hunter.
“I see similarities between what Nathan Tinkler is doing in my hometown to what was happening at the Rabbitohs under their new owners.
“When I left the AFL, I saw Peter Holmes and Russell Crowe bringing together a great team of people with business acumen to rugby league, and the results speak for itself.” Grzanka said.
“We-re currently working to put together a team that will ultimately, with the support of the Hunter community, challenge the Melbourne Victory for the biggest membership in the Hyundai A-League”.
If Grzanka-s record and the club-s ambition is anything to go by, fans can be assured that no stone is left unturned striving to make the Newcastle Jets Australia-s premier Hyundai A-League club.