Dear Club Presidents, Committee Members, Coaches and Players,

 Re: Announcing our New General Manager - Volleyball SA

It is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Volleyball SA has appointed Karla Della Pietra as our next General Manager. Karla will join VSA on 22 November.

Many of you will know Karla from her earlier years at VSA in various roles, including Marketing and Events Manager.

The Board selected Karla to lead VSA through the next phase of our strategic plan because of her outstanding experience within the South Australian sporting industry - including at Netball SA/Adelaide Thunderbirds, Netball Australia and the South Australian Cricket Association. Karla also brings relationships with key VSA stakeholders, and an intimate understanding of VSA.

Karla also serves as a board member at Baseball SA adding strategic marketing and sponsorship expertise.

Karla is passionate about volleyball, community engagement, events and project management, corporate partnerships, and engaging people and teams.

I would like to thank Anne-Marie McAinsh for an exceptional job as our General Manager over the past 7 years and for her professionalism over a 12 year career with VSA. Anne-Marie will continue in the role until after Karla commences and will play an instrumental role in handover.

Anne-Marie has led VSA with passion and vision for the growth and success of volleyball in the South Australian and wider communities and this deserves recognition, as do the outstanding results the VSA team has achieved under her leadership.

As we prepare to enter this transitional leadership period, I encourage everyone in the volleyball community to give your full support to Karla, as we stay focussed on delivering great results for our sport and everyone involved.

Warm regards,

Craig Watson

President Volleyball SA

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Volleyball SA

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