The Ben Campbell Building Group Tweed Heads Seagulls announced last month that after a long and exhaustive selection process, Matthew Jobson would take on the role of CEO of the club following the departure of Scott Clark.
Jobson, originally from Newcastle, was a professional rugby league player in Australia, the UK and France between 2000-2007.
At the completion of his playing career, Jobson moved to the Gold Coast to complete a business degree and is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration at Bond University, all while working as a senior property valuer on the Gold Coast.
Club Chairman Ian Paton said Jobson stood out in a field of experienced candidates -
“It is rare that you find someone who like Matt who has the academic experience and business acumen to run an (Intrust Super Cup) club, but also understands what is required to build a successful rugby league program.
“Matt presented us with an ambitious but achievable vision to improve all areas of the Club’s operations and we look forward to working with him to achieve that goal,” – Mr Paton said.
Jobson was excited about the opportunity of working for Tweed Heads Seagulls which is the oldest provincial rugby league club in Australia.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Tweed Heads Seagulls RLFC as their CEO,” Jobson said.
“My vision for the club is to provide a genuine development pathway for rugby league players in our area from Under 7s through to the Intrust Super Cup and to the NRL.
“I would like to thank the previous CEO Scott Clark for the wonderful contribution he has made to the formation of our Strategic Plan which will provide the framework to create a football club that the people of the southern Gold Coast and Northern Rivers can be proud of.
“The new NRL Funding Structure that is in place provides an unprecedented opportunity for clubs at our level and I look forward to ensuring that Seagulls return to their rightful position as a powerhouse in the Intrust Super Cup,” Jobson said
Jobson commenced his employment with the club on February 12 this year.