Board Members

Keith Hill

Keith, a dedicated member of the Aspley Hornets for over 35 years, holds the esteemed title of Football Life Member. With a playing career spanning from 1985 to 2003, he participated in over 200 Senior Men’s games, achieving success in numerous grand finals.

Keith’s contributions extend beyond the field, having coached various teams, established programs at the Hornets like Auskick, and received recognition as Club Man of the Year in 2019 and 2020. He attributes Aspley’s success to its strong junior base, economic prudence, and unwavering commitment to inclusion and community engagement.

Keith’s leadership extends to his professional life, where he excels as a business owner and served as Club President since 2021.

Tim Gillespie

Tim has served as Secretary for 21 years and boasts a remarkable 45 years of continuous service on the Committee/Board since 1976. Since joining in 1974, Tim’s involvement has spanned generations, with all three sons and grandson playing junior football at the. He’s been instrumental in the Past Players & Supporters Association since its inception in 1984 and earned Life Membership in 1986. Tim’s accolades include having the Best Clubman shield named in his honour, the AFL Volunteers Recognition Award for 25 years of service, the AFL Merit Award for 40 years of service, and being named Clubs Queensland’s Club Director of the Year in 2016.

Tim’s career has been in management positions with international, national, and major companies. Committed to ongoing improvement, he has completed numerous club-related workshops and believes in the power of organised sports for youth development and community growth. Tim’s goal is to elevate Aspley Australian Football & Sporting Club into the pinnacle of sporting and social excellence nationwide.

Peter Goeldner

Peter has been an integral part of Aspley Hornets for 15 years, ascending to Life Membership in 2016. Currently serving as Club Treasurer, he’s been a board member since 2017. Peter’s coaching journey began in 2009 with Auskick, progressing through various youth and senior roles.

He was honoured as the AFLQ QFA Colts Coach of the Year in 2017. Peter spearheaded the elevation of the Women’s program to QAFLW in 2018, marking a significant milestone. With a Bachelor of Business degree and over 20 years as a Chief Financial Officer across diverse industries, his leadership is invaluable to the club’s success.

Peter Delbridge
Director of Senior Football

Peter’s journey with Aspley Hornets began in 1977 with the Under 10’s, coached by current life member Peter Eyles. Though limited by work, study, and family commitments, he has remained involved, with all six of his sons playing with the Hornets since the age of six.

Professionally, Peter owned and operated Edge Concepts for 30 years, growing it into a leading metal works contractor in Brisbane and Southeast Queensland. Peter felt it was time to join the board after advocating for changes over the years, particularly regarding the Junior-to-Senior football pathway. He believes in the club’s current direction and is eager to contribute to its continued development as the ultimate ‘ONE CLUB’ family for all our footballers.

Mal Kerr
Director of Junior Football

Malcolm and his family have been part of Aspley Hornets since his eldest son joined Auskick in 2015. He’s coached his son’s team since their transition from Auskick and has continued coaching every year since, supported by Amanda, Lachlan, Josh, and Lucas. Malcolm received the Tim Gillespie Clubman of the Year award in 2021. Committed to fostering Junior and Youth football, he ensures players enjoy their time at the club and develop essential skills.

Despite playing Junior Football elsewhere, Malcolm’s passion for the game drives him to share his love and knowledge with Aspley Hornets. He occasionally plays with Aspley Masters and has served on the board for three years, supporting programs like AFL9’s. Professionally, Malcolm has 22 years of experience in the fire industry and is a partner at Citifire Services, which sponsors junior teams and milestone medals at Aspley Hornets.

Michael Trost
Grounds Director

Mick has been involved at the Aspley Hornets since 1994 when he moved his family from Central QLD to Brisbane. Mick’s involvement has covered many aspects within the club over this period ranging from Team Manager, Volunteer, and Board Director. Thus, earning the role as Life Member for his continued commitment to the Apsley Hornets.

Mick Trost has devoted 42 years to the Telecommunications industry before venturing into self-employment. With 15 years as a Director, Mick currently oversees Facilities and Grounds Maintenance, also chairing the Disciplinary committee. He’s proud of the club’s growth and looks forward to enjoying retirement with his wife, Julie, after 42 years of marriage.

Joanne Waters

Since 2015, Jo has been part of the Hornets, initially through her oldest son’s football journey. Now, it’s her second son who carries on the tradition, displaying a deep love for the sport since age five. While previously serving as Team Manager, her focus shifted to coordinating the club’s First Aid and Ground Marshals. From 2020, her role expanded to include volunteer coordination, encompassing recruitment, scheduling, and supply management. In 2022, she transitioned from temporary to full-time Board Member after briefly serving as a Director.

Professionally, Jo has been with the Queensland Ambulance Service since 2004, currently in a Manager’s Operation role, drawing on my background as an IVF Scientist. Jo’s personal philosophy centres on accepting what can’t be changed and focusing on efforts where control can be exerted.

Brett Howson

Brett and his family have dedicated over 16 years to Aspley Hornets, culminating in his Life Membership in 2020 and recognising his impact on Junior and Youth football. Transitioning from QAFL football at age 30, he played a pivotal role in the 2002 Senior Men’s Premiership team, later serving as Captain/Assistant coach.

Brett coached various age groups from U6’s to Seniors from 2010 to 2020, totalling 268 games across 11 years. He’s supported by his wife Kathy and sons, Mitch and Jake. Brett emphasizes investing in youth players for sustained success and looks forward to learning from Hornets QAFLW teams. Professionally, he owns and operates a security consulting and installation business.