The Manjimup Rovers Soccer Club has elected its first female president in the club’s history. Briana Farquhar has been a Manjimup Rover since she was 16 years old, however had to miss six seasons due to injury, and now at 29 has taken on the top job at the club after being elected unopposed by the club committee two weeks ago at the annual general meeting. Farquhar said she was looking forward to working with many of the committee members as they build towards a shared vision for the Manjimup Rovers. “I spent a lot of time with most of the people who are on the committee last season and liked the direction of the club and wanted to be a part of it,” she said. “I think a lot of the committee members have returned from last season and the ones who have come back and stepped into those roles have all been really supportive. “They have all got a direction they want for the club as well and collaboratively I think together we are going to do great things (for the club).” Farquhar said some of the main priorities included boosting numbers at the club and creating a more inclusive environment, particularly with young people to get them more involved in the sport. The newly-elected president said she was excited about the future of the Manjimup Rovers and was proud to be leading the club. At the club’s AGM, Stephen Burch was re-elected to his position as vice-president with Jaime Mair continuing as treasurer and Jeremy Connor as club secretary. Farquhar took over the position of club president from Mike Coley who led the club last season.