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The Creek farewells Paul Ellis

Albion Park Harness Racing Club (The Creek) has today announced that committee member Paul Ellis will be resigning from the Club’s board.

After sixteen years on the Albion Park board, Paul Ellis announced his resignation at the club’s monthly board meeting on 30th March, 2022.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the board. I’ve seen many changes most of them good and for the betterment of the harness racing industry. Being on the journey of seeing The Creek evolve was a highlight.” Mr Ellis said.

“I’d like to personally thank previous chairmen and board members for their support, all the staff who work tirelessly to ensure harness racing is the best it can be, and all the participants who make the sport possible.”

“I’m certainly not going anywhere. I love harness racing and will be at the races regularly trying to back a winner, and while filling my role as a director of APG.” Mr Ellis added.

“I’d like to personally thank previous chairmen and board members for their support, all the staff who work tirelessly to ensure harness racing is the best it can be, and all the participants who make the sport possible.”

“I’m certainly not going anywhere. I love harness racing and will be at the races regularly trying to back a winner, and while filling my role as a director of APG.” Mr Ellis added.

Chairman Mr Brad Steele thanked Mr Ellis for his significant contribution during his term.

“I have known Paul for many years, we are both frequent attendees to the Bathurst Gold Crown Carnivals are share many mutual friends. Whilst I have only worked with Paul on the Albion Park Board for a short while, Paul was always a strong contributor at all board discussions and was able to put forward industry sentiment and insights which is paramount to any discussions.” Mr Steele said.

“Paul was a most reliable board member and would have one of the best attendance records of any board member. Paul would always ensure we injected some fun into the business and always he conducted himself in a cordial manner.”

“On behalf of a grateful industry, I wish to thank Paul for his dedication, persistence, passion, and generous giving of his time. I also wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank Liz for allowing us to take up so much of Paul’s discretionary time, thank-you.” Mr Steele added.

David Fowler, APHRC Chairman 2014-2020 expressed his gratitude and respect for Mr Ellis during his time on the board.

“Apart from being a good mate for many years prior his committee appointment, Paul Ellis was the ideal person for such a position.” Mr Fowler speaks.

“I look back at our time together at the club with much satisfaction.”