Committee Member Aliki Stathopoulos
Although Aliki’s association with OIGFC spans more than 25 years, this is her first year as a Committee member. Aliki first stepped into the club in 1992 at the age of 13; an IGGS student eager to watch her older brother George Haros (current club President) play his first season of amateur football. OIGFC soon became an important part of Aliki’s life and has had a significant impact on the person she is today.
With a career in human resources and having launched her own business, Aliki is excited about supporting OIGFC during this exciting period of transformation. According to Aliki, the launch of a Women’s team is a welcome addition and a healthy next-step for this inclusive and respectful club. While it may have come 20 years too late for Aliki to receive the same football accolades as her brother, Aliki is confident that the OIGFC Women’s team will have great success, built on the strong foundation of the history of the club.
Aliki’s involvement in the club peaked during the 1990’s, seeing the club rise from D Grade to A Grade. Aliki recalls it as a time when the club had a great buzz and a lot of heart. “Destination A Grade” was a beacon; it united people and gave great focus to the club.
Aliki is excited about her husband Marinos and their three children, Austin (10), Lenny (6) and Katia (3) getting behind “Destination A Grade” and the lessons of inclusion and respectful relationships they will learn through the club. As a young girl, OIGFC always made her feel welcome. This is something she hopes her kids will feel too.