Location of Ms. Frankie - in Cremorne, Richmond - where we watch matches together
The Milan Club Melbourne is a registered Not-For-Profit Organisation. All committee members are volunteers, and meet monthly, as well as working between each meeting to make sure that Melbourne has a Milan Club. As President of the club, I would like to personally thank, and make note of each of our committee members - who without - the club would not exist. You can find each of their profile's, and a description of their roles below.
As well as this, we are always looking to bring on new helpers - whether it be in a non-formal or formal capacity. If you would like to get involved - in particular with one of the roles where a committee member holds two roles - please get in touch using the form above.
Taylor Battistella - Club President
President & Membership Manager
Taylor Battistella started the club in 2017. In his role of President, he looks to grow the club's influence not only in Melbourne but also over the world. Other than AC Milan, one of Taylor's passions is rowing, where he also works as a rowing coach. In 2019/20, Taylor lived in Milan, and was a season ticket-holder.
Vice-President & Events Manager
Luke joined the club in late 2018 and was quick to join the committee after attending a few events. He is our current Vice-President and is based in Melbourne. Outside of his love for Milan, Luke is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws at university and is a keen cyclist and rower. He looks forward to seeing you at our next event!
Going by the name Tass, Tass joined the club in 2017 shortly after the club's founding, and is the 2nd longest serving member on the committee. With Greek origins, he has yet to travel to the San Siro and Italy, but hopes to be able to in the near future.
Luke joined the club in 2021 after becoming a regular at club events - and loving what he saw! He is currently studying at Melbourne University, and returned to Melbourne after living in Italy during 2019 - studying at Università di Bologna.
Robert had been involved in the club since it began in 2017, but recently joined as an official member with aspirations to help improve social media. He has watched every Milan game since age 9 and has traveled several times to Milan to watch the squadra live. Robert currently studies law and commerce and along with his devotion to the Rossoneri, he is an avid Geelong Cats supporter.
Loris Maranzan joined the club as the Merchandise Manager in 2018. He is from the Veneto region of Italy, and has also lived in Canada. Loris frequently travels to Italy, and makes sure to go to a Milan game while there. He has developed our club's ties with Radio Rossonera, and in his spare time enjoys playing golf.
Reyner Jovian Karnali
Reyner has been a Milan age since the early 90's. Paolo Maldini has been his idol from a young age. Originally from Indonesia, he moved to the Netherlands at 17 years of age, before moving to Melbourne in 2009. In 2018 he attended a game at San Siro for the first time. Outside the club, Reyner works in the Technology / Digital space as an IT Business specialist and has 2 young daughters.
Assistant Media Manager
Patrik has been a Milan fan since 2003, falling in love with the side after watching the 2003 Champions League - particularly against Inter and Juventus. He believes that our return to winning ways are just around the corner, and is very proud of his role with our club. His mission is to support the name of Milan in Melbourne, and take our Melbourne club to the world!
Assistant Events Manager
Born in Luxemburg with Italian blood, bred in Varese where his heart belonged to AC Milan. Moved to Melbourne in 2019 where he works in construction. In Giovanni's free time he loves riding his motorbike, futsal, and a good BBQ. Has been part of the Curva Sud in the past and brings that passionate energy to our club.