Organisation Management Staff
Executive Officer: Rob Ward
Phone: (03) 5327-9890
Key Areas of Responsibility: Sport Partner Membership & Relationships, Secretary of Sport Advisory Groups, Development of Sport Science Delivery Models, Governance, Human Resources, Finances, Marketing & Promotion, Public Relations, Sponsorship, Legal, VRAS.
Operations Manager: Talia Slater
Intern 2017: TBA
Sports Programs Administrative Staff - Advisory Groups
Badminton - Rhonda Cator (Ballarat Badminton), Craig Haydock (Badminton Victoria); consulting Table Tennis (Alois Roserio, Neville Monson, Kelvin Putt)
Golf – Andrew Milligan (Ballarat District Golf Association), Allan Mayer (Wimmera District Golf Association), Ben Sweeney & Ashley Marshall (Golf Victoria)
Tennis - Nick Hinnenberg (Tennis Victoria)
Cycling - Mark Drelich (Cycling Victoria)
Netball - Bek Webster + Tijanna Bibis (Netball Victoria) & Kim Bailey (AFL Goldfields).
Rowing - Andrew O'Brien (Rowing Victoria); we also liaise with the BAS 'Heads of Rowing' group.
Swimming - Ballarat Gold Swim Club & Linley Frame + Kirsty Greening (Swimming Victoria)
Special Olympics – Stuart Bates & Catherine Kennedy (Special Olympics Ballarat)
Bacchus Marsh Grammar - Andrew Perks (Bacchus Marsh Grammar)
Ballarat Football Umpires Association (BFUA) - Roger LeGrand & Richard Carroll (BFUA)
Key Areas of Responsibility: Stakeholder Partner Representation/Advocacy/Advice to Academy regarding Program Development, Liaison to Community.
The WestVic Academy of Sport Organisation Management Staff serve on all Sport Advisory Groups.
Sports Programs Coaching Staff
Badminton - Rhonda Cator (Head Coach), Andrew Perks (Assistant Coaches)
Golf - Richard Alsop, Andrew Cartledge, Michael Cooke, Ben Roberts and David Wallis.
Tennis - Andrew Cameron (Regional State Coach - Appointed by Tennis Victoria to take care of: WestVic, Bendigo & Sunraysia Regional Academies) + James Brushfield
Cycling - Cam McFarlane (Also involved with Northern Territory Institute of Sport).
Swimming - Mark Stahl (Club Head Coach)
BFUA - Roger LeGrand (Club Head Coach)
Netball - Kate McMahon + Mel Allen
Rowing – Coaches from VIS and Melbourne Clubs; as sourced by Rowing Victoria.
Special Olympics & Bacchus Marsh Grammar School + Individual Members -
No Coaching is included in our package of services, although we do work closely with existing coaches servicing the programs and athletes we service.
Key Areas of Responsibility: Develop in conjunction with relevant partners the on-surface training curriculum for the program, delivery of that curriculum.
Sports Programs Strength and Conditioning Coaching Staff
Manager of Strength and Conditioning & Staff Supervisor/Mentor – Chris Radford
(Radford Athletic Development; Level 2 S&C Coach, Head S&C North Ballarar Roosters).
Badminton – Demi Tangey
Swimming – Lachy Lawrence
Special Olympics – Will Barber, Steph Mundy, Demi Tangey & Taylah Walker
Bacchus Marsh Grammar School – Zac Collyer
Golf – Zac Collyer
Cycling – Emma Milsevic
Rowing – Bec Dale, Jonah O'Brien & Sian Wynd
Netball – Lauren McLean
Tennis - Rhiannon Attiwill, Will Barber & Tiana Drever
BFUA - Will Barber, Stacey Edge, Steph Mundy & Taylah Walker
Individual Members – Rhiannon Attiwill, Bec Dale, Tiana Drever, India Griffith, Brooke Jarry, Jory Brendan & Lachy Lawrence
Key Areas of Responsibility: Develop and deliver on-surface group strength and conditioning training, individual off-surface strength development programs, consult with athletes to progress each athlete's strength and conditioning regime throughout the program.
All Strength and Conditioning Staff working in a particlaur sports are students studying Exercise and Sport Science at the Federation University.
MS Screenings - Students Undertaking Post-Graduate Study in Exercise Rehabilitation - School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences @ FedUni; supervised by Deb Pascoe, Warwick Chilton, Megan Charity and Simon Feros.
Sports Medicine / Science Consultants
Nutrition – Michelle Ryan, Kerrie Gordon, Whitney Atkinson
Psychology – Sue Anderson, Chris Waters, Kellie Dunn, Ryan Waight
Media, Marketing & Public Speaking – Karen Smythe
Ballarat Olympians - Peter Blackburn
Other services available and provided upon request
Karate Fighters Max Noble & Ben DeBortoli (left & right) at the Karate Victoria Awards
Rory Carroll (Left) with Silver at Spanish Para Open
Rowing Program Athletes at Yarra River Camp
Max Ferrier playing for Victoria; now a member of the Country Australia U/21 Team
Skier Shaun Findlay with a swag of medals; helping him earn selection to the Australian Team