View Full Version : Does anyone know the name of our National Chess Teams- or anything of their history?

Kerry Corker
20-04-2021, 10:08 AM
Trying to piece together the history of the Australian National Chess teams, both male and female.
Trying to do a comparison with other minor Australian Sports. Have put together a few bits of info on Australian Basketball and Baseball.

Info I need:
1.Names of National Teams, both male and female
2.Names of Team Managers
Salary of Team Managers over the years. Has it kept pace with inflation for instance?
3.Names of Team Coaches
Salary of Team Coaches over the years.
4.Names of Directors of High-Performance Coaching & Talent Identification
Salary of same.
The most interesting part for me will be the comparison of business models adopted by the smaller Australian Sports listed below, and that used by Australian Chess.
Should be interesting.

Basketball Australia
Australian Teams – Boomers, Rollers, Opals, Gliders.
Sponsor – Chemist Warehouse
Membership numbers 2017-18 - 45,000
Director of High-Performance Coaching & Talent Identification - Peter Lonergan
Head of National Programs - Michele Menso

Couldn’t find any actual remuneration numbers.
When they were looking for a new CEO, this appeared in a chatroom.

“Have heard only one name, but salary range you would expect between 300 - 450k, depending on candidate.
Gallop you would have expected was on 1m+.

Given that maybe a senior guy from one of the major national sports, a middle level commercial business person looking to get into sport, or perhaps an ex-government type person from within sport.”

Head Coach, Women's Program - Kristen Veal
Assistant Coach, Women's Program - Sarah Graham
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Women's Program TBC
Head Coach, Men's Program - Adam Caporn
Assistant Coach, Men's Program - Michael Cassidy
COE Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Manager - Shane McDonald
High Performance Centre of Excellence Manager - Phong Nguyen

Director, Head Coach Martin Clarke
Assistant Coach Robert McKinlay
Development CoachTBC
Strength & Conditioning Coach Shane Connolly
Senior Consultant Academics NBA/Co Julie Clarke

Head of Commercial Partnerships Glen Towers
Head of Marketing & Events TBC
Marketing & Events Coordinator Matt Lindsay
Head of Media and Communications Rebecca Trbojevich
Media & PR Coordinator Maddison Pettit
Media & Content Coordinator TBC
Creative Director (p/t)Wayne Lim
Digital Coordinator - Graphics Cristina Rinaudo
Videographer & Photographer (p/t) Lochie Gay

Director of High-Performance Coaching & Talent Identification Peter Lonergan
Head of National Programs Michele Menso
Sport Operations Officer TBC
Sport Operations Officer TBC

Interim Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Campbell
Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary Stuart Coventry
Executive GM, Basketball Paul Maley
Executive GM, High Performance & National Teams Jan Stirling
Executive GM – Marketing, Communications and Digital Jo Juler

Executive Assistant Simone Brennan
Financial Controller Lorraine McGadey
Finance/Admin Coordinator Marie Clarke
Accounts Administrator Dee Elliot
Executive Lead - Integrity and Special Projects Simon Bishop
Integrity and Security Officer Shannon Bodley
Legal Counsel Tom Clarke

Community Basketball Coordinator Tegan Cunningham
Walking Basketball Manager Briley Myerscough
Head of Digital Services TBC
The Basketball Network Project Manager Heidi Smith
The Basketball Network Database & Support Manager TBC
The Basketball Network Database Support Officer (p/t) Lachlan Shipway


Suite 3.03 (Level 3) 88 Albert Road
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Australian Teams – Perth Heat, Sydney Blue Socks, Canberra Cavalry, Adelaide Giants, Melbourne Aces, Brisbane Bandits, Auckland Tuatara, Geelong-Korea

Glenn Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Hana Visscher
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Strategic Projects
Michael Crooks
General Manager – Performance Pathways & Player Development
Andrew Riddell
National Player Development Manager
Andrew Reynolds
General Manager – Broadcast, Media & Communications
David Penrose (contact for all media enquiries)
Baseball.com.au Editor-in-Chief & Content Manager
Shane Tonkin
General Manager – Commercial
Kaitlin Mason
Administration and Events Officer
Sharon Butty
Manager – Events & Competitions
Sharon Butty
Australian Little League District Administrator
David Nilsson
Team Australia Manager (Part-Time)
Russell Teichmann
Men’s Team Olympic Coordinator
Curtis Deboy
National Education Manager
Brett Robson
Head of Technical Officials (Part-time)
David Nagy
Team Australia Administration Coordinator (Part-time)
Bill O’Sullivan
National Teams Equipment Coordinator (Part-time)


Full Time
Listed date
Any time
Salary estimate
Any salary
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Digital Content Producer
Baseball Australia–Melbourne VIC
$45,000 - $45,000 a year
Baseball Australia is seeking to employ a digital content producer to join its growing media department. The media arm of Baseball Australia has undergone...
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The following sourced from SportsPeople webpage
Chief Executive Officer:
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Development Officer:
Usually offered with a specific development emphasis such as membership, coaching or participation. Depending on the role most employers require experience of 2-3 years.
Key skills: Sound administration, organisation and finance skills; strong communication skills - both verbal and written; thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point; good understanding of the structure of sport; team worker, ability to work unsupervised; strong time management skills.
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