Michael Sholly is a former CEO of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) from 2004 – 2017 and currently holds the role of Chairman of Premier Cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Club. A former teacher at St Kevin's College and premiership captain/coach of the Melbourne and Melbourne University Cricket Clubs, Michael played a pivotal role in implementing the strategy for the Australian Men's Cricket Team (Senior) and Melbourne Renegades.
Michael brings a wealth of experience in strategy and execution from grassroots to the elite level and commences his role as Interim CEO on 11 January, 2018.
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Meghan joined Vicsport in September 2015 comes to Vicsport with a strong background in sports administration including experience with governance, HR and policy development.
Most recently Meghan was the Operations and HR Manager at Bowls Australia. Meghan’s career in Bowls saw her progress through several roles over 8 years. During her time at Bowls Australia, Meghan was heavily involved with a number of major projects including implementation of the Bowls Good Governance Project and the development of an overall strategic plan for the sport of Bowls in Australia. Meghan has also worked closely with Government partners on numerous projects, and the staff and boards of Bowls Australia and all state associations on the Bowls Connect IT project and the National Awards event. Meghan was previously the Assistant Manager at Paul Sadler Swimland (Hoppers Crossing).
Meghan’s main responsibilities with Vicsport include maintaining Vicsport’s close relationship with members, funding partners, state government and other stakeholders. Her role also includes the development of operational plans, monitoring and evaluation all initiatives, and Vicsport’s reporting requirements.
Meghan has participated in netball as a player, coach and committee member, swimming as a participant and instructor and has recently taken up golf.
Meghan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport Coaching and Administration) and a Master of Business (Sport Management), both from Deakin University.
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Manager Strategic Projects
Anthony started at Vicsport in January 2006. He is responsible for the management and delivery of Vicsport’s Strategic Projects undertaken on a consultancy basis for members and stakeholders. Examples of projects delivered include Sport Competition Structure Reviews, Board Governance Development Programs, Regional Facility Sport & Recreational Strategies and the Commercialisation of Sport Participation Programs.
Anthony provides input into Government Submissions and other Vicsport advocacy work as required. Government submissions completed include The Future of Sport in Australia (Crawford) report, Henry Tax Review, reviews of the Associations Incorporations Act, Victorian Regulatory Reform, Sharing of Government Facilities, Planning and Local Government Regulations impacting Sport.
Anthony has a broad understanding of the regulatory environment impacting on the delivery of sport and recreation and extensive experience in liaison with government and sporting organisations to plan and deliver sport development projects.
Anthony has been involved in local sport (cricket and Australian Rules football) as a player and committee member and also enjoys sport and recreational activities socially including golf, tennis and squash.
Anthony has an undergraduate degree in Business (Applied Economics and Marketing) and has also completed his post graduate studies in Masters of Business (Sport Management), both at Deakin University.
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Fiona joined the Vicsport team in 2010 and has a keen interest in sport governance, strategy and organisational culture. She works with numerous sporting organisations and key stakeholder groups across projects including Board Diversity and Governance Reviews, Workplace Diversity Audits and Competition Reviews. Current special projects also include assisting sports through the implementation of the Child Safe Standards and Mandatory Board Quotas. Fiona previously convened Vicsport’s Diversity and Inclusion Expert Working Group and Women in Sport Advisory Group.
Away from Vicsport, she lectures in Sport Governance and Strategy and tutors Sport Management at La Trobe University, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors Course), and was previously a member of Motorcycling Victoria’s Governance Sub-Committee.
Fiona held positions on local basketball committees before pursuing a career in sport administration. Graduating from Federation University (formerly Ballarat University) with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and Bachelor of Management (Marketing), Fiona has previously worked for SportsCentral (formerly Central Highlands Sports Assembly), the Ballarat YMCA, Basketball Victoria and the Australian Sports Commission.
Involved in sport from an early age Fiona still enjoys playing basketball socially and participating in running events such as trail runs, half-marathons and marathons.
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Participation Strategy Manager
Tom joined the Vicsport team in October 2016, as the Participation Strategy Manager. Tom’s most recent position was with Tennis Victoria as the Places to Play Coordinator. This position involved government liaison to develop tennis facilities and increase participation. Prior to this, Tom worked for Cycling Victoria as the Development Coordinator – Participation.
With a diverse educational background, Tom has completed his Masters in Sport Management as well having a Bachelor in History, Anthropology and Politics.
In this role, Tom is the first port of call for members regarding participation and development. This will include the delivery of VicHealth State Sport Program and Regional Sport Program physical activity initiatives and inclusion strategies.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing golf, and supporting Melbourne City FC in the A League & Collingwood FC in the AFL.
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Healthy Choices Program Coordinator
Belinda joined Vicsport in February 2017. Belinda's most recent experience in healthy choices within a club environment was planning and developing a 'Traffic Light System' project for the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre cafe, in conjunction with Ballarat Community Health and the City of Ballarat. Belinda's past experience includes working for BHP Billiton, the Royal Australian Navy as a Medical Assistant, as well as other roles in the health sector, including pathology work as a Phlebotomist and Laboratory Assistant.
In her role Belinda will support the State Sporting Associations and Regional Sports Assemblies with the development and rollout of their Healthy Choices projects.
Belinda has completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree, studying a double Major in Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety. She barracks for Geelong and grew up playing a range of sports including netball, softball, tennis and golf. She currently enjoys weight training.
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Maryanne commenced work at Vicsport in November 2013 as a return to work mum.
Her role is responsible for invoicing, debt collection, accounts payable, reconciliations and payroll.
Maryanne studied at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn and has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy.
Her highlight of working at Vicsport was attending the 2013 Annual Vicsport Awards night at the MCG. It was an honour to be in a room full of elite sports people that are so dedicated to their individual sports, train hard and most of all enjoy what they do. It was great to see the buzz in the office in preparation for the Awards night and really wonderful to see these Sports People get the recognition they deserve.
Maryanne attempts to get fit by attending Pilates or spin, box, circuit classes but most of her running around is done trying to keep up with her young son.
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Alisha joined Vicsport in May 2017. Alisha’s previous position was as an Education Support Officer (Administration and Communications) at St Aloysius College, Adelaide where she was responsible for maintaining databases, coordinating events and meetings as well as office management.
Alisha holds a Bachelor of Marketing and Communications from the University of South Australia, and has utilised this knowledge in the sporting industry as a Marketing Development Coordinator at the Melissa Laing Pilates Studio, and as a voluntary Checkpoint Manager at the Operation Flinders Challenge.
Alisha has a widespread history with many sports; with a particular passion for water skiing, playing netball and tennis, and coaching in several sporting capacities. Alisha’s focus for the last 6 years lies with Australian Rules Football and contributing to the Adelaide football community as a field umpire and junior coach.
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Communications and Marketing Manager
Jasmine commenced her employment at Vicsport in July 2017. Jasmine's previous role was working with the Collingwood Football Club marketing and promoting their inaugural women's team.
With a passion for story-telling and experience working as a sports journalist at major sporting events (2015 Netball World Cup, AFL and Australian Open) Jasmine is always on the lookout for a good sports story.
A loyal Carlton supporter, Jasmine's favourite childhood memories are catching the tram to Princes Park on Saturday afternoons to watch the football and eat meat pies with her dad.
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Shae has a genuine interest in sport and the impact sport has on the wider community. In June 2017, an opportunity arose for Shae to travel to Australia to take on a role as an intern at Vicsport. Keen to learn about a new culture and the sporting landscape in Australia, Shae's eyes and ears were wide open ready to take on a new challenge.
Fast forward three months, Shae secured a part time role as a Project Coordinator working alongside project leads to implement government funded campaigns into the sports industry including child safety standards, mandatory board quotas, gender equality and disability inclusion in sport.
Shae holds a Bachelor of Science (Sports Management) from the University of Delaware and is looking forward to gaining industry experience before starting her Masters of Business Administration in 2019.
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