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Our Culture

Letter from the Chairman The Gold Coast Academy of Sport is a not for profit organisation dedicated to helping young athletes achieve their potential, and that is not limited to the field, course, pitch or court. The academy is young but it values are “old school”, equipping athletes as individuals to cope in the modern world and for life. We are committed to developing well rounded, well grounded athletes who are focussed and driven in their sport, but who are also “good sports.” How you play the game is just as important as how well you play the game. Athletes will learn not only the rules but how to play by them. They will be comfortable and humble public speakers. Our young people are representing the Gold Coast Academy of Sport and wider community at all times. Our values are simple: Achieve your best in every aspect of life; Excel in everything you do; Inspire others and yourself by your deeds; and last but not least Respect yourself, the gifts and opportunities you’ve been given and those around you. HON. MICK VEIVERS Founding Chairman, Gold Coast Academy of Sport

Board of Directors GLYNIS NUNN-CEARNS – Deputy Chair and Director, Athlete Services Glynis is a celebrated gold-medal winning Australian athlete being the only Australian to have even won an Olympic multi-discipline athletics Gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. She is currently employed as the Executive Director Australian Track and Field Coaches Association on the Gold Coast. IAN ROBILLIARD - Managing Director - A former Australian and National League representative in Basketball and state representative in Rugby Union, Ian has combined his sporting skills and intricate knowledge of sport into the field of sports administration. BOB HAGLEY - Director, Commercial Partnerships - Bob is the current director of his private consulting firm Hagley and Associates, an organisation specialising in servicing the hotel, tourism and hospitality industry in Queensland. MARK KEVIN HOLTON – Director, Audit & Finance - Mark is the Managing Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training (DTTS) a company specialising in accounting, taxation services and training services to the finance industry and broader market. PROF. KRISTINE TOOHEY – Director, Education and Sport Science - Kristine is the current Professor of Sport Management at Griffith University. Since starting out as a Physical Education teacher, Kristine has achieved multiple post graduate degrees in Australia and a PhD in America. She was highly involved in the planning of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. GAVIN KIRKMAN – Director - Gavin has extensive experience in aspects such as event operations, human resource management, facility management, retail operations, strategic management, hosting and development of major events such as the Australian Ladies Masters and Australian Club Pro Championship.





What is the Gold Coast Academy of Sport?

Not for profit Queensland’s first independent regional academy of sport Community connected Inclusive Committed to youth achievement

Vision - We combine sporting excellence with life skills development for pre-elite athletes of the Gold Coast.

Mission – To provide excellence through visionary programs for the region’s young athletes.

The Gold Coast Academy of Sport aims to develop a ‘Culture’ of... Achievement Excellence Inspiration Respect We will deliver our core messages and values through: Continuous improvement and leadership by example. Why/How we succeed? The academy aims where possible to partner with national, state and local Academies of Sport together with local sports associations. We involve and empower coaches and specialist education providers to deliver cost effective sports development programs.

Our Current Programs GCAS programs will be a combination of additional skills and technique training together with core education in sport. Each program will begin with a program orientation (information session), uniform presentation and an introduction of the scholarship athletes to be inducted. Further information about the sports programs is available on the academy website and other social media. Programs may be extended in length given a high level of interest from the athletes and the availability of coaches and sponsorship. The athletes may also have the opportunity to represent the Gold Coast Academy of Sport at the annual Academy Games.

Looking forward to where we are going... Promoting interest, participation and opportunities for athletes of the Gold Coast. Promoting interest, participation and opportunities for coaches, administrators, officials, sports science practitioners, and other sports related parties of the Gold Coast. Promoting specialist support to athletic performance through the interaction of sports medicine disciplines.

Servicing the Community The GCAS aims to provide an organisation that will be an employer of choice. Just as the athletes are aiming to reach their own optimum potential on the sports field, current and future employees are and will be encouraged to work to achieve their dreams and aspirations in the area of management, administration and community service delivery. Every member of our team from the board of directors to staff, the Head Coaches and athletes are ambassadors for the Gold Coast Academy of Sport.

Promoting, conducting and carry out sports meetings, events, tournaments, competitions, and education programs for the benefit of participants. Providing sports education for coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and others involved in youth sport. Conducting competitions, demonstrations, conferences in relation to any sports and pastimes and to engage coaches, players, instructors and others as the Academy may see fit. Providing and promoting vocational opportunities through athletic participation, sports coaching, sports science and general business opportunities for persons involved in the business of sport. Promoting sports and sports tourism on the Gold Coast in order to bring additional economic benefits to the region. Liaising with related third parties involved with sports development for the Gold Coast Region.

The Culture of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport

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Gold Coast Academy of Sport Culture Document  

The cultural document of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport