Touch Football Australia
Please see the contact list below for the appropriate staff member to assist with your query.
Suite 1/18 Napier Close
Deakin ACT, 2600
PO Box 9078
Deakin ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6212 2800
Fax: (02) 6212 2822
As the Chief Executive Officer, Steve is a self-motivated and outcomes driven executive known for his unwavering application, passion for working in teams and strong working relationships.
Steve provides strategic direction and operational leadership to the Touch Football Australia family, from National and State level staff and stakeholders to volunteers at the grassroot’s level.
Collaborating with the NRL executive, his central focus is to fully realize the tremendous potential of the NRL-TFA alliance, ensuring there is a place on the field for everyone.
Having previously worked as the General Manager – Commercial for Melbourne Rebels and North Queensland Cowboys and in executive roles with Southern Cross Austereo and the SEVEN Network, Steve is well placed to help Touch Football Australia become one of Australia’s leading participation sports.
The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and a member of TFA’s Executive Management, Garry’s role as CFO is not only responsible for TFA’s past and current financial position – through sound integrated systems and stewardship – but is an integral part of the organisations future – through economic guidance and advice. The role is about protecting and projecting TFA’s long term financial position. Garry’s core objective is to maintain a sound, strategically driven financial platform for decisions that will result in investment in the sport of Touch Football. Be it by the attraction of significant partner and sponsor investment; or through the positive utilisation of internal investment capacity.
Business Operations Unit
As Business Manager Brian oversee finance, IT and other business operations for TFA. Together with the Business Operations team we manage operations for TFA national and managed state operations. We strive to provide best practice administration, as well as having a customer focus. Brian enjoys being a member of the Touch Football community, and is committed to working towards TFA’s future sustainable growth.
As a Finance Officer, Preeti’s role is to perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. Preeti provides support to the Business Operations Unit in Period End Reconciliations, Audits and Ledger Maintenance. Furthermore, Preeti assists National Staff in queries related to financial processing. The Touch Football Australia team Preeti associates and engages with are highly passionate about the sport and are very goal orientated and self-driven to achieve our strategic objectives as one team.
As a Finance Officer, Felicity’s role is to look after accounts receivable and support the BOU and the remainder of the National office with queries of finance functions. She thoroughly enjoys being a part of Touch Football Australia as the organisation focusses upon the promotion of being physically active and giving back to the wider community. Felicity is very much looking forward to consistently supporting the wider involvement of the sport of Touch Football towards 2020.
Grace’s role in the Business Operations Unit (BOU), is the first point of contact when contacting the Touch Football Australia National Office. Grace provides on a daily basis, support to the team in a financial and administrative capacity, with an emphasis on payroll processing and managing inventory. Grace’s key focus is to assist in streamlining and improving the TFA online shop, to ensure that our players, referees and supporters have easy access to the awesome range of TFA products and merchandise.
Business Development and Marketing
As Head of Commercial, Michael will grow the commercial capacity of the organisation nationally with a focus on the acquisition of new partnerships, marketing and sales. He is tasked with identifying new inventory and opportunities while looking to improve the commercial operations of Touch Football Australia.
Michael joined TFA with over 10 years’ experience in the sporting sector, having previously worked as the Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club, and Business Development Manager at the Essendon Football Club. Michael is excited to be a part of the NRL Touch Football family.
Tim’s core function in his role as Partner Services and Sponsorship Manager is to work with existing and source new TFA commercial partners to achieve key objectives aligned to the Strategic Plan, including: enhancing the value proposition to members, build the revenue position of the organisation and enabling re-investment into the sport. Tim also supports the Business Development and Marketing portfolio to achieve widespread awareness of Touch Football through marketing, promotion and the delivery of competitions and events.
As Marketing and Communications Manager, Alice will be working to grow the game of NRL Touch Football, particularly through increasing brand awareness across all states and enhancing the brand’s image. Alice comes from a content creation background, so she has vast experience in storytelling. She has been a long-time advocate of increasing, in particular, women’s and girls’ interest and participation in sport, and wants to take advantage of the current boom in popularity of various codes of women’s football to ensure they choose Touch.
As Digital Content Producer, Stacey will be travelling across the country working with athletes and corporate partners to create emotionally driven content to grow the game of touch nationally. Stacey is currently studying a postgraduate degree in Sports Media at UTS, which has been invaluable to the emerging media techniques used and issues surrounding sport as an industry. Stacey is a women’s sport advocate, and is looking forward to being a part of the strategic direction of TFA and the partnership with NRL.
Julia has always believed that Graphic designers are not only about creating visually dynamic designs but also acts as problem solvers through design concepts and solutions. Julia aims to achieve high quality design and multimedia outcomes during the 2020 strategic cycle and ensuring the brand is presented and represented professionally at all levels across all platforms.
As TFA Events Coordinator, Zoe manages and oversees the TFA Major Events program including International, National and State representative events. Zoe is looking forward to providing quality experiences and substantially enhancing the overall events’ experience for participants and attendees alike and raising the profile of the sport through to 2020. Zoe enjoys seeing our participants having fun and making memories at the events TFA delivers and by her own admission ‘is fortunate to work for a sport she loves with a great team of people’.
With Athlete, Coach and Referee Development as her core focus, Tara provides tools and resources needed to support our sport participants from grassroots to high performance. Tara enjoys being part of an energetic and diverse team, who are keen to challenge each other to continue to improve both on and off the field. Her key objectives relating to her program area includes achieving one million participants and number one status within the sport; with the tools and personnel to support all who participate at every level having a fantastic experience by 2020.
As TFA’s High Performance Manager, Wayne is responsible for the overall delivery of the High Performance Program which includes all National Youth, Open, Masters and Referee Squads. Wayne is looking forward to supporting all of the organisation’s objectives in this next strategic cycle. More specifically, ensuring our National Squads continue to thrive at every level we participate as either a player or referee. He is also looking forward to ensuring that all Squads are continuing to work hard in this cycle and hopefully defending the World Cup trophy in 2019.
Anthony’s role as National School and Junior Services Manager is to ensure that a high standard of management is provided to Touch Football Australia’s current national school and junior programs as well as to ensure that we are continually developing innovative ways to engage this market. Anthony’s role is focused on achieving our strategic goal of 1,000,000 participants, including a market penetration of 15.2 percent of schools formally involved in the sport, by 2020.
Matt’s role as National Participation Manager is to deliver targeted growth strategies nationwide through the broadening of product offerings to create and sustain new and existing participation. Through diligent management of the participation framework, and openness of communication between all parties, the 2020 strategic objective of one million participants will be achieved. Matt is also responsible for looking after all insurance related matters. Matt is proud to be a part of an incredibly passionate and skillful team, and excited for the journey ahead.
Brad’s primary objective will be to drive the development of Commercial Competitions program, ultimately establishing TFA Commercial Competitions throughout the country. In the short-term Brad’s focus will be on converting Sydney based unaffiliated competitions, Rugby League club and other prospects into TFA Commercial Competition licence holders.
The main objectives of Beth’s Sports Services Coordinator role at Touch Football Australia is: administration support to all members of the Sports Operations Unit, Course Material distribution and Data collection for both Referee and Coach Courses, Suspension Register, Logistics support for all Touring Teams/Squads (National and International), Referee Logistics and administration. Beth is extremely excited to be a part of this team to ensure these goals for 2020 will be achieved.
Nicola’s core functions at TFA includes managing the Touch Football Online (TFO) and Sports Technology Group (SportsTG) platforms and relationships. Nicola is also responsible for looking after Care Monkey and Team App programs. The core objectives Nicola is looking forward to supporting through to 2020 is ensuring compliance and training with the SportsTG system across the Touch Football network to its full potential as well as getting to know more about the sport and seeing where it will be in 2020.
As Sport Operations Coordinator, Meaghan’s role is to provide administrative support to all members of the sport operations unit. This includes developing and maintaining community partnerships and assisting with the delivery of the sporting schools program.
As Community Engagement Coordinator, Jolanta develops and maintains community partnerships to support the alignment of socially significant engagement, education and campaigns to support wider societal change. Unifying the collective voice of the TFA community to encourage social change and highlight messages supportive of key issues impacting society. The opportunity to be a part of something that unifies and means so much to so many people is special, and one Jolanta is grateful for.