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.
As the Executive Assistant to CEO Steve Mitchell and Business Operations Administrator Davina assists with a variety of roles within TFA. Located in the Canberra office, Davina is responsible for collaboration with executives, TFA staff and stakeholders whilst supporting Steve in all aspects. Davina is also accountable for all Touch Football Australia’s Human Resources, payroll and general office management.
Davina is delighted to be apart of Touch Football Australia family and is looking forward to the organisation in achieving its strategic objectives.
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 members of the finance team the finance staff are responsible for both accounts receivable and accounts payable. As a Finance Officer the role is to perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable and receivable transactions. Furthermore the accounts team are responsible for assisting the Business Operations Unit in Period End Reconciliations, Audits and Ledger Maintenance. The team are highly passionate about the sport, goal orientated and self-driven to achieve TFA’s strategic objectives as one team.
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.
As Commercial Manager, Tim is responsible for the acquisition of new commercial partners and overseeing the servicing of existing partners. Tim also plays a key role in securing and managing government investment around TFA’s movable event assets. Tim is also the key contact for the TFA licensing and brand program.
Tim has over 15 years’ experience in the sporting industry, having previously held positions as State Manager at Touch Football SA and roles at the Port Adelaide Football Club and Volleyball Australia.
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.
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.
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.
National Participation Manager is responsible for the growth of participation, development of our volunteer network through education and resource and the implementation of the commercial competition strategy including alternative formats of the game. He is also tasked with providing leadership and support to the sporting schools program that is delivered nationally.
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.
As TFA’s High Performance Coordinator, Tegan is responsible for organising all logistics and communication associated with the High Performance Program for all National Youth, Opens, Masters, and Referee squads. This includes (but is not limited to) World Cups and Trans Tasman Series. Additionally, Tegan is also responsible for organising logistics associated with TID opportunities for National Team selectors.
As Education and Policy Manager, James is responsible for the overall delivery and direction of our Sport Education programs across the country, ensuring we reach our targets for accredited volunteers by 2020. James is also responsible for policy management and fulfils the important role of Member Protection Information Officer. James’ primary focus is currently on developing community and school based resources to assist the delivery of our sport.
Luke’s primary Role is to drive the development of Commercial Competitions program, ultimately establishing TFA Commercial Competitions & product offerings throughout the country. In the short-term Luke’s focus will be on converting targeted unaffiliated competitions, Rugby League club and other prospects into TFA Commercial Competition licence holders.
As TFA Events Manager, 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’.
Colette assists Zoe with the TFA Major Events program including International, National and State representative events. Colette relishes the opportunity to provide elite level athletes with a platform to compete against the best opposition from around Australia and the world. Colette is looking forward to helping raise the profile of our sport through the creation of memorable experiences for all members of our extended community both within Australia and Touch Football globally.
As Sporting Schools Coordinator, her role 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.