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Garth is a keen sports person with a long history of competition and coaching in kayak racing, surf lifesaving and swimming. He became involved in triathlon as a result of his children competing in triathlon. He is very interested in the junior development process and the growth of Triathlon in South Australia as a whole.
Garth has tertiary qualifications in both health sciences and business. He has extensive experience in starting and developing companies with a focus on growth strategy and hopes that this experience will assist the board with the future development of triathlon in SA.
Garth is an elected board member until August 2019
Andrew has been involved in Triathlon since 1989, when he started competing locally. By the early 1990s Andrew was racing nationally and internationally representing Australia at world championships as an Age Grouper and then as a professional. He has won 12 state championships across all distances in South Australia and was awarded triathlete of the year several times and was inducted into the SA Hall of fame in 2014. He finished his racing career doing Ironman and raced several Ironman races as a professional with several top 10 finishes around the world. Although the past few years Andrew has not been racing due to work commitments, and living in regional SA, he has kept connected with the state and national triathlon scene as much as possible and is still very passionate about seeing the sport thrive here in SA. Moving back to Adelaide recently has given Andrew the opportunity and the availability to be more involved in triathlon and he believes the Board is a wonderful opportunity to add value and engage with the diversity and breadth of the sport!
Andrew is an elected board member until August 2019
Jeremy Leach joined the Triathlon SA board in September 2014. He has competed in triathlons since 2010 with a focus on 70.3 and Ironman distance races, after wanting to complete one ironman.
In his position on the board, Jeremy wants to see triathlon increase in popularity across SA and with improved standards of races. He believes that triathlons allow people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as setting up goals for them to achieve. Such is the sport of triathlon that it allows participants of all ages and abilities to compete and challenge themselves. That is fantastic to see.
Jeremy currently works in the financial service sector, however he was previously a teacher with specialisation in Physical Education. This saw Jeremy work in London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden over a ten year period.
Jeremy is an appointed board member until September 2020
Dave Wells, ‘Wellsy’, is a legend of the sport of triathlon. David has competed at local, National and International Events over many years. His knowledge of triathlon, coaching, nutrition and injury prevention is matched by very few. David is an important contributor on the Triathlon SA Board.
David is an elected board member until September 2020
My background is in sport and recreation management and for the last 11 years I was part of the management team for the Tour Down Under – the International Cycling event held in Adelaide. In this role I have developed and implemented engagement strategies, strategic marketing plans, led teams and managed budgets. I have worked with local communities, State Government departments and international sporting representatives. Currently as the Community Recreation and Sports Coordinator for a local Council I work with over 50 clubs to help them develop and grow through the implementation or good governance practices, better engagement with their members and stakeholders and opportunities for growth. These are the clubs developing future athletes and providing opportunities for the community to be active. The opportunity to sit on the board of Triathlon South Australia is a chance to help rive the direction of the sport and community into the future in a way that will see the solid foundation is has built continue to develop and the people, clubs and state as a whole be the benchmark for the triathlon and multi-sport community in Australia
Annunziata is an elected board member until September 2020
Kent is currently working as a sports development officer with Blind Sports SA and as a casual strength & conditioning coach with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). He competed in his first triathlon in the late 1990s and is still actively involved in the sport as both a competitor and accredited coach.
Kent is an elected board member until August 2019
Adam is an elected Director until September 2020
Chas writes: I came to triathlon about 10 years ago after a retiring from team sports after a work colleague said I should give it a try and was hooked ! My wife and two sons are also in the sport as well. I have been involved with triple zero since it's creation and am the current Vice President of the club. I am a firm believer that Triathlon needs a variety of healthy clubs that work with Tri SA to grow and develop the sport in SA . As an athlete I have completed 3 Ironmen around Australia and various 1/2 IM and Long course events also . But always support and race local State Series races in Adelaide and Regionally (Murrayman, Kingston etc.
I believe my experience as an athlete, club official and working on various management boards would be of benefit to the Tri SA board and if successful look forward to working hard to further enhance this Great sport in SA
Chas is an elected board member until August 2019
As someone who always had a keen interest in sport and the competition it provides, I’m only a recent convert to triathlon after a seemingly “pre” mid-life crisis decision to do an ironman (realistically half distance was more sufficient). A definite challenge given at the time I’d barely trained more than social weekend cycling. There is certainly something to be said about the discipline and competition between body and mind that is required to cross that finish line.Having studied both science and business management, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, I have experience in a range of areas including large event organisation to risk identification and management. Previously I was both director and chairman of a not for profit young people in rural industries and agri-professionals organisation where throughout my time I was able to learn and refine skills in governance and strategic planning. This saw the network grow from a fledging body barely turning over $30k a year in fees, sponsorships and grants with a part time administrator into what has since grown into the largest young agri body in the country with fulltime staff and yearly income in excess of $500k with a key success throughout my time as Chair being an inaugural summit being the first event bringing together many of the individual local and state bodies to develop a more collaborative approach towards tackling the needs of the future generations in the industry.
James is an Appointed Director until September 2020
Representative of the State Technical Committee
Darrin began officiating in Triathlon 3 years ago immediately after joining his local club. Without a bike at the time, he wanted to learn more about the sport and an officiating course came just at the right time. Since then Darrin has officiated at over 40 events, including 6 Ironman Events and 6 ITU events around Australia. Darrin recently completed his RTO (TA Level 2) Accreditation and NTO (ITU Level 1) Accreditation.
Darrin has a passion for helping competitors in the sport of triathlon, but on a different level to that of a coach. He aims to spend his time educating and supporting officials, event organisers, volunteers and competitors to create a safe, fair and fun playing field for everyone.