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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
Chris has a strong passion for sport, in particular the honesty and accountability that comes with competition. Whether for points, seconds, or positions, competitive sport provides an opportunity to constantly evaluate performance and to identify opportunities for improvement. The continuous improvement theme heavily underpins Chris' approach to his personal, fitness and career goals.
As an admitted lawyer and an MBA, Chris saw the opportunity to join the Triathlon SA board as a chance to assist the strategic development of the sport within South Australia, both in terms of increasing club membership, and focusing on enhancing the overall experience of triathlon across the whole stakeholder spectrum, from elite athletes to age group competitors, sponsors and promoters, to spectators and supporters.
Chris is an appointed board member until August 2018
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 elected board member until September 2018
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 2018
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
Annette is a Director and course presenter at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Additionally Annette has worked in every aspect of fitness instruction and instructor training since 1982. She discovered triathlon as a fun competition and great way to keep fit in the early 90's. Participating in the local events, improving times and purchasing needed equipment kept her active with young children.
When her children began competitive swimming she stepped back from competitions to begin again as an age group athlete qualifying for the Olympic Distance world championships on the Gold Coast in 2009. Annette continues to compete when she can (injury free) and aims to enter a half Ironman in the next few years.
As a Board member she brings experience as a Director on a National Business, as well as a passion for strength and conditioning, nutrition, coaching and development of junior triathletes, and improving Australian adults health and fitness.
Annette is an elected board member until September 2018
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
Gareth is a highly experienced worldwide senior manager/director currently being a member of a not for profit company board across Australia incorporating South Australia, West Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales. Additionally he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Overall, Gareth is an expert in leading and inspiring staff to achieve desired business growth via annual planning, maintaining a strategic outlook and a firm focus upon achieving desired results.
Gareth is an elected board member until August 2019
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
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.