Peter commenced with Triathlon WA in December 2014 and oversees the day-to-day running of Triathlon WA – including governance and services to the board, managing finances, human resources, developing stakeholder relationships and new business development opportunities, contract management, partner engagement, and services to the members.
Peter has over 15 years’ experience in sports administration including 3 ½ years at the Australian Sports Commission where he consulted to National Sporting Organisations assisting them with their governance, commercial focus, sport development and high performance strategies. Peter has previously worked at the Department of Sport and Recreation, as well as previously working in recreation and leisure facility management.
Peter is currently completing his Master’s in Business Administration, has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Movement and Exercise Science and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter has had a long term association with triathlon having caught the bug in 1998 and having since raced across all distances. Peter has two young daughters which keep his hands full and he tries to find time to squeeze in a bit of training whenever possible.
Contact Peter via email at Peter.Minchin@wa.triathlon.org.au.
Sports Business Manager
As the Sports Business Manager Matt’s role provides operational and business management support to the organisation, as well as overseeing Triathlon WA’s sport development functions.
After spending 13 years with the WA Police Service, Matt has spent the last 3 years’ in sports administration roles, with his recent role being with the WA Football Commission as the Community Development Manager.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science (Facility Management) and is currently completing his Master’s in Business Administration.
Matt has been actively involved in the sport for the last 10 years completing in a number of ironman and 70.3 races around the world.
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Manager - Marketing and Events
Georgina commenced working with Triathlon WA in February 2016. She has over 10 years experience in events management, most notably with MS Australia as Regional Event Manager for ACT/NSW/VIC and being responsible for a portfolio of events including the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride. More recently she has been working for Oxfam in WA and was responsible for delivery of the Trailwalker 100km event.
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Athlete and Coach Pathway Coordinator
Frank has a long history in triathlon as a competitor from 1983 to being an International Technical Official at the Rio Paralympics. One of two ITU level 3 officials in Australia, he is also an ITU Training Facilitator and recently became Australia’s first ITU/UCI endorsed licenced Mechanical Fraud Bike Checker. Frank has served 9 years as a TWA board Member and many other triathlon committees and reference panels, and is a certified DSR member protection officer.
Through extensive experience gained with involvement at ITU, Ironman as well as the high quality local events, Frank has established excellent working relationships with international coaches, ITU board members, management at ITU, Oceania OTU, Triathlon Australia, and Triathlon NZ as well as many of our Asian National Federations.
Frank utilises this extensive experience in coordinating TWA’s coaching program and the Triathlon Excellence Program. He continues to swim, bike, run and has now added in some meditation.
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Clubs and Administration Officer
Ineke joined TWA in 2015 as Administration Officer and has recently moved to an expanded role as Clubs and Administration Officer. In addition to providing general administrative support, she is the first point of contact for TWA members, clubs, customers, and community enquiries. Ineke also works to support and promote WA’s 19 affiliated triathlon clubs and administers the national membership database.
In previous roles, Ineke has worked with sporting apparel brand 2XU and sports retailer Rebel Sport. Ineke’s role with 2XU saw her dealing with many of WA’s triathlon clubs and coaches and sparked her interest in the sport. Having previously been more of a runner, Ineke has over the last few years focused in on triathlon and has an IRONMAN 70.3 in her sights this year.
Ineke has a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing).
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Cathy was first introduced to triathlon through one of Vicki Delves’ WAT courses and participated for many years enjoying the friendship and healthy lifestyle that goes with the sport.
After completing a Technical Officials course in 2009, Cathy joined Triathlon Western Australia in her current role of Sanctioning Officer. She is now a Level 2 or RTO TA Official and a level 1 ITU.
Cathy works closely with race directors and assists them to meet their requirements to do with documentation and insurance in order for events to be sanctioned. Cathy also liaises with club committee members and assists them through the process of lodging documents for club run events. She also looks after the Technical courses in WA and rosters officials for sanctioned events in WA.
One of Cathy’s favourite aspects of her role is travelling to officiate at interstate and overseas events. Her goal at the moment is to officiate at 70.3 Grand Final, Kona or Roth. She also enjoys being part of events, talking to athletes and club members and enjoying the events atmosphere.
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Kathryn has been with Triathlon Western Australia since October 2014. Kathryn works with the junior programs at both a school and club level. Kathryn has also been a contributor for the newly created Triathlon Sporting Schools project which launched in July 2015.
Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2011 from the University of Ballarat and has experience working in junior sport development.
Kathryn is currently working towards her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She has a keen interest in both creating the link between children who have a disability and strengthening bonds and links to sporting opportunities and also Animal Physiotherapy – especially Equine and the racing industry.
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Triathlon Excellence Program Head Coach
Grant grew up in Esperance and this is where he had his first experience with the sport of triathlon. A qualified High Performance Triathlon Coach (Level 3), Grant has been working with the junior development program as the Triathlon Excellence Program Head Coach since 2008. Previously he served on the TWA Board (1999-2001) as the state coaching director and then as a club representative for the Esperance Triathlon Club (2001-2003).
Grant has coached athletes of all levels and abilities including elite world champions, national champions, junior medalists and para triathletes. Grant has completed a Bachelor of Science and PhD in Human Movement and currently teaches within the School of Sport Science at The University of Western Australia.
His research interests include endurance exercise in the heat and recovery from high intensity exercise.
Grant’s coaching has been recognized with an Australian University Sport Coach of the Year award and by the Department of Sport and Recreation through high performance coaching scholarships. Grant is a life member of the UWA Triathlon Club.
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Jenni joined Triathlon WA in October 2015.She is responsible for marketing and communications relating to the services and programs delivered by Triathlon WA and the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon. She also provides on ground event support at the Busselton Festival ofTriathlon incorporating Ironman 70.3 Busselton.
Jenni has over 10 years experience in marketing and sponsorship, having worked with Healthway, the Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and most recently with Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club. She has a Bachelor of Business(Marketing) and Bachelor of Science(Biology).
Jenni first got involved with triathlon through a course run by Carol Huges in the late 90's. She then went on to race for several years before starting a family made competing much more sporadic. She is still an active runner and swimmer and is heavily involved with netball at a local and State League level. One day you may see her back out on course.
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