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For more information on how Triathlon Tasmania can support you, please contact us.

 

Doug Blackaby - President (Elected Director)

Doug is Chief Operating Officer at Tasmanian Alkaloids. Doug has a long history of being involved in sport administration, usually as an extension of following his two sons through their sporting careers—football, swimming and, of course, now triathlon. Doug joined the Triathlon Tasmania Board in July 2018, initially as an elected director, then stepped into Acting President that same year before formally taking up the role at the 2018 AGM. Road cycling and the odd round of golf are his chosen sports, which allows Doug time to assist in triathlon event management, usually as a Technical Official. Doug considers himself very fortunate to work with some highly experienced and energetic Triathlon Tasmania board members.
 


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Jason Clark - Vice President (Elected Director)

Jason is Program Leader – Facility Operations at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre. Jason has only been in the sport of triathlon for five years, but fell in love with the challenge it brings, signing up for his first full Ironman before he’d completed his first Triathlon! Jason prefers the long-distance format – he trains and tries to compete in at least one full Ironman per year. When Jason saw a vacancy on the Triathlon Tasmania Board, he thought he could be of assistance after sitting on the Triathlon South Committee for several seasons. Jason brings knowledge, motivation, a fair playing field (Technical Official) and a laugh to triathlon! Jason loves being involved and helping out where he can.

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Maree Blackaby - Executive Officer
Ph: 0419 152 487 E: admin@tas.triathlon.org.au

Maree has extensive experience in the hospitality sector managing Hotels and Restaurants in various parts of the state. She is married with two teenage sons and lives in Launceston. As per many parents, she has followed her children through their sporting journey and held formal roles on Committees in a variety of sports, e.g. AusKick Program and Club/State swimming. More recently, Maree acted as a volunteer representative for Swimming Tasmania, assisting in managing local, State, National and International events. Through her company, Sports Management Tasmania, she provides event and general management services to a range of schools and Triathlon Tasmania.

 

   

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Brent Dawkins - Treasurer (Appointed Director)
 

Brent is Branch Manager, Principal & Private Client Adviser at Morgans. While Brent is currently not competing in triathlons, he wants to help the sport thrive in Tasmania. Brent was appointed as a Triathlon Tasmania director a few years ago to assist with the finances and has been involved ever since. Brent helps the Board with budgeting, cash flow management, finance reporting and accounts. Brent’s kids are now a bit older, so he is hoping to get them involved in the sport and to return to training and competition himself. That calls for a new bike, which he has been after for a while now!

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Jody Dennison (Appointed Director)

 
Jody is a lawyer with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where his main role is to prosecute criminal matters in the Supreme Court. Jody is a single parent of two wonderful, but now adult, children. Through his involvement in his children’s sport, Jody has coached a lot of basketball and been involved in State programs and on Committees across the State. Jody became involved in in triathlon following a dare and loved it, competing for about 10 years until taking a break from competing when his children started playing sport. Jody’s involvement was rekindled when his children started doing triathlons and this led him to help prepare and manage State junior triathlon teams on their trips to the Australian Youth Triathlon Championships. Jody recently completed the Development Coaching course in triathlon and in now involved in helping the development of the Fairbrother junior triathlon program. Jody’s goal as part of the Triathlon Tasmania Board is to increase participation across the State at all levels and distances, but especially juniors.

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Rosie Nash 
(Elected Director)
 
When Rosie is not doing Triathlons, she is a Mum of two beautiful children, Wife, Pharmacist and Public Health Lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Ten years ago, Rosie participated in her first triathlon after her knee surgeon told her she would never run again. Originally, she was intimidated by the ocean swim, enjoyed the bike, but always favoured the run leg. Rosie now enjoys the opportunity to cross train and can see how her running has improved due to her swimming and cycling. She now gets excited at the prospect of an ocean swim! The Coles Bay Half is one of her favourite events, with spectacular scenery and families making a weekend of it. Rosie loves training as much as race day, but more than anything loves being with her Triathlon Family. Being on the Triathlon Tasmania Board has given her many opportunities to learn new skills, but most importantly it has provided her with an opportunity to give back to a sport that has provided her with so much joy. She would love to see more children enjoying Trystars this season!

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Danika Bumford (Elected Director)


Danika is a Paramedic and Regional Duty Manager for Ambulance Tasmania. Danika has competed on and off in triathlon for the past 23 years and has raced in all distances and represented Australia at age group level three times. Danika is passionate about the sport, which she shares with her husband and two girls to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Danika loves how triathlon is inclusive of all levels and ages of competitor, the sense of community and belonging that it gives. The triathlon community comprises wonderful people and friendships, which are encouraging and positive in growing the sport. Danika brings her experience and enthusiasm for triathlon to the Triathlon Tasmania Board, to help drive the sport to greater levels of participation and growth in our beautiful state.

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Melissa Hughes (Elected Director)

 
Melissa is a respected health professional and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector as a pharmacist, medical writer/editor and health economist. In addition to her role as Elected Director with Triathlon Tasmania, Melissa is Chairperson of Karinya Young Women’s Service and the 2020 Intern Director at TasPorts. Melissa is excited to bring her passion for all things triathlon to board level to promote triathlon in the community. Melissa completed her first triathlon as a veteran age grouper at the 2017 Women’s Only Triathlon at Beauty Point. Promising herself never to compete on a mountain bike again, she committed to training hard and enjoyed her first season in 2018/2019 with the Launceston Triathlon Club. The 2019 Noosa Triathlon was her first Olympic Distance and was an exciting start to the 2019/2020 season. Melissa highly values the camaraderie that comes with training and competing with fellow triathletes.

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Peter Adams   Sanctioning Officer and Technical Co-ordinator    
Gabe Dennison   Junior Development Officer    
 

Current Coaches

North

  • Dylan Hill – Development
  • Casey Mainsbridge - Development
  • William Blackaby - Foundation
  • Tim Reese - Foundation
  • Melanie Hill - Foundation
  • Tim Gunton - Foundation

South

  • Peter McKenna – Development
  • Noella Buchanan – Development
  • Mel Kemp – Development
  • Gabe Dennison – Foundation

North West

  • Jonathan Cahill – Development
  • Kate Munday - Development
  • Scott Latham – Foundation
  • Jody Dennison - Foundation
  • Shaun Mulloy - Foundation
  • Brady Butcher - Foundation

For contact details, email admin@tas.triathlon.org.au


 

For the vast majority of us, sport is overwhelmingly positive and runs without problems or concerns.

Occasionally though, things can go wrong. When they do, people need an avenue to raise their concern and make a complaint. This is when the Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) play an important role in sport. They are the person responsible for providing information and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern, as well as support during the process.

Importantly, they are not a person who investigates matters, advises, or advocates for the complainant.

In Tasmania, you can contact any of the following MPIOs for this advice:

Jody Dennison:  jodydennison@hotmail.com
Jodi Tobias:  rossandjodi@gmail.com
Ivan Davis:  ivandavis19531953@gmail.com
Amanda Hyland:  milly160876@yahoo.com

For the vast majority of us, sport is overwhelmingly positive and runs without problems or concerns.

Occasionally though, things can go wrong. When they do people need an avenue to raise their concern and make a complaint. This is when the Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) play an important role in sport. They are the person responsible for providing information and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern, as well as support during the process.

Importantly, they are not a person who investigates matters, advises, or advocates for the complainant.

In Tasmania, you can contact either of the following MPIOs for this advice:

Jody Dennison – jodydennison@hotmail.com

Jodi Tobias – rossandjodi@gmail.com

Ivan Davis – ivandavis19531953@gmail.com

Amanda Hyland – milly160876@yahoo.com