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Our People

V Swans is committed to the ongoing employment, professional and personal development all our staff, players and officials. We operate in diverse communities and recognise the importance of employing staff representative of these communities. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality programs via high quality people. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people , people from CALD backgrounds and women fulfil a significant number of roles throughout our business.
  • NICOLE GRAVES

    GENERAL MANAGER Email: ngraves@vswans.com.au

    The Founding Member of V Swans, Masters in Business (Sport Major), Grad Dip Indigenous Studies, Level 3 Coach (AFL) with a background in AFL Game Development, Business/Marketing.

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  • CHERYL THOMAS

    ADMINISTRATION MANAGER Email: cthomas@vswans.com.au

    Bachelor of Arts - Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies, Background – Human Resources, former National Manager Indigenous employment, Wongutha/Noongar woman

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  • KARA DONNELLAN

    HIGH PERFORMANCE/JUSTICE MANAGER Email: kdonnellan@vswans.com.au

    Degree in Physical Education/Sport Science, Level 2 coach (AFL), Current WA Snr State Captain (Women’s AFL), Background - Elite Performance.

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  • EMILY McGUIRE

    METRO PROGRAM TRAINEE Email: trainee@vswans.com.au

    Completed Year 12, currently completing Cert IV Sport and Recreation, AFL State Youth Girls 16’s & 18’s Player, Young Noongar woman.

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  • BEAU MCDONALD

    REGIONAL MANAGER ROEBOURNE Email: bmcdonald@vswans.com.au

    2 time Brisbane Lions Premiership star and talented product of the Swan Districts Football Club, an outstanding youth mentor, coach and has unique skills in dealing with young people with a great record and reputation with Pilbara Youth in particular.

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  • PAIGE MALEK-ALEXANDER

    TRAINEE - ROEBOURNE Email: roebournetrainee@vswans.com.au
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  • TRACEY SWAMI

    REGION MANAGER - HEDLAND REGION Email: tswami@vswans.com.au

    Founding staff member of the V Swans Shooting Goals Program, Advanced level 2 netball coach & AFL Level 1 Coach, Former West Coast Fever Netball Team, Cert IV training & assessment, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Awards: 2014 - Life Member – North West Netball Region, 2009 - Port Hedland Netball Association Presidents Award

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  • SHANE BEROS

    KICKING GOALS PROGRAM MANAGER - HEDLAND REGION Email: sberos@vswans.com.au

    Bachelor of Education - Phys Ed/Health, 2004 to 2005 Capt. Swan Districts Football Club, 2 times Swan Medal, 2003 Sandover Medallist, 193 WAFL games with Swans, Coach Accreditation: Level One AFL, Level One Talent Identification AFL, Background: Elite Performance, Education Cert IV Training and Assessment.

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  • CINDY HACKETT

    ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - HEDLAND REGION Email: chackett@vswans.com.au

    5 yrs School Officer/Personal Assistant to Principal Hedland Senior High School, 20 years office administration experience, Familiar with VSwans program having a daughter sucessfully complete Shooting Goals Program 2014, son complete the Kicking Goals Program 2012 & daughter in year 7 participating in Shooting Goals 2015. (All students of Hedland Senior High School) and a Local Hedland resident - over 30 years

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  • SHAQUADE SMITH

    TRAINEE - HEDLAND REGION Email: kgtrainee@vswans.com.au

    Completed Year 12 Students Kicking Goals - Currently completing a Certificate IV in Sport & Recreation, Interests in AFL, Been a member of Kicking Goals for three years, Shaquade is a young Banjima man.

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  • ASHLEE WARD

    SHOOTING GOALS PROGRAM TRAINEE - HEDLAND REGION Email: sgtrainee@vswans.com.au

    Year 12 Shooting Goals Student - completing Certificate II in Sport and Recreation, Ashlee is a young Noongar woman and has been a long term participant of the Shooting Goals Program.

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  • PAUL PITCHERS

    REGIONAL MANAGER - EAST PILBARA Email: ppitchers@vswans.com.au

    Bachelor of Physical Health and Education;Level 2 Accredited Umpire; Level 3 Accredited Field Umpire [WAFL], Cert IV Training & Assessment

     

     

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  • CALLIE WALKER

    EAST PILBARA PROGRAM TRAINEE Email: cwalker@vswans.com.au

    Fulltime trainee currently studying for Certificate IV Sport & Recreation, Coach Accreditation level and sports: Netball Association C Badge Coaching Accreditation, Shooting Goals Participant for 5 years. Aboriginal Background - Aboriginal, Awards: Fitzgerald up and coming Junior Netball Player Award (2012). National Northwest Region MVP (2012). C Badge Umpiring Award (2014).

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  • BREANNA SHUTTLEWORTH

    EAST PILBARA PROGRAM TRAINEE Email: newmantrainee@vswans.com.au

    Currently completing a Certificate III Sport and Recreation and studying Year 12

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  • SHARON DONNELLAN

    REGIONAL MANAGER ASHBURTON Email: sdonnellan@vswans.com.au

    Bachelor of Arts in Education, Diploma of Business, has taught kindergarten and worked in Early Childhood for over 20 years.

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  • KAIDEN MATERA

    PROGRAM MANAGER - ASHBURTON REGION Email: kmatera@vswans.com.au

    Bachelor degree in Commerce, majoring in Sports Managment. Experience in a variety of community projects and Indigenous Youth development in Wiluna, Meekatharra and Boyagin Brook. Noongar heritage from father's family.

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  • MERLE ASHBURTON

    EARLY YEAR PROGRAM MANAGER - ASHBURTON REGION Email: earlyyears@vswans.com.au

    Deep knowledge and understanding of the local community needs and how to support these.

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