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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.
  • KARA DONNELLAN

    MANAGER Email: kdonnellan@vswans.com.au

    Degree in Physical Education/Sport Science, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Level 2 Coach (AFL), Current Fremantle FC AFLW Captain(Women’s AFL), Background - Elite Performance & Education.

     

    • Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education – Health and Physical Education
    • Level 2 coach (AFL)
    • Fremantle FC AFLW Captain (2016 – current)
    • Certificate IV – Training & Assessment – TAE40110
    • Certificate II, III & IV in Sport & Recreation
    • Certificate II & III in Fitness
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • Background: Elite Performance & Education
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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

     

    • Bachelor of Arts - Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies
    • Aboriginal Cultural background: Wongutha/Noongar
    • Noongar language and culture course (CAS1) – currently studying
    • Background – Human Resources, National Manager Indigenous employment
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  • SHANE BEROS

    HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER 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.

    • Bachelor of Education - Physical Education & Health
    • Certificate IV – Training & Assessment
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • 2004 to 2005 Capt. Swan Districts Football Club
    • 2 x Swan Medal, 2003 Sandover Medallist
    • 193 WAFL games with Swan Districts Football Club
    • Coach Accreditation: Level One AFL, Level One Talent Identification AFL.
    • Background: Elite Performance, Education
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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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  • 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.

    • 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 2000 to 2008
    • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
    • Certificate IV in Fitness
    • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
    • Certificate II and Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • Awards: 2014 - Life Member – North West Netball Region
    • Background: Elite Performance, Education
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  • STEVE THOMSON

    KICKING GOALS PROGRAM MANAGER - HEDLAND REGION Email: sthomson@swandistrictsfc.com
    • Over 15 years of AFL Talent ID experience
    • Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation
    • SDFC Talent Manager – 8 years
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • Background: Talent Identification, Coaching & mentoring
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  • EMMA McSWEENEY

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

     

    • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • Level 2 AFL Accredited Umpire
    • Level 3 Accredited Field Umpire (WAFL)
    • Level 1 AFL Coach

     

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  • CALLIE WALKER

    ACTIVE EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Email: cwalker@vswans.com.au

    Manages V Swans Shooting Goals program at Newman SHS, and S2S Netball program. 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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  • ADAM CONWELL

    REGIONAL MANAGER - ASHBURTON Email: aconwell@vswans.com.au
    • Bachelor of Policing (Charles Sturt University)
    • Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
    • Certificate II in Policing
    • 17+ years in law enforcement
    • Drumbeat qualified trainer
    • Currently studying – Certificate IV – Training & Assessment – TAE40110
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • National Police Check
    • Background: Policing, Justice & Management
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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.

     

    • Bachelor degree in Commerce, majoring in Sports Management
    • Experience in a variety of community projects and Indigenous Youth development in Wiluna, Meekatharra and Boyagin Brook
    • Noongar heritage from father's family
    • Drumbeat qualified trainer
    • Level 1 AFL coach
    • Currently studying – Certificate IV – Training & Assessment – TAE40110
    • Working with Children’s Check
    • Ex WAFL player – South Fremantle
    • Background: Youth Engagement & Elite Performance
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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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  • BONNIE PALMERO

    YOUTH CENTRE COORDINATOR Email: youthcentre@vswans.com.au

    Experience in youth work within the Onslow Community for over 10 years

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