Our People


Shelley Mulqueen – Program Manager

Stuart Craig – Business Manager

Lauren Fawcett – Project Coordinator

Laura Bradley – Project Coordinator

Tamarra Ferguson – Project Coordinator

Jasmine Noske – Project Coordinator

Zita Waldron-Brown – Administrative Contractor

Board of Management

Sports Focus is an incorporated not for profit association that is governed by a Board of Management.

Members of the Board are either elected by the organisation’s members or appointed by the board of directors, due to either the skills they possess or the influence they can yield that will drive the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives.

The Sports Focus Board of Management consists of dedicated community-minded people who want to improve the health and wellbeing of ALL through their participation in sport.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please do not hesitate to contact our Business Manager, Stuart Craig, at the Sports Focus office on 5442 3101 or by email to: admin@sportsfocus.com.au

Sports Focus is committed to board diversity and encourages women and community members from minority or marginalised groups, who are passionate about participation in physical activity, to consider any board opportunities that arise.


Board Chair – Matthew Mann

As a recently retired Principal of a local primary school, Matthew brings to the Sports Focus Board strong leadership and a wealth of knowledge in the area of governance. Matthew is also a highly credentialed coach in the sport of Kayaking, having been long involved in the sport and a founding member of the Goldfields Paddlers club . Matthew has a special affinity with grassroots sport.

Deputy Chair – Martin Mark

Currently employed with the Loddon Shire Council and with in excess of 25 years experience in the Central Victorian community sport sector, Martin brings a wealth of knowledge and learned experience to the Sports Focus board. Martin has a real passion for encouraging people to be active and connected to their community.

Sandra Hansen

Financial Controller at a local business with a Degree in Accounting, Sandra loves her football and cricket and is avid supporter of community sport. Sandra has extensive experience in financial management in both the private and public sector.

Amy Johnston

Manager, Healthy and Active Communities with the City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB). Amy has considerable experience in local government having held numerous roles at City of Greater Bendigo and Mount Alexander Shire Council. Amy is keen to strengthen the partnership between CoGB and Sports Focus, as well as further develop her understanding of good governance.

David Burns

David is a highly experienced and well regarded health practitioner having previously held the position of CEO at Central Victorian Health Alliance. David, who currently lectures in Paramedicine at La Trobe Rural Health School at La Trobe University, Bendigo, brings a high level of expertise in the health promotion field, along with considerable knowledge in program/project evaluation.

Kylie Evans

Kylie joins the Sports Focus board in 2018 having experienced governance at both a club and association level in the sport of hockey. Kylie was the recipient of the Sports Focus ‘Administrator of the Year’ award in 2015 and sees this opportunity of joining the Sports Focus board as a way of further developing her understanding of good governance.

Megan Carr

Female Engagement Manager (Victoria) with Golf Australia. Her primary focus is working with Victorian golf clubs to deliver gender equality initiatives that will increase participation and leadership opportunities for women and girls in golf. With more than 18 years of experience in the sport and recreation industry, her focus and dedication has been on planning, developing, delivering and evaluating participation pathways and development programs as well as supporting the growth of strong and sustainable clubs which offer safe, inclusive and respectful environments for all.

Amber Ricks

Amber has extensive experience across the Local Government sector, having held various roles at Buloke Shire Council and Northern Grampians Shire Council.  Amber has most recently taken on the role of Manager Project Management Office at Central Goldfields Shire Council, and is responsible for the oversight and delivery of special projects.  Amber is passionate about the benefits of participation in sport, recreation and health initiatives in developing connected and inclusive communities.