Our People


Shelley Mulqueen: Program Manager

Stuart Craig: Business Manager

Lauren Fawcett: Club Development & Special Projects Lead

Laura Bradley: Community Development & Partnerships Lead

Sophie Bickford: Project Coordinator – Program Delivery & Digital Communications

Paul Colbert: Community Sport Partnerships Consultant

Jo Cahill: Project Coordinator – Regional Sport Partnership Program

Zita Waldron-Brown: Administrative Contractor

Tamarra Ferguson: Project Coordinator (maternity leave to January 2025)

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 and physical activity.

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.


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.

Amber is currently employed with the Central Goldfields Shire Council as Manager Project Management Office and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of major project delivery. She has extensive experience across the Local Government sector, having also held various roles at Buloke Shire Council and Northern Grampians Shire Council over the past decade. Amber enjoys keeping active and is an enthusiastic spectator of AFL and Cricket. She is passionate about the benefits of participation in sport and recreation in developing connected and inclusive communities.

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.

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 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.

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.

Jacqui joined the Sports Focus Board of Management in 2023. Jacqui is a motorsport enthusiast that has a real passion for community sport having been involved as a volunteer in swimming, hockey, gridiron and MTB. Having previously volunteered at a committee level, Jacqui has joined the Sports Focus board to improve her understanding of good governance at a board level.

Anne-Marie is currently employed with the University of Melbourne, Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health as Senior Health Promotion Manager and works in Strategy, Planning and Analysis at Bendigo Community Health Services.  With a robust background in health promotion, community development and adept risk management, Anne-Marie is driven by a passion for harnessing the power of sport and recreation to foster interconnected and inclusive rural and regional communities.

Anne-Marie currently sits on the board of Rochester Elmore District Health Service.