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September News from Sportspeople 

Monday, 4 September 2017


Welcome to the latest e-news from Sportspeople. In this issue we outline:

Recent Sportspeople Appointments

We are pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

  • Chief Executive Officer - Netball Northern Zone - Nicole Spratt - click here for press release
  • Female National Pathway Manager - Golf Australia - Stacey Peters - click here for press release
  • Chief Executive Officer - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs - Andrew Hill - click here for press release
  • General Manager - Participation and Sport Development - Swimming Australia - Paul Malcolm
  • Communications and Marketing Manager - Vicsport - Jasmine Richwol
  • Accounts Receivable Officer - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs - Litsa Pladas
  • Corporate Partnerships Executive - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs - Daniel Ferguson-Hill
  • Chief Executive Officer - Canterbury Cricket - Jeremy Curwin - click here for press release

Don't forget you can announce your appointments as well and see recent Sportspeople and other industry appointments at the "Who got that job?" page at the Sportspeople website.

Sportspeople Current Vacancies

The following roles are currently available through Sportspeople Recruitment:


Commercial Partnerships Executive - Bulldogs Rugby League Club

- Iconic Sport Business
- Relationship / Account Management & B2B Sales focus
- Ensure all partnership benefits are delivered
- Belmore (NSW) location; Salary structured to attract high quality candidates

Apply NOW! 

The following positions have now closed and are progressing through the recruitment cycle:

  • Campaign Consultant - High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • General Manager - Sport Wellington
  • Chief Executive - High Performance Sport New Zealand - filled! announcement pending

You can view all of these roles at the Sportspeople Jobs Market. In addition to roles being recruited by Sportspeople, you'll also find other vacancies in the sport, fitness, aquatics, coaching, venues, events, leisure and lifestyle sector at the Sportspeople Jobs Market.

Sportspeople Vacancies Coming Soon

The following roles will shortly be available exclusively through Sportspeople Recruitment:


Executive Officer

- National Industry Body
- Represent and support Golf Club Management across Australia
- Melbourne based
- More details COMING SOON


Senior Manager - Education and Pathways

- Strategic, national role working for an Olympic sport
- Attractive package
- Melbourne based
- More details COMING SOON

2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey open - PARTICIPATE NOW!

People working and volunteering in sport, fitness and aquatics jobs in Australia and New Zealand are being called upon to participate in a national survey mapping employment and salary trends for the sector.

The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is managed by recruitment agency and job board operator Sportspeople, in conjunction with La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact. The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is supported by a number of key industry partners includingSportspeople Workplace Survey cropped:

- Australian Leisure Facilities Association
- Australasian Leisure Management
- QSport
- Sport NSW
- SportSA
- VicSport
- WA Sports Federation

The support of our Survey Partners is acknowledged and greatly appreciated. Each of these organisations has made a commitment to promote the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey to their constituents and membership, an integral part of the success of the data collection process. The Survey aims to provide a snap shot of remuneration levels, workplace trends and practices within the sport, fitness and aquatic sector in Australia and New Zealand. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes for you to complete. Data gained from the survey is confidential and will only be used in a pooled form. Results will be published by Sportspeople and La Trobe University in late 2017. To participate click here.

Workplace Survey Banner 2017

Extraordinary People

One of the most important measures of the Sportspeople Recruitment business is the success of the candidates we place in jobs. It’s not just about filling the job of course; it’s really measured by the achievement of the key performance indicators set by the employer and of course, personal fulfilment of the employee. So it’s always pleasing to see Sportspeople Recruitment Alumni not only achieving great things for their employer but also see them acknowledged as industry leaders.

Recently Sportspeople Recruitment was exclusively retained to assist the Bulldogs NRL in their search for a new CEO following Raelene Castle’s announcement she is departing end of September. Andrew Hill has been announced as the incoming CEO and will commence duties upon completion of his role as CEO, Rugby League World Cup 2017.  Sportspeople Recruitment not only managed Raelene’s appointment as Bulldogs CEO in 2013, we also assisted the Bulldogs Board leading to Todd Greenberg’s appointed in 2007. Over the 4 years with the Bulldogs Raelene has made a significant impact not only at the Bulldogs, but also within the broader NRL and more generally as an inspirational leader in sport.

Alex Baumann departs as Chief Executive, High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) this week, following six years during which he not only led the establishment of HPSNZ, but also its reputation as a world leading, best practice HP organisation. Sportspeople Recruitment was exclusively retained by HPSNZ to assist the global search for the new CEO, with the appointment last week and the announcement to be made early September.

Mark Rendell announced his resignation last week as CEO, Gymnastics Australia. Sportspeople Recruitment was retained by the Gymnastics Australia Board in 2012 to assist with the search for their CEO, with Mark the successful candidate. In the press release announcing Mark’s departure Gymnastics Australia noted the significant improvements and advances made over the past 5 years of his tenure.

Last month we extended congratulations to Kate Palmer’s appointed Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sports Commission (Sportspeople Recruitment managed the recruitment process for Kate’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Netball Australia in 2006) and  Matt Carroll’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Australian Olympic Committee (Sportspeople Recruitment managed the recruitment process for Matt’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Yachting Australia in 2014 and in 2017 managed the appointment of John Lee as the new CEO, Australian Sailing).

Over the past 4 years alone our combined Sportspeople Jobs Market and Sportspeople Recruitment divisions have assisted in filling over 7,000 jobs in the sport sector.

We never lose sight that every organisation is only as extraordinary as the people that work within it. 

Robert McMurtrie
Director, Sportspeople

Fast Facts from August 2017

Here are some fast facts from Sportspeople's Jobs Market activity in August 2017:

Top Sportspeople Jobs Market Advertisers

  • YMCA
  • Belgravia Leisure
  • Lifeguarding Services Australia
  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Peninsula Aquatic Centre (PARC)
  • Cricket Victoria
  • Leonards Advertising
  • Fit n Fast

Most viewed Sportspeople Jobs Market advertisements

  • Chief Executive Officer - Illawarra Academy of Sport
  • Professional Development Manager - ascta
  • Sport Leader - Decathlon Australia
  • Personal Trainer - Self Employed - South Pacific Health Club
  • Events Manager - Athletics NSW
  • Youth Football / Soccer Coach - T3 Australia
  • Head Coach - Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club
  • Boxing Star - STAR Fitness
  • Casual Pool Attendants - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Swim Teachers - Swimming with Excellence

Volunteer, Internship and Community Sport Club positions listed - 63

New courses, programs and activities listed at Sportspeople Learning - 239

Latest Learning Advertisements

Remember: Listing at Sportspeople Learning is now FREE! There are currently over 500 courses, programs and professional development activities listed at Sportspeople Learning. A selection of the latest advertisers include:


Weekend Workshops - Restoring Optimal Function

To view all listed courses, programs and activities please visit Sportspeople Learning.

More ways to connect with Sportspeople

Do you want to connect with others in the sport, fitness, aquatics, leisure, coaching, venues and events community? Join us the following ways:

Here you can join in on discussions and polls on a range of topics, and be updated on the latest industry trends as well as jobs and services updates from Sportspeople.

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 LinkedIn - Sportspeople Company Page

Here you can join in on discussions and polls on a range of topics, and be updated on the latest industry trends as well as jobs and services updates from Sportspeople, all in your LinkedIn newsfeed!

Sportspeople also manages a number of "Groups" on LinkedIn, open exclusively to industry professionals who meet the joining criteria:

 LinkedIn - Sport, Fitness and Aquatics Community

 LinkedIn - Sport Industry CEOs

 LinkedIn - Sport Industry HR Managers

 LinkedIn - High Performance Sport Professionals

 LinkedIn - Marketing, Communications, Digital Media & Sponsorship Professionals

 Sportspeople - Register as a Job Seeker
A Sportspeople Job Seeker Registration is free and completing the on-line form takes around 2 minutes. Once registered you’ll be on your way to joining Australia's and New Zealand's largest on-line community for the sport, fitness, aquatic, coaching, venues, events, leisure and wellness sector. 

More Information?

If you would like to find out more about Sportspeople or any of our services, please contact us on FREECALL Australia 1800 634 388 or FREECALL New Zealand 0800 634 388 or email

Best Regards,

Customer Service Team
Sportspeople Pty Ltd


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