ABOUT US - GOVERNANCE

Established in 1896, Adelaide University Sport is directly affiliated with the University of Adelaide and has been incorporated in its own right since 1979. It is administratively autonomous, with its own constitution and has full control of the allocation of expenditure from its budget.

AU Sport is governed by the Sports Council, which is comprised of designated representatives from each of the affiliated and financial clubs. The Council meets at least three times a year.

View the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

2017 Board nomination form
Calling for Board nominations 2017
AGM notice 2017





 

AU SPORT PATRON


Professor Warren Bebbington
Vice-Chancellor of The University of Adelaide


 









 

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Responsibility for the conduct of AU Sport's business is vested in the Board of Management (BoM), which meets monthly on at least nine occasions annually. The BoM is elected annually (four members retire each year on rotation) by the Sports Council. The purpose of the BoM is to oversee and manage the distribution of funds, provide direction to the staff and make strategic decisions pertaining to the operations of AU Sport. The General Manager is a non-voting ex officio member of the Board. 

The 2015 - 2016 BoM comprises:

       
David Penn (Cricket) - President    Chris McMichael (Basketball) - Deputy President

           
Luke Johnston (Cricket)                  Crispin Paintner (Sailing)                  Patrick Ey (Boat)

            
Hugo Burgin (Boat)                            Ali Lawrence (AUSKI)                      Maria Katropoulos (Volleyball)   
  

Michael Physick - University Representative              

AU SPORT STAFF

General Manager
Mike Daws
(generalmanager@theblacks.com.au)

Overall responsibility for the successful management of AU Sport, including for example, Board and University relations, financial reporting, strategic business plan formulation, facility development and staff coordination.







 
Administration Officer
Charlie-Ann Stevens
(adminofficer@theblacks.com.au)

- Field bookings, club reports/finances, club membership committee lists, insurance queries and general enquiries.

- Organisation of special events, including annual Blues Awards.






 

Sports Development Officer (SDO)
Sara Lane
(sdo@theblacks.com.au)

Provides assistance to clubs with grants, sponsorships/scholarships, marketing, club and policy development, succession planning and committee management.

- Marketing and Events, including IV Football and City to Bay and club stalls/BBQs.






 

Sports Development Officer (SDO)
Thomas Sharpe
(sdo@theblacks.com.au)

- Marketing and Events, including O Week, Sports on the Green, Australian University Sport events, Inter-Faculty Active Recreation (IFAR) Week, the Vice-Chancellor's Cup and club stalls/BBQs.

- Provides assistance to clubs with grants, sponsorships/scholarships, marketing, club and policy development, succession planning and committee management.