Connecting generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting leaders through sport coaching
Artwork by Bou Ovington
Coaching Unlimited is a coach education and health promotion program created in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches, national sports organisations, and university researchers.
We provide accredited training to coaches in various sports and our research-led programs also foster coaching knowledge and skills in leadership, mentoring, mental health, and community engagement.
COACHING UNLIMITED STEERING Committee
FIRST PEOPLES MEMBERSHIP
Ali Tucker-Munro (Kamilaroi/Netball)
Bou Ovington (Darug/Rugby League)
Georgina Cohen (Yaegl/Netball)
Dr Paul Perkins (Wiradjuri/Boxing/Australian Institute of Sport)
Dr. Andrew Bennie (Western Sydney University)
Dr. Nicholas Apoifis (UNSW)
Dr. Demelza Marlin (Anglo-Celtic/Wiradjuri)
Professor John Evans (rugby/athletics)
Darren Allie (Gudjala; Basketball/AFL)
Marcia Ella-Duncan (Yuin, Netball)
Marcia is a descendant of the Yuin nation on the far south coast of NSW and was the Coaching Coordinator at Randwick Netball Association. She holds an Intermediate level Netball coaching accreditation, is a Netball Australia Board Member, and has recently been accepted into Netball Australia's Hall of Fame.
Jarred is a descendant of the Kooma Guwamu people from South Western Queensland. He is a graduate of Western Sydney University and a Health and Physical Education professional. He holds a Level 3 Rugby Union accreditation and is currently working in talent development for the Australian Rugby Union.
Research publications and articles
'Why are so few professional sports coaches from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities'
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Demelza Marlin, Nicholas Apoifis
'Here's to coaches; unsung heroes and role models for social change'
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Nicholas Apoifis
'In Harley Windsor, Australia has its first Indigenous Winter Olympian - why has it taken so long?'
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Keith Parry