Artwork by Bou Ovington

ABOUT US

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 
Marcia Ella-Duncan (Netball)
Ali Tucker (Netball)
Darren Allie (AFL/Basketball)
Bou Ovington (Rugby League; Western Sydney University)
Professor John Evans (Rugby League/Athletics; UTS)
UNIVERSITY MEMBERSHIP
Dr. Andrew Bennie (Western Sydney University)
 
Dr. Nicholas Apoifis (UNSW)
 
Dr. Demelza Marlin (Macquarie University)

PROJECT SUPPORTERS

Marcia Ella-Duncan

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 Hodges 

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. 

Bou Ovington

Bou is a Darug man from Campbelltown who is a Western Sydney University Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) graduate. He is an international accredited Rugby League coach currently working with two junior teams in the Western Sydney community. 

 Research publications and articles

THE CONVERSATION 
'Why are so few professional sports coaches from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities' 
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Demelza Marlin, Nicholas Apoifis

https://theconversation.com/why-are-so-few-professional-sport-coaches-from-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-communities-59398

'Here's to coaches; unsung heroes and role models for social change' 

Authors: Andrew Bennie, Nicholas Apoifis

https://theconversation.com/heres-to-coaches-unsung-heroes-and-role-models-for-social-change-62958

'In Harley Windsor, Australia has its first Indigenous Winter Olympian - why has it taken so long?'

Authors: Andrew Bennie, Keith Parry

https://theconversation.com/in-harley-windsor-australia-has-its-first-indigenous-winter-olympian-why-has-it-taken-so-long-91309

 
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY 
News Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Sports Coaching Forum
http://logincms.westernsydney.edu.au/sports/home/news/featured_stories/aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_sports_coaching_forum/_nocache
 
Video Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Sports Coaching Forum (Courtesy of Western Sydney University)
https://youtu.be/p-WtoH6pAD8
FOOTBALL nsw
News Action and Excitement Grips Day 2  of National Indigenous Football Championships
https://footballnsw.com.au/2018/11/02/action-and-excitement-grips-day-2-of-national-indigenous-football-championships/
News National Indigenous Football Championships Ready for Take Off
https://footballnsw.com.au/2018/10/16/national-indigenous-football-championships-ready-for-take-off/
 
News Clinics Kick-off National Indigenous Football Championships 
https://footballnsw.com.au/2018/10/31/clinics-kick-off-national-indigenous-football-championships/
News Australia Prepares for Largest Indigenous Football Championships 
https://footballnsw.com.au/2018/10/29/australia-prepares-for-largest-indigenous-football-championship/
News Community Impact of Football In NSW To Reach $1 Billion By 2025
https://footballnsw.com.au/category/home-page/grassroots/
JOURNAL ARTICLES
‘We were made to feel comfortable and … safe’: co-creating, delivering, and evaluating coach education and health promotion workshops with Aboriginal Australian peoples, Annals of Leisure Research, 2019
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Demelza Marlin, Nick Apoifis & Rhiannon L. White  
 
'Noble athlete, savage coach: how racialised representations of Aboriginal athletes impede professional sport coaching opportunities for Aboriginal Australians' in International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2017
Authors: Nicholas Apoifis, Demelza Marlin, Andrew Bennie 
'Cultural connections and cultural ceilings: exploring the experiences of Aboriginal Australian sport coaches' in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, 2017
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Nicholas Apoifis, Demelza Marlin, Jeffery G. Caron (McGill University)
'A Guide to Conducting Systematic Reviews of Coaching Science Research' in International Sport Coaching Journal, 2017
Authors: Andrew Bennie, Nicholas Apoifis, Demelza Marlin, et. al. 

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS