Friends of WattleNest

The Friends of the WattleNest are champions of change who have the courage to challenge, the compassion to bring fairness and the curiosity to find possibilities. They continue to inspire, empower and encourage our communities to live active, purposeful lives and to leave a legacy of positive change. These faces represent those that have offered support to the WattleNest and/or our athletes shaping positive impact for future change.

Georgina & Libby Trickett OLY


Andrew Nabbout


Carol Fox

Communication Expert

Ji Wallace OLY


Lara Paholski


Beth Mooney


Steve Price

Rugby League

Steve Renouf

Rugby League

Mark Ella

Rugby Union

Marianna Crow

Athlete Career Consultant

Jade North OLY

Football (Soccer)

Asako Ono

Rugby Union, Surf Rowing

Bron Knox OLY

Water Polo

Bronte Campbell OLY


Tamsyn Manou OLY


Tim Mannah

Rugby League

Steve Waugh


Tim Conroy

Mental Health & Careers

Cathy McGuane

Sports leadership

Ian Healy


Adam Sheppard

Wheelchair Racing

Tanya Harding OLY


Katrina Edgar


Ryan Gonsalves


Hien Le


Dr Paul Griffin


Meet our Advisory Board Directors

The WattleNest has established a dynamic Advisory Board who believe in our vision bringing valuable expertise to support strategy and future growth.

Sonya Beyers


Natasha Olsson-Seeto

Nina Crawford

Greg Dooley

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The Athlete agrees:

The Athlete is over the age of 18 or has disclosed otherwise.

The Athlete understands that by participating in the WattleNest Athlete Partnership Program there is no guarantee of funding.

On receipt of any funding, the Athlete will provide quarterly updates to the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner, which might include, but is not limited to providing information on the Athlete’s performance, upcoming competitions or training to the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner.

The Athlete agrees that these updates may be shared on the Corporate Partner and WattleNest Pty Ltd’s social media platforms

The Athlete must keep the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner fully informed of the Athlete competition schedule.

The Athlete must follow the WattleNest Pty Ltd and its Corporate partner on social media channels and make a conscious effort to promote and encourage engagement.

The Athlete is encouraged, where possible, and provided there is no conflict with the Athlete’s competition and reparation schedule, to attend the WattleNest Pty Ltd networking events.

The Athlete will continue to comply with all Australian and world sports body rules and regulations and all rules and regulations of the Athlete’s Member Federation.

The Athlete will promote the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner via his or her social media platforms and the Corporate Partner and the WattleNest Pty Ltd irrevocably grant the Athlete a licence to use their trademarks and other intellectual property (including image rights) to advertise and promote the Corporate Partner and the WattleNest Pty Ltd.

The Athlete irrevocably grants to the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner rights to use the Athlete image, and other intellectual property rights, in advancement of the Athlete Partner Program.

Any funds provided to the Athlete as part of the Athlete Partner Program will be used to support the Athlete's progress in the sport for example, but not limited to, assisting the Athlete to attend competitions, pay for training, training equipment etc.

The WattleNest Pty Ltd is not responsible for any brand conflicts and will not protect exclusivity - the Athlete is responsible for ensuring that any existing or future Corporate Partnership agreements are complied with, that by participating in the Athlete Partner Program they are not in breach of pre-existing agreements and that they will advise any future Corporate Partners etc of his or her participation in the Athlete Partner Program.

The Athlete indemnifies and will keep the WattleNest Pty Ltd indemnified from and against any and all claims directly or indirectly, arising out of or relating to any content posted on the Athlete’s website or social media posts concerning the WattleNest Pty Ltd or the Corporate Partner.

The Athlete agrees that by participating in the Athlete Partner Program, he / she is consenting to use of their image being used by the WattleNest Pty Ltd and the Corporate Partner without prior consent being obtained.

The WattleNest Pty Ltd is not liable for any damage, including but not limited to, not limited to if the Corporate Partner:

  • breaches these Terms and Conditions;
  • is subject to negative media publicity;
  • is subject to a change of control;
  • acts in a way that brings the WattleNest Pty Ltd or the Athlete into disrepute.

The athlete, where LinkedIn is being used, will add the WattleNest as an organisation of affiliation.

The athlete, where Instagram is being used, will follow the WattleNest and show support of other athletes in the program.

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