SportWest has as part of its strategic plan an objective to “recruit and retain quality people who are aligned to SportWest values”. Those values include transparency, collaboration, leadership and respect.
For support on our project areas, please visit those pages of the website for project lead contact information.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Matt is an experienced Chief Executive Officer, with a demonstrated history of working with diverse groups of stakeholders to deliver strategic outcomes that have a positive community impact. Having worked in large companies like Coca-Cola Amatil as well as within in the not-for-profit sector, Matt combines his diverse experiences and skillset to deliver key results, which is reflected in his proven track record in marketing, business strategy, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and leadership.
Matt is passionate about bringing the sporting sector together to harness the potential the industry has as a collective and is proud to lead an organisation that works to strengthen and support its members.
On a personal level, Matt has a passion for the benefits that sport brings to communities and is an avid spectator and participant but more importantly, loves watching his family being involved in a range of sports.
- Overall leadership of SportWest
MEMBER & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
Matt joined SportWest in February 2016. He was employed in touch football for 20 years – first as a community club administrator, through a development role for eight years, a state manager, before becoming part of Touch Football Australia’s senior leadership team for seven years. In that time, Matt oversaw staff across much of Australia and also played a key role in significant management and governance change in WA and nationally.
Matt graduated from the University of Canberra with a degree in Sports Administration and Sports Media, and followed this with a period working as the Capital Football (Soccer) Junior League Administrator in Canberra, with experience in sports management and delivery since 1995. He also did a practicum placement with Swimming Australia during his final year at University.
- General operational support and guidance for members, including link to member support services.
- Information on the RAC SportWest Awards.
- Sportsview newsletter content.
- New membership enquiries.
- Sponsorship enquiries.
Any general enquiries can also be directed to Matt for assistance or direction to appropriate support.
COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER
Steve became SportWest’s first Communications and Events Manager in July 2021.
He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Arts (Communications Studies) before completing a graduate diploma in Journalism at Curtin University.
He has spent the past decade in media and communications roles, starting as Journalist with the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times before transferring to corporate communications roles with the WA Farmers Federation and more recently the WA Police Union.
Steve has been heavily involved in community sports since a young age playing cricket, football and golf. In addition to playing, he served as President of the Doubleview Carine Cricket Club in the WA Suburban Turf Cricket Association for five years, also holding a position on the Association’s Board.
- Media Enquiries
- SportWest Awards
- Industry Events
Fran Jones joined SportWest in June 2021 as Administration Manager having previously worked at Netball WA.
She has a strong connection to sport having played a range of sports as a child and also working at the WA Institute of Sport.
In addition to her work in sport, Fran has also worked in fashion and for some of WA’s high-profile businesses including Multiplex, West Australian Newspapers, Wilson Parking and the RAC. She also worked in London for National Car Parks.
- Board Information
TRUE SPORT MANAGER
Beth McCorkindale has spent her career in communications and has been fortunate enough to pair her love of sport with her role in Sport Advocacy for the past decade in Western Australia.
Prior to that, she worked for an international PR agency based in Sydney and was part of the team presenting the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre.
Beth is working with SportWest, in partnership with Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, to lead the review of the True Sport initiative. She is passionate about the role that sport can play in enriching people and communities and appreciates the perspective that parenting brings to her work.
Career highlights include being part of the team that began Nature Play WA, developing the Ultimate Volunteer Reward to recognise and inspire sports volunteering, curating Changing the Game Parenting Through Sport forum series with John O’Sullivan and developing an education campaign for parents to better understand the impact of fundamental movement skills for child development in and out of the classroom.
She is currently finalising her post graduate degree in Digital Communication Strategy with RMIT.