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June 15, 2016 | LATEST NEWS

Australian Commonwealth Games Association APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGERS AHEAD OF GOLD COAST 2018

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) today announced the appointment of three General Managers as part of its push towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The appointees to the General Manager roles are:

Dianne (Di) O’Neill - Corporate
Jonathon Monasso - Marketing & Communications
Tim Mahon - Team Performance

Di O’Neill has most recently been the Senior Manager, Finance and Business Operations at Gymnastics Australia following an extensive 20 year career in sports management in gymnastics, cricket and V8 super car racing. O’Neill was a member of Team Headquarters for the Australian Team to Glasgow 2014.

Jonathon Monasso joins the ACGA following a successful stint with Australian Football League (AFL) club Sydney Swans. Most recently Monasso was the Swans’ General Manager, Communications – a position he held from March 2012 to January 2016.

Tim Mahon is currently the High Performance Manager for Shooting Australia – a position he has held since 2013. Mahon has been involved in high performance sport for more than 20 years, holding positions with the Victorian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport and the New Zealand Academy of Sport. He was Section Manager of Australia’s highly successful shooting team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“Di, Jonathon and Tim join the ACGA at a very important time in its history. I am excited about the prospect of working with them” said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.

“Their individual skills and experiences will complement each other extremely well. They will contribute greatly to returning Australia to the position of number 1 Commonwealth Games nation” Phillips said.

O’Neill and Monasso join the ACGA on 4 July while Mahon will commence on 3 October following the completion of his team management commitments with the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams to Rio. By agreement with Shooting Australia, Mahon will undertake project work with the ACGA commencing in late June. Read More
  • June 09, 2016 | Latest News

    New Home for CGF as Her Majesty The Queen Launches New Commonwealth Hub

    Her Majesty The Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations, including the Commonwealth Games Federation, together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working.

    The three Commonwealth organisations that will move to a new combined centre of Commonwealth activity – Marlborough House and Quadrant House – are the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. It is expected that other Commonwealth organisations will join the hub in due course with Quadrant House being renamed Commonwealth House.

    The Queen officially launched the new Hub during a visit to Marlborough House ahead of her official 90th birthday celebrations which will take place this weekend and will be attended by representatives from 53 Commonwealth countries. As part of the celebrations, CGF President Louise Martin CBE introduced Her Majesty to Commonwealth athletes Sasha Corbin, Helen Housby and Ali Glasse-Davies.

    The new Commonwealth Hub will help to deliver the Secretary-General's vision to work more closely with all Commonwealth organisations to honour the values of the Commonwealth charter and the commitments on health, education, climate change, good governance, equality and the rule of law in the Sustainable Development Goals and COP 21. It also delivers one of the CGF’s Transformation 2022 goals, to co-locate and align with Commonwealth organisations to maximise collaboration opportunities.

    The Commonwealth Hub will bring the Commonwealth Games to the heart of the Commonwealth headquarters and will encourage more young people to become engaged in Commonwealth issues. It will also provide a focal point for reaching to mayors and elected councillors and their local communities right across the Commonwealth. Other plans for the Commonwealth Hub include an education centre in the newly named Commonwealth House.

    The CGF will move from its current premises in London’s Old Street over the summer.

    (Source: Commonwealth Games Federation) Read More
  • May 31, 2016 | Latest News

    GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES HEADQUARTERS DEDICATED TO THE LEGENDARY RUNNER RON CLARKE

    Australian middle distance running legend and former Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke AO, MBE was remembered this morning at a special dedication ceremony at the Ashmore headquarters of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

    The former TAFE campus Block A was named The Ron Clarke Building after the 17-time world record holder by the Minister for the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe.

    Minister Hinchliffe said the dedication recognised Clarke’s pivotal involvement in the successful bid for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

    “There is no doubt the powerful mix of Ron’s status as a world-recognised athlete, combined with his civic leadership assisted the bid greatly,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “Indeed, his personal contribution to that success is one of the key reasons we are standing here today.

    “Ron Clarke was unquestionably one of the all-time greats of world middle distance running at a time of enormous depth in the Australian ranks.

    “Whilst Ron never won Olympic or Commonwealth gold medal, he without doubt revolutionised his sport with his 17 official world records and showed generations of runners, and people from all walks of life, what could be achieved with hard work and courage,” he said.Read More
  • May 31, 2016 | Latest News

    Vale Deirdre Hyland AM

    Above: Deirdre Hyland AM at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2014 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is saddened by the news of the passing of Deirdre Hyland AM.

    Deirdre passed away over the weekend aged 79. Deirdre is survived by her brother Robin, cousins Renne and Hans Ness and close friend Dot McHugh.

    Deirdre was Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989, for her contribution to Netball and is regarded as one of the sports most distinguished administrators.

    Chairman John Bertrand AM said "the change Deirdre brought to the sport of Netball was groundbreaking and confirmed her passion for the game. Dedicating herself for the recognition of netball as an elite sport, her achievements at state and national levels were confirmed when she was not only Inducted into The Sport Australia of Fame, but also The Australian Netball Hall of Fame and The Queensland Hall of Fame”.

    “To be recognised in three Halls of Fame around the country is a testimony to Deirdre’s unwavering hard work and desire to strive for the best” John continued. “She will leave behind her a legacy in netball and has paved the way for many administrators”.

    (Source: Sport Australia Hall of Fame)Read More
  • May 23, 2016 | Latest News

    Atos Brings Global Experience to Power the Games

    The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today announced that Atos will deliver complex and innovative information technology solutions crucial for the planning and staging of Australia’s largest sporting event in more than a decade.

    The solutions will form a critical part of a world class technology environment being implemented by GOLDOC in preparation for and during the Games.

    Atos has joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) sponsorship family to deliver the comprehensive Games Management System (GMS) and Information Diffusion System (IDS) to power performance at the heart of the Games.

    Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Atos as an Official Supporter to GC2018.

    “As a global technology company, Atos have a proven history of successful delivery of GMS and IDS solutions at major international events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

    “For GC2018, Atos will manage the delivery of complex and innovative technology solutions and applications through their Games Management System that will support Accreditation Management, the Volunteer Portal, Volunteer Application Form, Sport Entries Management and more.Read More
  • May 18, 2016 | Latest News

    Coolangatta to host Gold Coast 2018 Beach Volleyball competition

    The Coolangatta beachfront will host the venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) Beach Volleyball competition, the Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, announced today.

    The sport secured a spot in the Gold Coast 2018 sports program after an historic agreement was signed in March this year between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Queensland Government and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

    Its staging in a temporary stadium at the city’s southern-most beachside location means that spectacular television images of the Gold Coast’s iconic coastline will be seen by some 1.5 billion people across the world over the course of the April 4-15 2018 event.

    “The Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches will be a huge drawcard during the Games, but the Beach Volleyball at Coolangatta will take things to a whole new level for Gold Coasters and the thousands of visitors who will experience this iconic sport in such a beautiful part of the world,” Minister Hinchliffe said.Read More
  • May 17, 2016 | Latest News

    New Commonwealth Games Board Chair and Director to be appointed

    Former Premier of Queensland Peter Beattie AC will be appointed the new Chair of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Board.

    Mr Beattie, who served as Premier from 1998 to 2007, is to be joined on the GOLDOC Board by former editor-in-chief of the Gold Coast Publications Pty Ltd Bob Gordon.

    Ms Palaszczuk said the appointments would ensure the 2018 Commonwealth Games would maximise value for the Gold Coast and Queensland.

    “The Games will showcase Queensland and its people to an audience of more than 1.5 billion people across the world,” she said.

    “It’s a great opportunity for our athletes, but it’s also an important opportunity to strengthen trade, tourism and jobs.”

    “The Games are already having a significant impact and more than 5700 workers have been engaged on the Games to date".

    “The Games are expected to generate 30,000 jobs and inject more than $2 billion into Queensland’s economy.”
    Ms Palaszczuk said Peter Beattie and Bob Gordon were passionate Queenslanders with strong connections to the corporate community.

    “As Premier, Peter Beattie secured 2001 Goodwill Games and this was another major opportunity to showcase Queensland globally. Through his experience and energy, Peter will help my Government ensure the 2018 Games are the best ever,” she said.Read More
  • May 07, 2016 | Latest News

    Shooting Australia: Success at Junior World Cup

    Members of our NextGen AUSComGames Squad competed in the ISSF Junior World Cup event in Suhl, Germany. This is the third ISSF Junior World Cup in Rifle-Pistol-Shotgun and the first for 2016.

    Against the best junior shooting athletes in the World we think their achievements speak for themselves:

    • Jake Wallace, Samuel Bylsma and Adam Bylsma: Gold in Trap Men Team Competition
    • Jack Wallace: Bronze in Trap Men
    • Sergie Evglevski, Thomas Ashmore and Bailey Groves: Bronze in 25M Standard Pistol Men Team Competition
    • Stephanie Pile: Bronze in Trap
    • Sergei Evglevski: Silver in 25M Rapid Fire Pistol
    • Sergei Evglevski, Thomas Ashmore and Bailey Groves: Bronze in the 25M Pistol Team Competition
    • Sergei Evglevski: Bronze in 25M Standard Pistol

    Also producing strong performances were Sergei Evglevski (fifth in the 25M Pistol), Jack Rossiter (fourth in 10M Air Rifle), and Mitchell Bailey, Jack Rossiter, and Daniel Clopatofsky (sixth in the 50M Rifle Prone Team Competition).

    "The future looks bright for our sport," said Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. “The work with these developing athletes is paying off with outstanding results"

    Shooting Australia acknowledges assistance and funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association that helps us to send athletes to events like the Junior World Cup in Suhl. The NextGEN AUSComGames program has been designed by the ACGA to provide assistance to those junior athletes who have been identified as potential medal winners at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games or at the 2018 or 2022 Commonwealth Games.

    Of the athletes sent to Suhl Jack Rossiter, Emma Adams, Victoria Rossiter, Bailey Groves, Sergei Evglevski, Sascha Kroopin, Jack Wallace, Aislin Jones, and Mitchell Bailey will receive support from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) as part of the 2016 NextGen AUSComGames Squad.

    “The ACGA is proud to provide financial support through the NextGEN AUSComGames program to our young shooters. We see it as an important investment in Australia’s future success in Commonwealth Games competition,” said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.

    For the entire team results at the 2016 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl visit www.issf-sports.org. Source: Shooting AustraliaRead More

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