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Bringing together sport Athlete Committee Chairs and Senior athlete leaders

What is Champions in Chairs?

Champions in Chairs is an event to bring together sport Athlete Committee Chairs and Senior athlete leaders to focus on current challenges facing Athlete Committees in the High Performance sporting environment.

It aims to provide the athletes an opportunity for additional leadership development, legitimising the athletes' voice,  and a unique networking opportunity for future leaders and influencers across the Australian elite sporting system.

Champions in Chairs #2 Speakers

Champions in Chairs 2019

Date: 25  November 2020
Location: Held virtually
Special guests included: Annabelle Williams OAM, Ian Robson, Kerri Pottharst OAM, Layne Beachley OA - Chair Surfing Australia

Champions in Chairs #2 Speakers

Sam Lane

Sports Journalist
Event MC

Layne Beachley OA

Chair, Surfing Australia
Event keynote speaker

Annabelle Williams OAM

Chair, Paralympics Australia Athlete Commission
Event panel member

Ian Robson

CEO, Rowing Australia
Event panel member

Kerri Pottharst OAM

Director, Volleyball Australia
Event panel member

Peter Conde



2019 Champions in Chairs #1

Champions in Chairs 2019 participants

Date: 19 November 2019
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Special guests included: Ian Thorpe AM, Steve Hooker OAM, Scott Draper, Sam Lane

Champions in Chairs 2019 - conference outcomes

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