AFFILIATE CONFERENCE

Queensland Touch Football (QTF) is excited to announce that in connection with the Festival of Touch, QTF will host a QTF Affiliate Conference.

The QTF Affiliate Conference has been created to Unite and Inspire touch football affiliates across Queensland. The conference provides professional development opportunities, including the ability to share knowledge and ideas with other Administrators with the aim of growing the sport of touch football in Queensland.

Date: Monday 29th November, 2021
Location: Southport Yacht Club,1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

Registrations are OPEN!

Affiliates will be required to complete the following registration link for all Affiliate attendees. 

Once an affiliate has completed the online registration link, an invoice will be provided for payment. Payment is required before 5pm Tuesday, 16 November.

Queensland Touch Football will subsidise the cost of 1 (one) affiliate delegate; additional attendees will be charged the full price.

  • First Affiliate Attendee: $110 (Inc GST)
  • Additional Affiliate Attendees: $132 (Inc GST)

The QLD Affiliate Conference is all inclusive and the above prices includes: Full day conference, Morning tea, Lunch and a Networking function (2 hours standard drinks package + 1 hr canapes).

Note: This does not include any accommodation costs.

Travel Subsidies will be provided to one (1) delegate from each regional affiliate and will be offered to three different zones. Travel subsidies will be provided post the conference, upon viewing of a receipt.

Zone 1
Affiliate administrators who will travel from a location greater than 3 hours away – Up to $50.00

Zone 2
Affiliate administrators who will travel from a location greater than 5 hours away – Up to $150

Zone 3
|Affiliate administrators who will travel from NQ  – Up to $200

Only the first delegate will be eligible for the Travel Subsidy and affiliates within 3 hours of the conference venue will not be eligible.

Contact the Events Team for more information.

Although there is no accommodation onsite, there are a range of options in the Main Beach and Southport areas.

Schedule & Guest Speakers

SCHEDULE TIME
Arrival / Registration
8:20 am
Session One

Welcome 

Troy Morgan - QTF Strategic Direction

9:00 am

Business Support

  • Creating Culture - Hounds Graceville
  • Grants - Rachael Stacey
  • MySideline - Nicola Wines
9:30 am

Sports Promotion 

  • Building a Communication Plan - Sophie McCullen, Think Communications
  • Sharing Stories & Success - Brittany Monaghan, QTF
10:30 am
Morning Tea / Expo
11:00 am
Session Two

Affiliate Development

  • Coach Developer - Tristan Mana
  • Affiliate Referee Recruitment, Development & Retention - Ken Golden & Lee Rossow
11:30 am

Lunch / Expo

1:30 pm

Growing the Game - Programs

  • All Abilities - Graeme Clancy, NRL Titans Renee Cohen & Ethan Sloan
  • Fast 4 - Katie Geiger, Mackay Touch
  • Touch for Tots - Mitch Alexander, Palm Beach
  • Women in Touch, Katie Geiger, Mackay Touch
2:00 pm
Mini Workshop Breakout
3:15 pm
Session Three

Leadership Panel Discussion

  • Rohan Sawyer, CEO QLD Rugby League
  • Troy Morgan, Chairman QLD Touch Football
  • Greg Denny, CEO QLD Touch Football-
3:30 pm

QTF Affiliate Conference Closes 

4:00 pm

Networking Drinks & Function

Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

*Times subject to change.

LEADERSHIP PANEL

TROY MORGAN

Queensland Touch Football, Chairman

Troy Morgan is a Corporate Strategist; CEO of Willows Health Group; director and shareholder of Health and Wellbeing Technology companies Well360 and Springday. He is a sought-after national speaker and consultant in the areas of wellbeing, leadership, culture and customer engagement, and customer journey.

He was a Business Partner in Australian Broadcasting Corporation Commercial’s Award Winning Happy Body at Work Program, a program that is a multimedia technology-based corporate health program that was been rolled out to more than 40000 employees across Australia. The program won the prestigious AMY Digital Awards for the Best Health and Wellbeing Online program in Australia.
He has served on a number of different community organisation boards including Skills Alliance Qld, Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba, and is the current Chairperson of Qld Touch Football.

Troy has worked with clients such as Optus, PWC, Australian Taxation Office, Vodaphone NZ, Virgin Australia, Accenture, Australia Post, and ANZ. His corporate consultant work has seen him launch wellbeing and change strategy initiatives not only in Australia but in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

In his own touch football career, Troy has played in 11 State of Origin Series, 5 World Cups and has played in over 50 games for Australia

ROHAN SAWYER

Queensland Rugby League, Chief Executive Officer 

Rohan started at QRL in 2018 in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer and has since been promoted into the role of CEO in October 2021.  Prior to the QRL, Rohan was Head of Commercial & Marketing for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, where he led teams across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Rohan has also held various senior roles at the Australian Turf Club and investment banks UBS and Goldman Sachs.

As the Chief Executive Officer, he provides overall leadership of all activities of the QRL in accordance with the strategic plan as approved by the Board of Directors, ensuring long term sustainability of the code.

In recent time Rohan has played a lead role in supporting the development of the QRL’s Female Strategy and Pathways and Performance Strategy.  He has also played a key role in restructuring the QRL’s commercial business and developed new assets across ecommerce, digital and broadcast.

 

GREG DENNY

Queensland Touch Football, Chief Executive Officer

Greg is the CEO of Queensland Touch Football, and prior was QTF General Manager, Operations. Greg has extensive senior management experience across numerous National and State Sporting Organisations across 25 year career in the sport and recreation industry. Greg areas of expertise include strategic planning, policy and governance, stakeholder engagement and government liaison, financial analysis, and event management.

Greg has played touch football forever at a social level and has been involved in many other sports as a player, coach, administrator or volunteer.

Leadership Panel

Steve Mitchell

NRL Titans, CEO

Steve Mitchell came to the Gold Coast Titans from Touch Football Australia where he spearheaded the highly successful inaugural NRL Touch Premiership competition. Steve has held a number of executive roles, working with the Melbourne Rebels (Super Rugby), North Queensland Cowboys, Southern Cross Austereo, Seven Network, News Corporation and Network Ten.

In his second season as CEO of the Titans, Steve has led the club’s resurgence on the field and commercial growth off the field through a difficult year for everyone. The Titans are now well placed to begin the 2021 season on the front foot with a strong and loyal following of passionate corporate partners and clubs members. 

 

Dave Zanette

NRL Touch Premiership Cowboys Captain

Dave Zanette has been playing touch football since he was 12 years old. Growing up in Chinchilla, Dave played most sports including, soccer, rugby league and swimming.

As an Australian Touch Football representative player, Dave began his sporting career representing South West Queensland in Cross Country, Athletics, Rugby League, Soccer and Touch Football. Selected to represent Queensland for the first time in 98’ at the state championships in Cairns, from that moment Dave began to take touch seriously.

He participated at the national carnival in Melbourne, (coached by Peter Gagen) and won. Shortly after, Dave was selected in the Australian squad on tour of New Zealand (coached by Peter Robinson). The support and mentorship off the back of this campaign encouraged Dave to relocate and accept a scholarship in Bundaberg at St Lukes Anglican College and progress his touch career.

Dave is currently the NRL Touch Premiership Cowboys Captain and continues to improve his own personal game as well as support and encourage his teammates and grassroot players.

 

Affiliate Discussion

Chris Davis

General Manager – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA)

Like many Australians, Chris first developed a love of sport in primary school, specifically in Aussie Rules Football, swimming, athletics and triathlon. At the age of 16 he discovered ultimate frisbee, going on to play in 9 National Championships with teams in South Australia and Queensland along with being selected in the All Australian open training squad in 2011.

 

Even early on, his passion for organisation and sport was evident, running cash entry AFL tipping competitions and coordinating junior teeball referees before leaving primary school. On his 21st birthday, Chris packed up his life for a full-time club development role in Toowoomba with AFL Queensland before eventually finding his way to Brisbane managing the QAFL State League competition. In 2018 Chris was selected into the AFL Industry Emerging Leaders Program and was awarded AFL Queensland’s prestigious Troy Clarke Award for the employee best living the AFL’s values.

 

Chris is currently the General Manager at BMTA, a role he has held since June 2019. Since his appointment, BMTA has returned to a financially stable position, completed construction of a new maintenance shed, launched a new strategic plan and still managed to have an increase in team numbers despite COVID-19.

 

Outside of work, Chris enjoys road and trail running in summer, along with playing football for the Sherwood Magpies while his body continues to hold out. He also spends time working through DIY projects at home and spending time with his wife, Loren and 6 year old daughter, Olivia.

Aimee Best

Affiliate Manger – Caboolture Touch Association

Like many other sports driven people, Aimee has played Touch Football from the age of 13 to her early 20’s including representative football throughout her schooling and for the Sunshine Coast. Aimee also enjoyed playing Netball from the age of 5 including representing Queensland.

Before landing the job of affiliate manager for Caboolture Touch, Aimee used to work as a personal assistant for the partners of a large accounting firm in Brisbane for 10 years before shifting to office manager of a Biodiesel Manufacturing Facility for 4 years where Aimee has developed her office administration experience. After 4 years at the Biodiesel Manufacturing Facility, Aimee moved to work as Assistant in Nursing in an aged care facility for 10 years which provided her with the skills of working with people and time management. All of this experience made Aimee the perfect candidate for the Affiliate Manager of Caboolture Touch.

Aimee has been the Affiliate Manager of Caboolture Touch since 2013 and prior to this was involved as a volunteer admin since 2009 whilst her father Ross Best was the Administrator. Aimee’s current role as affiliate manager involves managing all competitions from senior and junior, additional programs like women in touch and the junior academy, representative events and teams, finance, stock, volunteers, the website and social media, staffing and canteen.

Mitch Alexander

General Manager – Palm Beach Touch Association

Mitch has an impressive resume, boasting achievements in the sporting industry and the financial sector. Mitch has 14 years’ experience as a Bank Manager and Home Loan Specialist and has spent over 16 years volunteering and working between Affiliates in NSW and QLD in addition to attaining a role within the South Queensland and Border Districts region.

Mitch is currently the General Manager of Palm Beach Touch Association and continues to lead a dynamic team and kick goals in South East Queensland.

When he’s not on the touch football field representing Queensland, Sharks, Coaching or Refereeing, Mitch enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with his wife, 3 kids and puppy!

Trade Show / Expo

With over 100 Affiliate Administrators in one place, get your brand in front of the heart of Touch Football in Queensland.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Events Team for more information.

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