first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) have pleasure in welcoming two new staff members to the organisation. Wayne Grant has been appointed as the new National High Performance Coordinator, and Tara Steel is a new Member Services Officer working out of the National office in Canberra.Wayne has been invloved in the sport of Touch for twenty years and has vast experience as a player, coach, referee, selector and administrator.He is the Australian Mixed 30 Years 2007 World Cup Coach and 2006 Queensland Women’s Open Assistant Coach.Previously he has been an Australian Mixed 30 Years representative, and had a long involvement in the game at National Touch League level as a coach in the Women’s Open, Mixed Open, and Women’s 20 Years divisions for Brisbane Cobras.Wayne, who will be based in the TFA Queensland Branch office, is excited by the new role and the opportunity to engender a more professional approach to the High Performance Program across all aspects of targetted concentration.” We are moving towards a more professional approach to the game of Touch Football and we will be endeavouring to ensure the sport continues to thrive at  the Elite level in all areas of the game.” Wayne said.The other new Touch Football Australia staff member is Canberra based Member Services Officer Tara Steel, who will work in the Technical Coordination area for the National body.Tara Steel is a Sports media graduate from Canberra University, with a minor in Sport Management Law. Tara’s previous employment has included volunteer event management for Touch Football Australia, Netball, and Hockey. She has also worked as a casual sports journalist with the Canberra Times and done statistics work with the Sydney Swans. Tara has a keen interest in most sports and is looking forward to her new role for Touch Football Australia.Both Wayne and Tara commenced work this week for Touch Football Australia and their knowledge, expertise, and experience in their respective fields is sure to be of great value to the sport.last_img

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