Meet the Team

The Gippsland Sports Academy is fortunate to have a small but extremely dedicated team providing outstanding service to all stakeholders.

A strong balance of community representatives proudly and selflessly commit their time to ensure the Gippsland Sports Academy continues to deliver the best level of service to aspiring Gippsland athletes.


Projects Officer

Board Members

Mr Jim Vivian

Chair Person
Clay Target Shooting / ISH
Jim is the current Chair of the GSA board after retiring from the EO position of the GSA in 2018.  Jim was previously in Executive roles with Federation Training.  Jim is currently on the Advisory panel for Gymnastics, CTS and on the Finance Committee

Ms Jenni Lewis

Jennifer is a teacher of Equine programs with Community College Gippsland and is a graduate of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program 2019. She previously has held volunteer roles in the local harness racing industry for over 17 years, including Secretary and President.Jennifer is a Harness Racing trainer and driver who regularly ...

Ms Tania Ryan

Tania is a resident of Bass Coast Shire and is currently the CEO of Gippsland Multi Cultural Services and is passionate about promoting inclusion and equal access for all. Tania has a long association with Volleyball in South Gippsland and has past experience with the GSA as a parent of ...

Ms Jeni Hardy

Jeni is a resident of Baw Baw Shire and has had a long association with netball in that region, mainly with the Ellinbank Football/Netball Club. Jeni is currently the Manager of People Culture and Organisational Development with Solar Victoria.

Mr Howard Williams

Howard has a teaching background and a history of fostering children’s fitness and sporting achievement. He is trained in governance and associated with volleyball in many roles. Howard convenes the Board’s Programs subcommittee, is the representative on the Volleyball program and a member of the East Gippsland Sports ...

Mr Darrell White

Board Chairman 1997-2012. Darrell has a long association with tennis and football as player and administrator, now with lawn bowls. He continues to share his experience on the GSA Tennis Advisory Panel. Darrell is Chair of the Gippstar Panel and well known as Councillor with Latrobe City Council since 1997

Ms Sandra Timmer-Arends

Deputy Chair Person
Sandra is Head of Sport, Traralgon Campus at St Pauls Grammar School in Traralgon.  Sandra has an interest in Netball and represents the Board on the Netball Advisory Panel.  Sandra is also active on the Programs Sub Committee.

Finance Subcommittee

Programs Subcommittee

Sponsorship Subcommittee

Advisory Panel

Coaching Staff

Service Providers