Wes Battams was appointed as Director of the South Australian Sports Institute in 1998.

He has been at the forefront of high performance sport in Australia for more than twenty five years. He has held positions in the NSW University sector, NSW Government and with the NSW Institute of Sport prior to commencing with SASI. Wes is a former Chairman of Australia's National Elite Sports Council (NESC) and a former Regional Vice President (Oceania) of the international Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC).

Over the past six Olympiads, Wes has served on many National High Performance sport advisory and management committees for a range of sports including cycling, diving, beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. In 2014 Wes also served as a panel member of the National Institutes Network (NIN) Review. Wes Battams' qualifications include a DipT, B.Ed. and a Master of Physical Education from the University of British Columbia.


Brett Aitken

Head Cycling Coach

Christine MacLaren

State Talent Pathway Coordinator - SA Rowing

Peter Bishop

SASI Swimming Coach

Daniel Mitchell

Assistant Hockey Coach

Jenny Borlase

Head Netball Coach

Mick Nelson

Head Beach Volleyball Coach

Laurence Fletcher

Head Coach Canoe Sprint

Loz Shaw

SASI Para Cycling Coach

Aurelie Gibson

SASI Diving Coach

Craig Stewart

SASI Swimming Coach

James Glasspool

SASI Sprint Cycling Coach

Tim WhiteHead Hockey Coach

Jason Lane

Head Rowing Coach



Lorinda Rugless

High Performance Manager

Simon Cain

High Performance Lead

Eddie Denis

High Performance Lead

Gayle Rogers

High Performance Coordinator

Jasmin Dawe

Sport Services Officer


Performance Services

Sian Barris

Sports Biomechanist

Tim Rawlins

Performance Analyst

Susan Bassett

Talent Search Coordinator

Eileen Robertson

Technical Lead Sports Physiologist

Craig Colduck

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Ashley Ross

Coach Development Lead

Mark Gregory

Athlete Careers and Transition Lead

Jamie Stanley

Sports Physiologist

David Haydon

Sports Engineer

Sarah Woolford

Sports Physiologist

Luke Knappstein

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Steven Van Diepen

Talent Search Coordinator

Alex McNaughton

Psychologist and Wellbeing Lead

Dr Geoff Verrall

Chief Medical Officer

James Pearce

Strength and Conditioning coach

Olivia Warnes

Sports Nutrition Coordinator