The Australian Lacrosse Association Board

Board Members 2019

President and Coaching  Glenn Morley
Vice President and Growth & Development 
Mike Slattery
Administration & Finance  Caroline McLuckie
Competition Jan Jackson
High Performance Paul Mollison
Officiating Mark Polden
Marketing & Communications Andrew Harris

 

Glenn Morley - President and Coaching 

Glenn was born into lacrosse with his mother, father and sister all being heavily involved as successful players and administrators. Beginning at the age of nine and playing State League today, he has represented Western Australia on many occasions, and was a member of the 2010 Australian Team. Glenn was recently awarded Life Membership to the Bayswater Lacrosse Club where he has served on the committee for fourteen years (including seven as President) coached for over ten years and has played State League for eighteen seasons. Glenn has also coached professionally in the USA where he also served the role of Program Director for the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club

Glenn’s educational and professional experience is in Sports Management, where he currently works for the West Australian Football Commission and previous roles with the Australian Sports Commission and FootballWest. Glenn brings a strong passion for both lacrosse and Coaching to the board.

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Mike Slattery - Vice President and Growth & Development

Mike became involved with Australian lacrosse initially through his children’s participation with Chadstone then Malvern lacrosse clubs (both Victorian) since 1977. Through that he became involved in club administration and refereeing. Subsequently he refereed in club, state and international events with FIL officiating committee representation, is a life member of ALRA (Australian Lacrosse Referees Association) and has performed various roles in their administration.

Professionally Mike worked in the information technology industry. He has been a company director in both the public and private areas. From a technical background he managed both project and programs of commercial work with consulting, ‘trouble shooting’ and general management roles. He has worked mainly in Australia with transfer times in USA, Asia, Japan and the UK as both supplier and customer. In summary, he has successfully adapted to rapid and complex changes in the IT industry over many past decades.

Mike joined the ALA Board in 2010 to manage their Growth & Development portfolio which he continues to manage and believes is fundamental to the future of lacrosse in Australia.

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Caroline McLuckie - Administration & Finance

Picking up lacrosse at University in Scotland, Caroline has now been involved in the sport for over 10 years as a player, official and as a Board member in NSW.

In NSW, Caroline was part of the Board from 2015 taking on the portfolios of High Performance (2015-2018) and Finance (2015-2017), as well as encouraging members to consider becoming officials to help develop the sport in the State. She has been team manager to all the State teams in NSW: Women’s and Men’s field and Men’s Indoor up until the 2018 Indoor National Championships, seeing a huge level of development in the skill level of each over a 3-year period, on the national level.

Professionally, Caroline is a qualified accountant being a Fellow of the Chartered and Certified Accountants. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer and HR Manager at Basketball NSW and has previously been part of the SportAus Women Leader’s in Sport program. She has financial experience in Australia, the UK, and much of South East Asia from previous professional roles. Caroline’s strengths are in strategic financial management and sports governance. In her current role at Basketball NSW Caroline drives the financial and HR elements of the SSO’s strategic plan, and assists the member associations with their financial governance all in the aim to grow the sport. All of these strengths she hopes to utilise in helping drive the progress of lacrosse in Australia.

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Jan Jackson - Competition

Jan became involved with lacrosse as a spectator watching her boyfriend playing with Camberwell Glen Iris late 1950s. Jan’s daughter and sons, granddaughters and grandsons play lacrosse.

She became an inaugural Committee Member of Camberwell Women’s Lacrosse in 1979 and was an Office Bearer with Camberwell (1980-2007), Women’s Lacrosse Victoria (1984-2008), Director of Lacrosse Victoria (1996-2008) and Women’s Lacrosse Australia (1989-2009). Jan was elected to the Australian Lacrosse Association Ltd Board in 2009-2015 and Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s Rules Chair in 2012.

She has umpired women’s games at Australian National Championships and Tournaments since 1986. In 1989 she gained International Umpiring Accreditation and umpired at IFWLA World Cups 1993 (Scotland), 1997 (Japan) and 2001 (England) and 1997 European Championships (Stockholm, Sweden). She was Technical Delegate at IFWLA 1989 World Cup (Perth), 1995 Under 19 World Championship (Haverford, USA), 2009 World Cup (Prague, Czech Republic) and 2011 Under 19 World Championship (Hannover, Germany).

Awards received include an150th Anniversary Award (City of Camberwell), 1986 and 2010 Nell Rawlins’ Award (Victorian Lacrosse), 2000 Australian Sports Medal, Janet Jackson Honour Board (Camberwell Lacrosse Club), Life Memberships of Victorian Women’s Lacrosse Association, Australian Women’s Lacrosse Council and Camberwell Lacrosse Club and a Federation of International Lacrosse International Emeritus Umpire Award.

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Paul Mollison - High Performance

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Mark Polden - Officiating

Mark recently held two concurrent administrative roles in Lacrosse in South Australia, Lacrosse SA Deputy President and South Australian Chief Referee (SACR).

Mark's activities on the Lacrosse SA Board have been predominantly associated with Constitutional and Bylaw upgrades and most recently, in the absence of an elected Director, chairing the Junior Competitions Sub-committee. 

As the previous SACR Mark was busy with mentoring referees in SA, and travelling to interstate championships as either an Assessor of Referees or as the tournament Chief Referee.

Mark has also held roles in Lacrosse in South Australia as Presidents of the Brighton Lacrosse Club and the Australian Lacrosse Referees Association, both of which he is a Life Member. Mark played for the Brighton Lacrosse Club from 1970, with his last game in 1996. with a total of  754 goals in 365 senior games, and won three A Grade/State League Premierships in 1978,79 and 1987. 

As a referee Mark started in 1995 and has officiated in three World Championships (2003 U19 Towson Maryland, 2006 London Ontario, 2010 Manchester England), numerous SA and Australian Championships, and now assess referees and officiates local senior games.

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Andrew Harris - Marketing & Communications

Andrew has a long association with Lacrosse as a player, club administrator and LSA Board member. He also brings 18 years Sales and Marketing experience with a multi-national company, to the role of Director Marketing & Communications.

Professionally, he currently  works for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and therefore as a graduate (GAICD) and employee, brings a broad knowledge of governance and member organisations to the board and sport.  

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Board Meetings 2019

Schedule - TBC

Board Meetings 2018

The ALA Directors scheduled the following dates (with the rest to be determined) for face-to-face Board meetings:

 

February Saturday 3th & Sunday 4th Melbourne
April Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th Melbourne
May Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th Melbourne
June Monday 11th  Perth
October Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st Melbourne

ALA Annual General Meeting:

November      Tuesday 2oth - Teleconference

Please Note:

These dates. other than the ALA AGM, are subject to change should Director availability affect the effective holding of any meeting with all Director positions being of a voluntary nature. The 2-day agenda comprised of two main sections; 1) Operational and 2) Stragetic and Implementation