The Australian Lacrosse Association Board

Board Members 2018

President and Growth & Development Mike Slattery
Vice President and Administration Vivienne Parker-White
Competition Jan Jackson
High Performance Paul Mollison
Coaching Glenn Morley
Officiating Mark Polden
Marketing & Communications Andrew Harris


Mike Slattery - President and Growth & Development

Mike SlatteryMike 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.


Vivienne Parker-White - Vice President & Administration

Vivienne Parker WhitejpgVivienne has a very extensive family background in the sport of lacrosse.  Both her parents played lacrosse in their youth.  All three brothers played local and university lacrosse, and her sister played for Australia in the 1982 World Cup Australian Team.  Joyce Parker (mother) was the first secretary of Victorian Women's Lacrosse in the 1930's, then first President of both Victorian Women (re-formed in the 1960's) and the Australian Women's Lacrosse Council in 1962 onwards.  Joyce (now deceased) was a Life Member of both the Victorian Association and the Australian Council.  

Vivienne's initial introduction to lacrosse was to string imported lacrosse stick frames in the early 1960's, take part in lacrosse sessions at high school conducted by Joyce, played her first season of competition in 1968 for Williamstown Women's Lacrosse Club, played in 13 premiership matches, played more than 300 games, Captained Victoria to a Championship win and played for Australia.

From very early on Vivienne involved herself in the administration and leadership of the Williamstown Club, then the Victorian Association, followed by the Australian Women's Lacrosse Council and the IFWLA.  A few years break saw Vivienne return to administration at the National level once again.

Vivienne is a Life Member of the Williamstown Women's Lacrosse Club, a Life Member of Lacrosse Victoria, a Nell Rawlins recipient in Victoria, a Life Member of Women's Lacrosse Australia and recipient of the Australian Sports Medal awarded in 2000.

Phone: 03 9395 3486 (includes fax)


Jan Jackson - Competition

Jan JacksonJan 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.

Paul Mollison - High Performance

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Glenn Morley - Coaching

Glenn MorleyGlenn 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.


Mark Polden - Officiating

Mark Polden 1Mark 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.


Andrew Harris - Marketing & CommunicationsAndrew Harris

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 to the role of Director Marketing & Communications.

Board Meetings 2018

The ALA Directors have 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
December  Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th 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