The Australian Lacrosse Association Board

Board Members

 

Glenn Morley - President - Elected Director 

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 Football West. Glenn brings a strong passion for both lacrosse and Coaching to the board.

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Caroline McLuckie - Vice President - Elected Director 

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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Paul Mollison - Appointed Director

Paul has been involved with lacrosse as a player from the age of nine, including representing Victoria and Australia. He has coached 74 club teams over 41 years of boys, girls, men's and women's, 29 state teams over 26 years and 4 national teams of men's indoor and women's field lacrosse.

He has served lacrosse administration roles for over 40 years; club for 37 years, state for 29 years and national for 21 years and has also served on the international committee for women’s rules for 11 years.

Paul was awarded the Lacrosse Australia Certificate of Merit in 1987, Life Member of Footscray Lacrosse Club in 1990 and Life Member of Lacrosse Victoria in 2008. 

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Mark Polden - Elected Director 

Currently serving his second term on the ALA Board, he has previously served on the Lacrosse SA Board as their Director Officiating and Deputy President.

He 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, and SA Chief Referee on the ALA Men’s National Technical Committee.

In 2019 he was appointed to the position of Chair of the World Lacrosse Men’s Officiating Sub-Committee. This involves working with lacrosse officials from around the world to provide men’s officials a development and progression pathway to participate at World Lacrosse Championship events.

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.

He started refereeing in 1995. Has won the SA Golden Whistle Award 9 times and has refereed numerous SA Club Championship finals and Australian National Championships. He has officiated at four World Championships (2003 U19 Towson Maryland, 2006 London Ontario, 2010 Manchester England), and Assessed referees in 2018 in Netanya, Israel.

When not refereeing games of Men’s Field Lacrosse in SA (and occasionally Box Lacrosse), Mark mentors referees in SA, plays Golf (currently 6 Handicap), and participates in multiple teleconferences per month in ALA Board meetings, chairing the ALA Officiating National Technical Committees, and with World Lacrosse Officiating and Rules committees.

Mark is a retired Power Station Operations Shift Supervisor, married to Suzanne (Registered Nurse) and father to Tom 21 and Erin 17.

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Abbie Burgess - Elected Director 

Abbie has been involved in lacrosse for more than two decades. She is a member of Footscray Lacrosse Club and continues to represent Australia, having done so since 2007.  Abbie is one of two Australian women to have played in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League in the USA.

Abbie is the global Head of People & Culture at ASX listed Redbubble. Abbie holds qualifications in Human Resources Management, Business Management and Training & Assessment.  

Abbie brings to the board a combination of skills and experience including but not limited to, lacrosse playing experience, employee engagement, people strategy, change management and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion.

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Carly Post - Appointed Director

Carly Post is a communications specialist with over 15 years of experience working in PR. She is the founder and PR director of agency Circus Media - through which she has delivered the soon-to-be launched rebrand for ALA - as well as a second consultancy, The Digital Athlete, which aims to educate and empower athletes in using social media to build a resilient online profile and protect mental health.

Carly currently sits on the board of directors for the Geelong Community Foundation and volunteers her time running a program she has developed for young offenders at a local prison, called The Growth Sessions.  A highly sought-after speaker and mentor, she regularly presents to the Committee For Geelong Activate Leadership Program, and regularly appears on various Deakin University [her alma mater] career panels in addition to running a formal internship program for PR students. In 2019 Carly presented at the Altitude Summit in Palm Springs, California, on how traditional PR has changed alongside the rise of social media.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts [Public Relations] majoring in Media & Communications, and is currently finishing her Master of Communications majoring in Digital Media. She also holds a Professional Certificate of Adolescent Counselling and is a certified Youth Mental Health First-Aider.

Carly Post has been involved with lacrosse since her high school years, playing at both club and State level, and she is passionate about the growth of the sport that has brought her so many great memories and life teammates. She lives in Geelong with her husband Alastair, and their children Indie and Oscar.





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