Team Personnel

Glenn Meredith - Head Coach

GLENN MEREDITH

I am extremely proud and excited to be involved again at World level with such a fantastic group of Coaches and Team Personnel. Never underestimate what an Australian Lacrosse player can achieve when they pull on the Green and Gold.  It’s a very exciting time ahead for Men’s Lacrosse in Australia.

Played 286 State League games for Caulfield and Malvern scored 1374 goals and a proud member of Caulfield Lacrosse Club’s Team of the Century. Represented Victoria on 7 occasions and was selected in 2 National Carnival All Star teams. Represented Australia in Under 19s in the USA and Seniors in Canada, America, Japan as Captain, and played in the 1990 World Championships in Perth. Coached with Chris Baker and Murray Keen the Victorian Senior State team from 2007 to 2011 in which the Victorians won 5 National Championships in a row and helped guide 51 different players through the team during that time. Head Coach of the Malvern Lacrosse State League Team since 2009.

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Murray Keen - Assistant Coach

Murray has represented Australia as a player on 4 occasions, 1983, 84, 90 and 98, and represented at National Championships in 18 state teams. More recently, Murray has served as Assistant Coach with the 2009 Australian Women’s Team, 2006 Australian Men’s Team and Head Coach of the 2003 U23 Australian Development Team. Murray has also served in coaching roles of the Victorian Men’s State Team on 5 occasions and at club level with Bayswater, Malvern, Caulfield and MCC clubs.

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Peter Brown - Assistant Coach

Peter’s 18 years of coaching is highlighted as Head Coach of the 2006 Australian Men’s Bronze Medal winning team and 2004 as Head Coach of the U19 Australian team for ASPAC’s. He also served 2 years as Head Coach of the South Australian Team and a total of 12 years as Head Coach of club teams Woodville, Sturt and Brighton. Peter also served as a playing coach with Malvern, and East Torrens-Payneham.

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Rod Ansell - Team Analyst

Rod has coached both men’s and women’s lacrosse for several years ad also has been a long standing committee member of the Malvern Lacrosse Club. A distinguished playing career at State and International levels and Australian Captain in 1990, Rod brings a broad knowledge and background to the 2014 team.

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Phil Ackland - Team Statistician

Phil represented Australia on 4 occasions and WA state teams many times.

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John Keesing - Manager

The appointment of John Keesing follows several team manager positions, including; Assistant Manager of the Kanga’s Team for the 2008 tour of USA and Canada, as well as Manager of state teams at Nationals on two occasions. John has served on the committee of the Bayswater club for 10 years, with 2 years as President. John played at both Bayswater and Glenelg and is now an ALRA referee.

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Rick Tillotson - Medical Officer/Physiotherapist

Rick has served as Physiotherapist for the last 2 Australian Teams, 2006 and 2010. Rick’s appointment is a welcome addition to the 2014 team. Rick also served with the Kanga’s in 2005 and the U19 Australian Men’s Team in 1993. Rick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team.

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Ted Polglaze - Sports Scientist/Physiologist

Ted Polglaze is the current Sport Scientist/Fitness Coach for the Australian Men’s Hockey team and the Australian Women’s Water Polo team.  He has worked with numerous Olympic medallists and World Champions in sports ranging from Athletics to Equestrian.  He is a former lacrosse player (for Subiaco & Wanneroo) and was the Sports Science Advisor for the 1998 Australian Lacrosse team.  He represented Australia in Bobsleigh for 7 years, including the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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Stuart Cormack - Sports Scientist

Stuart has recently commenced as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science at ACU in Melbourne after nearly 20 year working in elite sport. He has worked extensively in the AFL including 8 years at the West Coast Eagles and also for a number of years at the Australian Institute of Sport. He has been involved with multiple successful programs and athletes. Stuart received his PhD from Edith Cowan University and currently supervises a number of research projects in elite sport and provides consultancy advice to elite programs both in Australia and overseas.

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Tyson Tripcony - Dietitian

An Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian from the Sunshine Coast, QLD. He currently runs his own business in South East Queensland and consults with sporting teams and athletes from the area. Tyson has become an expert in team sport performance nutrition and has had experience assisting Sports Dietitian's at Brisbane Roar, Gold Coast Titans and at the Queensland Academy of Sport. He is also a keen footballer (soccer) and has represented at state, national and international competitions.

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Romy Ansell - Trainer

Is in her final year of studying Sports Therapy and remedial massage looking to further her studies in Myotherapy. Romy has been around lacrosse her life, playing for over 15 years, representing Victoria on many occasions and was a member of the 2011 u19 Australian squad. Is looking forward for this great opportunity and getting to work with such highly skilled athletes.

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Karen Meredith - Finance Manager

Karen is supported by her strong background of financial and project management with a hands-on approach of “getting the job done”. Karen also serves as treasurer for the Malvern Lacrosse Club and as Secretary of the Murrumbeena Tennis Club.

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Paul Furtado - Consultant, Team Culture

Paul played lacrosse for Surrey Park and represented Victoria from 1984-1989. He represented Australia at the 1986 World Championships. Paul works as a consultant to the corporate sector in operational improvement
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