Acting Executive Director
John has extensive experience in the Sports Administration and Sports Coaching field. Appointed as the State Development Officer for Rowing Tasmania and as a TIS Coach in 1999. He has since coached at both a national and international level in the sport of rowing. He then took on a role in Sports Administration as the Manager- Regional Services – Sport & Recreation Tasmania.
He also filled a temporary role as – Athlete Services Manager at the Tasmania Institute of Sport (TIS).
John joined the Academy as a Programs Manager in 2005 and was appointed to his current role in 2009.
He is a Board Member of the Regional Academies of Sport Inc. (RASi) and remains heavily involved in sport through his vocational positions and many hours of voluntary coaching as the Coach of the NCAS Rowing Program.
Sport Programs Manager
Claire joined NCAS in 2017 as an intern with the Sports Testing Team and continues on in this role today. On completion of her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2019 at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Claire was employed as an Assistant Sports Programs Manager and in 2021 became the Sports Programs Manager. Claire is a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach with ACSM and registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia. She also combines her love of sport and teaching as a Learn to Swim Instructor for all ages and abilities. In her spare time she can be found in a Gi at her local Jiu Jitsu club training hard and loving life.
D’Arcy Van den Bossche
Executive Director (Maternity Leave)
D’Arcy is an avid fan of sport in all its formats with a soft spot for grassroots community sport. Hailing from Victoria, D’Arcy decided on a warmer change to complete her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Management) at Southern Cross University, Lismore. D’Arcy has embarked on further learning from 2018 undertaking a Master of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin University. D’Arcy joined the Academy in 2015 as Sport Administration Manager and was appointed to the role of Sport Programs Manager in 2016. D’Arcy has most recently taken the role of Executive Director in 2021. A self-proclaimed master of none, D’Arcy will try her hand at most activities with surfing, yoga, golf and basketball current favourites.
Communications, Events and Administration Officer
Luke is a local guy growing up in the Coffs Harbour area. He spent his childhood as a fan of sport playing tennis, basketball, rugby league and Australian rules football. Luke was a former NCAS Athlete who spent three years in the tennis program while also competing at both the state and national level. Over the past seven years Luke has been coaching tennis in the regional area helping to develop the next generation of elite athletes. Luke completed a bachelor of sports media in 2022 and has since been a part of the NCAS team. When not at the office you may see Luke down at the local tennis or basketball courts.