Account / Admin
Penny comes to our academy offering her wealth of knowledge and experiences in the fields of office administration and bookkeeping. After completing her tertiary studies of Office Administration, Computer Hardware Development and Programming in Wodonga, she launched herself into self-employment. A business she ran for nearly twenty years, helping customers with not only their books, but assisting residents of her home village to overcome their computer-based woes. Never a fond devotee of the long, frosty winters, Penny found her way to warmer climes, rounding out our team with her cheerful and pragmatic attitude.
D’Arcy Van den Bossche
Sports Programs Manager
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 will embark 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. A self-proclaimed master of none, D’Arcy will try her hand at most activities with surfing, yoga, golf and basketball her favourites.
John has extensive experience in the Sports Administration and Sports Coaching field. After a long career as a Chartered Loss Adjuster, John had a change of direction to Sport and was 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.