Level 3 - Managing National and National League Teams Course

Registrations are now open for the next Level 3 Managing National and National League Teams Program!


MELBOURNE - November 23 - 24, 2015

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The Level 3 program is the top tier of Sports Education and Leadership Service’s team manager framework. It is the professional development program for managers of elite teams and teams containing high profile and elite athletes.  

Targeted to experienced coaches, team managers, high performance managers and those with aspirations to manage national and national league teams, this program aims to increase the depth of skills and knowledge of the management team across a range of areas, including:

 Course Content

  • Successful coach / team manager working relationships
  • Characteristics of successful teams
  • Knowing and understanding yourself as a leader
  • Managing in the high performance environment
  • Security and protection of the team
  • Managing for contingencies
  • Representing the nation and protocols


Brenda McConchie PSM, B. A, TSTC, AALIA 

Brenda is a Director of Solved at McConchie Pty Ltd, the Aurora Leadership Foundation and former Director of Netball Australia and President of ACTSport.  Brenda is highly regarded presenter and facilitator on leadership, change-management, governance and records management.  Brenda is also an accredited Myers-Briggs facilitator.


Leigh Nugent, former Head Coach Australian Swim Team

Leigh was the head coach of the Australian swimming team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Under his leadership, Australia tallied seven gold, five silver and three bronze, its best ever haul at an Olympics outside of Australia, and second only to the team which represented Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics.  Following the 2004 Olympics, he returned to his previous job as the head youth coach, but took on the top job again in 2009 leading the team to the 2012 London Olympics. Leigh will host a highly valuable session on representing the nation and managing in high stress, high performance environments.


Andrew Cooke, Head of Security at AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 LOC

Andrew is an internationally experienced security executive with a career spanning over 23 years with multi-disciplinary security, risk management and law enforcement experience.  Andrew specialises in security investigations, close personal protection, VIP protection and bodyguarding, security and risk assessments, surveillance, undercover operations, law enforcement consultancy and advice, hostage negotiation, crisis management, emergency management, security operations management, counter terrorism operations and has the ability to work in high threat countries.  Among other sports, Andrew has worked very closely with Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricket Team and is now Head of Security for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.


Grant Cremer, Commercial Manager, Central Coast Mariners FC

Grant is the Commercial Manager for the Central Coast Mariners A-League Club.  Grant is an Olympic Athlete (Sydney 2000 Semi-final Athletics 800m), 3rd 1999 World Junior Championships (800m), former 1km Australian record holder (2:16.61) former AIS and NSWIS Athlete.  Grant is also a middle and long distance accredited coach.  Whilst holding down a running career Grant also completed degrees in both Business Administration and Law.  Grant delivers our Time Management for Elite Athletes program and also presents at our Level 3 Managing National and National League Teams Program.


Lisa McConchie, Grad Dip Elite Sports Coaching, B. Behavioural Studies (Psychology)

Lisa is the General Manager of SEAL, an accredited LEGO Serious Play Facilitator, Myers- Briggs Type Indicator Presenter and a former AIS coaching scholarship holder.  Lisa has worked for many years coordinating the domestic and touring requirements for high performance teams, as well as those for executive leadership programs. She specialises in the delivery of team management, leadership and coaching programs.  Lisa will be the contact for all participants during the program.



Alumni have been high performance managers, coaches, team managers and coordinators from organisations such as Swimming Australia, Athletics Australia, Cricket Australia, the NRL, NSW Rugby League, Cycling Australia, Surfing Australia, Golf Australia, Australian Rugby Union, ANZ Championship Netball Teams, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Brisbane Lions AFL Team, Victorian Institute of Sport, NSW Institute of Sport, Surf Life Saving Australia, Australian Sports Commission, Australian University Sport, Cycling Australia...and many more.



'I manage national and state teams and found the Level 3 Team Managers course invaluable, not just for what I learned but also for the network of team managers from other sports I now have access to.
It is essential we cover all of our risks when sending teams away and I am equally keen to make sure that our athletes have the best experience they can when they are competing. Having team managers who are trained through the Sports Manager programs can really help with this'  
- Wayne Lomas, High Performance Manager, Swimming Australia
'The course run by SEAL for Managing National & League Teams was extremely beneficial for anyone currently working in the sport industry. For High Performance staff the course looked at relevant and specific information. I took away knowledge from the course that I implemented immediately in my role with Golf Australia'.  
- Matt Cutler, High Performance Manager, Golf Australia
'The Level 3 Managing National and National League Teams Course is a great initiative in assisting Managers to understand their roles and responsibilities and continue to develop their skills within this field. This course is also a good network opportunity to build relationships with other sports'.  
- Mark Rowe, Team Manager, Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Team


For more information:

Lisa McConchie
General Manager

Sports Education and Leadership Services
T - 1300 701 716      

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