Our Staff

Administration

Wes Battams

Wes Battams
Director

Wes Battams was appointed as Director of the South Australian Sports Institute in 1998.

He has been at the forefront of high performance sport in Australia for more than twenty five years. He has held positions in the NSW University sector, NSW Government and with the NSW Institute of Sport prior to commencing with SASI. Wes is a former Chairman of Australia's National Elite Sports Council (NESC) and a former Regional Vice President (Oceania) of the international Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC).

Over the past six Olympiads, Wes has served on many National High Performance sport advisory and management committees for a range of sports including cycling, diving, beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. In 2014 Wes also served as a panel member of the National Institutes Network (NIN) Review. Wes Battams' qualifications include a DipT, B.Ed. and a Master of Physical Education from the University of British Columbia.

Paul Smith

Lorinda Rugless
High Performance Manager

Tom Patrick

Tom Patrick
High Performance Manager

Simon Cain

Simon Cain
Senior High Performance Coordinator

Tania Paterson

Tania Paterson
Senior High Performance Coordinator

Luke Haniford

Luke Haniford
Program Coordinator

Performance Services

Sarah Woolford

Sarah Woolford
Senior Sports Physiologist

Jamie Stanley

Jamie Stanley
Senior Sports Physiologist

Dr Sian Barris

Sian Barris
Sports Biomechanist

Tim Rawlins

Tim Rawlins
Performance Analyst

Craig Colduck

Craig Colduck
Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach

Luke Knappstein

Luke Knappstein
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kent Dredge

Kent Dredge
Casual Strength and Conditioning Coach

Ben McDonald

TBA
Sports Physiologist

Rick Rouse

Rick Rouse
Casual Strength and Conditioning Coach

Consultants

Dr Geoff Verrall

Dr Geoff Verrall
Medical Coordinator

Olivia Warnes

Olivia Warnes
Sports Nutritionist

Tim Bass

Tim Bass
Physiotherapist