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Athletics WA (AWA) is the Member Association of Athletics Australia with a mission to lead an integrated, growing sport of athletics in Western Australia. 

Athletics Western Australia
Ailse 8, Level 1, Shirley Strickland Grandstand
Herb Elliot Drive via Stephenson Avenue 
Mt Claremont Western Australia 6010

T: (08) 6272 0480 | E: | Postal Address: PO Box 157, Floreat WA 6014


Wayne Loxley - Chief Executive Officer
As CEO Wayne is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the business. This includes the management of the staff, the members and the key stakeholders of the Association. Working closely with a nine member board, Wayne also has a strong focus on the financial management of the sport to ensure a sustainable future.

Stephen Stingemore - Operations Manager & Competitions Manager

A former athlete with a long and distinguished career that included many middle distance records, national and state titles who has also served the sport as a volunteer for many years. Stephen has been awarded life membership to both Athletics WA and Australia for his service to the sport principally for the promotion of officials. After a long career with the WA Police Stephen, a long serving Board member, has now joined the staff as Operations Manager.


Shane Ellis – Development Officer
Shane has been involved in athletics for over 40 years as an athlete, coach and an administrator and is a current level 4 IAAF Senior Coach. Shane brings with him vast experience into the role after working with Athletics Australia with the ‘Athletics in the Outback Program’ and recently held the position of ‘Participation and Development Officer’ for Athletics ACT and Little Athletics ACT. Moving back to Western Australia, Shane joined the team as the Development Officer.

Sharon Brown - Administration & Coach Education Manager
Sharon is responsible for the general administration duties in the Athletics WA office. Sharon also coordinates all accredited coaching courses within Western Australia.

Lyndsay Troode - Events & Marketing Manager 
With a background in government and advertising and marketing agencies,  Lyndsay brings her experience in delivering brand and business outcomes for local and national organisations across a broad range of industries to Athletics WA.  Lyndsay is a former Australian representative at World Championships and Commonwealth Games, whilst also being extensively involved at a grassroots and community level.


Tim Lyons (Chairman)
Tim was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1988 and is the principal of Gibson Lyons Lawyers where he specialises in litigation and employment law. He has been heavily involved in his children’s sports of Australian Rules, basketball and athletics as administrator, coach and competitor for many years. He was recently awarded life membership of the University of Western Australia Little Athletics Centre and competes at Open and Masters levels in discus, hammer and shot put where his enthusiasm exceeds his ability considerably.

Louise Soia (Deputy Chair)
Louise has been a member of the board since February 2017 and is currently a competing athlete in the 400m and 800m. Louise's professional experience originates from a strong background in economics and currently works in mental health. Currently Athletics WA’s delegate to the Commonwealth Games Association where her professional experience combined with her athlete mindset provide a valuable contribution.

Tony Chamberlain
A former committee member of the University of WA Little Athletics Centre that included the roles of Vice President and Coaching Coordinator. Tony is an Advanced Level 3 Middle Distance Coach and current senior coach with the University of WA Athletics ClubA physiotherapist for 27 years and the Principal of City Physiotherapy. 

John Forbes
A board member since 2012, John is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, who also works with sports-people on optimising their performance and overcoming psychological barriers. John is also a Certified Practising Accountant, with extensive financial management and audit experience in government and the private sector and has also worked in the IT sector - including being a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Brenton Mizen
Brenton has been involved in athletics for over 10 years, winning multiple WA State titles and remains an active participant in the sport. Brenton was a founding member of Perth Track and Field Club (PTF) in 2016 where he currently serves as Treasurer for the club. A Physical Education teacher, Brenton provides the board with a different perspective on a range of developmental issues.

Rob Parker
Armed with an acute knowledge of the IT industry and significant experience with local multinationals within Asia-Pacific and the United States, Rob established Facilitate Corporation in 1999 creating an agile, efficient and accountable organisation. 

David Stanton
An experienced business owner, director and manager with considerable experience in sales, marketing, finance and governance. An energetic and effective leader who has 30 plus years’ experience in athletics, from competitor, coach, administrator, official, to holding a board position on a state body.

David Van der Walt
David is a successful property developer with a genuine interest in supporting the community and individuals in need of support. A keen golfer, David enjoys all sports and has been a strong supporter of Athletics WA for many years, providing commercial guidance and good governance to the board. 

Darren Wright
Darren is a former AIS and WAIS athlete and state representative in the 400m hurdles who has maintained a strong involvement in athletics by coaching and administration with his alignment at Melville / Little Athletics Club. Darren has developed a successful business in servicing the mining, oil and gas industry from Perth and has been a board member since 2009.