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Coaches are a critical enabler of athlete performance and the one role, that rides the highs and lows most closely with the athletes.  The modern high-performance coach is more than just the coach with many now also leading a team of performance support experts and managing a range of stakeholders.  Our coach development approach maximises the learning opportunities that come with supporting 20 different sports and cross sports learning and collaboration.

Gen2032 Coach Program

The QAS in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), proudly delivers the Gen 2032 Coach Program. The program is dedicated to nurturing and developing the next generation of world-class coaches. Through extensive mentorship, specialised training, and financial support, the program provides aspiring coaches with the opportunity to refine their skills and make a significant impact in their respective sports through a two-year full-time role.

This groundbreaking initiative has seen the participation of 23 of Queensland’s future 2032 coaches divided into two cohorts, offering them an exclusive, fast-track coaching development program. Our ultimate objective is to facilitate their transition into full-time coaching roles within high performance system in the lead up to Brisbane 2032.

The graduating coaches as part of Cohort 1 of Gen2032 are:

  • Shannon Parry – Rugby Sevens
  • Jodie Stuhmcke – Water Polo
  • Margo Wilten – Beach Volleyball
  • Annie Eastgate – Sailing
  • Renee McElduff – Aerial Skiing
  • Chelsea Hedges – Surfing
  • Casey Atkins – Swimming
  • Kelly Crew – Football
  • Tom Fraser Holmes – Swimming
  • Gus Radero – Rowing

Our Coach Development Team also supports a much wider range of coaches who work with QAS supported athletes.  We provide tailored development programs and cross-sport learning opportunities that target themes to support the growth and evolution of a contemporary high-performance coach.

For more information on QAS coaching programs, please contact Michelle Hemley via email:

Last updated: 20 Nov 2023