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Appointment of Ian Melvin as Performance Pathway Manager

03 Nov 2023 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Sport Climbing Australia is pleased to introduce Ian Melvin as our newly appointed National Performance Pathway Manager. Ian brings an extensive and deep understanding of the Australian sport system and will be working to ensure SCA's high performance program is better integrated with the broader Australian sport system and getting more support.

Ian was previously a Senior High Performance Manager at the Queensland Academy of Sport, where he supported athletes and programs in delivering performance outcomes. Previously,  he was a Performance Pathway Coaching Consultant at the Australian Institute of Sport, contributing to the design and implementation of successful performance pathways for athletes and coaches alike. Ian's global experience in coaching cycling further strengthens his qualifications, making him an exceptional fit for the role of Performance Pathway Manager at SCA.

Ian is SCA’s first full time employee and our first Performance Pathway Manager. His arrival signifies a momentous step forward in our quest to elevate the sport of climbing within Australia. His expertise and dedication to sport are a valuable asset to our organisation. This past week, Ian along with members of our national coaching team attended the AIS conference: World Class to World Best. This was a great opportunity to introduce Ian to the broader high performance system in his new role and demonstrates SCA's commitment to engage with the wider sporting community.

We extend our warmest welcome to Ian and look forward to seeing what he can achieve.


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