SportWest has as part of its strategic plan an objective to “recruit and retain quality people who are aligned to SportWest values”.  Those values include transparency, collaboration, leadership and respect.

For support on our project areas, please visit those pages of the website for project lead contact information.

Pete Minchin


Coming Soon

  • Overall leadership of SportWest

Matt Bamford


Matt joined SportWest in February 2016. He was employed in touch football for 20 years – first as a community club administrator, through a development role for eight years, a state manager, before becoming part of Touch Football Australia’s senior leadership team for seven years. In that time, Matt oversaw staff across much of Australia and also played a key role in significant management and governance change in WA and nationally.

Matt graduated from the University of Canberra with a degree in Sports Administration and Sports Media, and followed this with a period working as the Capital Football (Soccer) Junior League Administrator in Canberra, with experience in sports management and delivery since 1995.  He also did a practicum placement with Swimming Australia during his final year at University.

  • General operational support and guidance for members, including link to member support services.
  • New membership enquiries.
  • Sponsorship enquiries.

Bronte Vause


Bronte commenced with SportWest in September 2022, as Marketing and Events Manager.

Bronte has a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Event Management with Minors in Marketing and Graphic Design. She has been working in the Sports Industry in the Marketing and Events field for the past 5 years. She has a love for all things sport, and a passion for being creative.

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Media Enquiries
  • Sportsview
  • SportWest Website

Hannah Lawton


Hannah has been working in the sporting sector since 2017. Her sporting administration roles extend to Club Development, Membership, Community Participation and Event Management.
Hannah joined the Sport West team in December 2023, and together with her passion for sports and a flair for planning memorable experiences, she is the driving force behind the events team at SportWest. Hannah holds a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and as the Events Manager, she brings a unique blend of creativity and a keen eye for detail to every project she undertakes.
In her spare time Hannah loves waterskiing and mountain biking.
  • General SportWest Event Enquries
  • WA Sport Awards

Seth Bolas


Seth joined SportWest in January 2024. He has a background is Sport and Corporate Administration, including  four years at the WA Speedway Commission and over fours years as the Corporate Affairs Administrator at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA. Seth completed a  Masters of Sports Administration Degree from ECU in 2012.
Seth has also held a number of voluntary roles in Australian Rules football, including 6 years as umpires Coordinator for AFL Masters WA. Seth also continues to play Australian Rules Football in the Masters AFL WA competition. 

All SportWest Enquiries
Sport HQ Facility
Meeting Requests

Michelle Hort


Michelle is an accomplished Senior Marketing Manager with over 25 years’ experience across multiple industries. With a strong passion for sports, Michelle brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role of Project Coordinator at SportWest. Michelle has a solid foundation in services marketing and outstanding performance in brand development, promotions, membership marketing, event management and stakeholder engagement.

Eager to contribute her skills and experience to the Women of Sport Network, Michelle is enthusiastic about the opportunity to further the experiences of Women working in the WA Sports Industry.

Women of Sport Network

Jasmine Cappellucci


Jasmine has over 15 years’ experience in the sport and recreation industry in WA, most notably with the Perth Wildcats and West Coast Eagles leading high-performing commercial and marketing teams. Jasmine holds a post-graduate degree in business management and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration. Jasmine is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Certificate of Governance for Not-For-Profits from the Governance Institute of Australia. Jasmine has strong sporting sector experience including executive and board committee roles at State Sporting Associations; professional sporting teams and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. She is skilled in commercial and community partnerships, contractual management, marketing strategy and execution, advertising, brand, corporate governance and project management. Her passion for the industry has seen her play, coach and officiate at state and competitive levels across a number of sports. Jasmine is also a Board Director for WA All Abilities Football Association and volunteers on the Governance and Nominations Board Committee for Gymnastics WA.

General True Sport Enquiries

Phoebe Brown


Phoebe is a recent addition to the SportWest team, starting in March 2023. She has spent the last 10 years combining her passion for Events Management, Administration & Public Relations in the Tourism and Mining Sectors. Phoebe completed a Bachelor of Communications: Major in Public Relations, Minor in Mass Communications & English. After 6-year stint in Melbourne working in events, she made the move back to the West Coast. Phoebe can be found swimming or kicking the footy in her free time and is always keen for a chat.

  • General SportWest Enquires and Administration
  • General True Sport Enquiries

Abbey Grosse


For the past two years, Abbey has been working in the NFP Community Sector focused on community engagement and upskilling local community members in peer-led support, facilitation, and leadership. Her lived experience in the WAIS and Intercollegiate sporting system has driven her to work in the local WA sporting space. Prior to completing her Master’s degree in International Relations and National Security, she completed her Bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, majoring in Communications, minoring in Sport Comms and Public Relations.

True Sport Child Safeguarding Initiative

Caitlin Spencer


Having worked and volunteered across the University Sport, WA Cricket, Local Government and Community AFL/Netball landscapes within the past 12 years, Caitlin’s expertise lies in the inclusion in sport space. With a degree in Exercise, Health and Sport Science from UWA as well as a diploma of Remedial Massage, Caitlin gravitated towards supporting women and girls and marginalised communities in sport, in both volunteer and professional capacities.

Career highlights to date include the provision of sanitary disposal units in all City of Stirling community facilities, the White Pants Movement delivered by Cricket Australia, the inaugural Women’s Cricket League at WA Cricket, the inaugural WA Daughters and Dads Cricket Program, the inaugural Kids Sport Holiday Program (all abilities) at the Cockburn ARC and the first member-elected female on the Perth Football League Board.

True Sport Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative

SportWest Partners