New Role for Jackie Fairweather (Gallagher)
Phil Borgeaud, of the Australian Sport Council writes, I am pleased to announce that Jackie Fairweather will soon join the Innovation and Best Practice team to take up the position of Senior Sports Consultant, High Performance Improvement.
In her new role Jackie will be responsible for the provision of specialist advice and assistance directed at maximising the high performance potential of selected National Sporting Organisations. She will also be tasked with the development of strategies to address challenges and opportunities for the national elite sport system to ensure sustainable high performance success.
Jackie, who has been the Head Coach, AIS Triathlon since it’s inception at the start of 2001, has an impeccable pedigree for the position, having been a successful athlete and coach in her own right.
As an athlete Jackie was World Triathlon Champion in 1996 and multiple medalist at World Championship level. She also won a bronze medal in the marathon at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
As a coach she has overseen the development of Triathletes from junior level through to elite, with AIS Triathletes winning 2 junior, 6 U23 and 4 Elite World Championship medals. In addition she has also coached two female distance runners to Australian team representation.
Jackie is also well qualified academically with a Masters degree in Sports Physiology.
Jackie has worked closely with Triathlon Australia’s National Perfromance Director Bill Davoren in driving TA’s High Performance Program since 2002.
“Jackie has been integral to building a revitalised High Performance Program. Her work with the AIS Program has been outstanding. She has grown the Program to the point that is considered by many within the world triathlon community to being world leading. To see three AIS athletes and a former AIS athlete on the Podium in Gamagori was testament to the great success of the Program” commented Davoren
“From a personal point of view, I will miss her contributions greatly. Her focus has always been helping the athletes grow and develop. She knows how to apply tough love and push buttons and simultaneously when to support and listen. Triathlon Australia will miss her contribution and passion.”
Jackie will commence in her new role on 28th November