Former PGA Player & Current Professional Golf Coach
Rohan is the Director of Coaching at the Melbourne Golf Academy. A member of the Australian PGA since 1984, Rohan played the Australasian PGA Tour from 1984-88. Rohan is now coach to touring professionals, elite amateurs and everyday golfers. His most notable students include the 2012 Australian PGA Champion Daniel Popovic, US PGA Tour player Bradley Hughes, winner 1993/98 Australian Masters and the 1996 Australian TPC Championship, and Anthony Painter who is a 5 time winner on various tours around the world including Australia, Asia and the USA. Rohan was head coach for Kishu International Golf Schools conducted in Japan for 5 years. Rohan can be heard every Wednesday morning on SEN1116 Radio with Kevin Bartlett on the segment “Golf Tip Of The Week”
Head Coach Australian Opals
Brendan Joyce is a Leader in High Performance and one of the most successful coaches of the Australian National Basketball League. Joyce coached the Wollongong Hawks to their only NBL title in 2001 and more recently the Gold Coast Blaze. Brendan was also the Assistant coach for the Australian Olympic Teams in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Brendan played in the NBL for 13 years and has a combined playing and coaching tally amassing over a record 700 games. Brendan is currently the head coach for the Australian Opals.
Champion Jockey & Media Personality
A winner of 15 Group1 events, Simon was Australia’s premier weight-for-age jockey in the early to mid-90s. Riding such stars as Super Impose, Naturalism, Better Loosen Up, Hareeba, Poetic King, All Our Mob, Mahogany and Mannerism, he was king of the turf. The son of a jockey who took up training after a race fall, his career began in the country town of Cranbourne, Victoria, with his first fast gallop at the age of 11. Simon achieved a metropolitan win rate of 28.6% – the highest of any jockey in recent history. He has had major victories in all premier racing cities including the Australia Cup, Australia Stakes, Mackinnon Stakes and South Australia Derby. With over 700 winners to his credit, Simon has been recognised by both Gai Waterhouse and Lee Freedman as one of the best ever tacticians in weight-for-age races. Simon is a valued member of the Channel 7 Melbourne Cup commentary team.
Steve is a former basketball star, who played with the University of Iowa in College basketball before making his mark with the Sydney Kings in the National Basketball League after originally being drafted by the Boston Celtics. After five successful seasons in the NBL, Steve retired and joined Channel 10 as a colour commentator for the NBL. After great success Steve joined Fox Sports in 1996 providing insightful commentary of the NBL during its boom years. Steve has hosted programs including Fox Sports Central, The Afternoon Rush, Inside Basketball and NBL Wrap. February 2010 saw Steve launch his new television show called MVP on One HD. MVP provides weekly highlights of American Sports. Steve has now returned to where it all began, currently employed with the Sydney Kings as Senior Vice President attracting and servicing the Kings corporate partners and sponsors.
Melbourne Renegades Coach
‘Helmo’ is one of the coaching rising stars in world cricket with recent successes in the shorter format of the game. In 2014 Helmo stepped down from his mentoring roles with the Victorian Bushrangers. This has enabled him to focus on building his international credentials by coaching Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Premier League, assistant coaching Hyderabad Sunrisers in the Indian Premier League, and heading up the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. With experience coaching the Australia A side, Helmot was handed the reins of the Victorian one-day team and famously won the title in 2011, breaking a decade long drought in the format.