Interviews with sports executives working in the AFL

Matthew Pavlich from AFL to startup world

Matthew Pavlich is a Fremantle Dockers champion on this podcast you'll find out how footy has changed and how he is finding life after footy including helping sports stars find more speaking opportunities with Pickstar platform. On this podcast you'll learn about: A look back at the start of Matthew's career in footy The [...]

Matthew Pavlich from AFL to startup world 2018-07-09T14:04:19+00:00

Building a team culture around fan – Ryan Kaveney, GWS Giants

Sean chats with Ryan Kaveney Chief Fan and Commercial Officer for the GWS Giants.  Ryan discusses the opportunities to develop a new fan base in Western Sydney for fans while building passion for Giants members along for the ride. On this podcast you'll learn about: Ryan Kaveney's sports career journey and the reason behind his [...]

Building a team culture around fan – Ryan Kaveney, GWS Giants 2018-07-02T12:30:59+00:00

Know your fans, know your market with Anthony Alsop – Brisbane Lions

On this week's episode, Sean chats with Anthony Alsop, General Manager for Communications at Brisbane Lions. Sean chats with Anthony about how the Lions push the envelope to rise above the digital chatter and why knowing your fans and your market is so important. On this podcast you'll learn about: How Anthony got his break [...]

Know your fans, know your market with Anthony Alsop – Brisbane Lions 2018-06-08T12:16:42+00:00

AFLW players leading the way for girls to play footy

On this week's episode, Sean dives in the C2 Melbourne Ball Pool to chat with Western Bulldogs AFLW team stars Bonnie Toogood and Brooke Lochland. On this podcast you'll learn about: Bonnie and Brooke's sporting journey to AFLW How they are balancing creativity and structure when playing footy How the Western Bulldogs AFLW team [...]

AFLW players leading the way for girls to play footy 2018-06-08T12:16:22+00:00

Tanya Gallina on why serving your fans is so important

On this week's episode, Sean chats with Tanya Gallina, General Manager Consumer Services and Tasmania of the Hawthorn Football Club. Tanya knows membership having worked at multiple clubs in Melbourne. Now at Hawthorn she is constantly looking for ways to better connect with fans and deliver them an experience to deepen their ties to the [...]

Tanya Gallina on why serving your fans is so important 2018-07-16T11:43:06+00:00

Cameron Schwab on Leadership, Trust & Culture – CEO Series

On this week's episode, Sean chats with Cameron Schwab, Founder and CEO of designCEO. Sean and Cameron discuss his 25 years within AFL clubs as CEO and what he has learned about leadership, trust and culture that he applies at his new business designCEO. On this podcast you'll learn about: How the rise in [...]

Cameron Schwab on Leadership, Trust & Culture – CEO Series 2018-04-09T15:02:04+00:00

The story of Champion Data with Tim Kelsey

On this week's episode, Sean chats to Tim Kelsey, Director of Champion Data. Sean and Tim chat about stats, footy & the growth of datatainment. On this podcast you'll learn about: The Champion Data story and how the business began How the value and capture of qualitative statistics has changed the AFL How Champion [...]

The story of Champion Data with Tim Kelsey 2018-01-15T20:50:39+00:00

Raising mental health awareness with Wayne Schwass from Puka Up

We are back for 2018! On our first episode for the new year, Sean chats to Wayne Schwass, former AFL footballer and now CEO and Founder of Puka Up. Having battled silently with his own mental health for much of his sporting career, Wayne is now a dedicated mental health advocate, committed to raising [...]

Raising mental health awareness with Wayne Schwass from Puka Up 2018-02-21T18:20:23+00:00

AFL, Audiences & Growth with Darren Birch

On this week’s episode Sean catches up with Darren Birch, General Manager of Growth, Digital and Audience at Australian Football League. Sean and Darren discuss his role at the AFL and the importance of new audiences and growth. On this podcast you'll learn about: Darren's career in the AFL industry The importance of growth [...]

AFL, Audiences & Growth with Darren Birch 2018-10-15T15:47:27+00:00

Robots, VR, Innovation with Nancy Bennett

On this week’s episode Sean catches up with Nancy Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of Two Bit Circus. Sean and Nancy chat about VR, robots & blend of art & tech and where it can take us. On this podcast you'll learn about: Nancy's background in the  leading edge in the music industry and experiential [...]

Robots, VR, Innovation with Nancy Bennett 2017-11-24T18:40:37+00:00

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