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Terry Dillon

16 Years AFL club Executive
Hawthorn FC (8yrs)
Collingwood FC (6yrs)
St Kilda FC (2yrs)

Managing Director

Terry Dillon Solutions provides a 101 formula on how to run a sporting club

If you were a Sports Administrator and I said - There’s a person who has Sports Administration business and can help you…

Nobody knows more about Sports Administration whether that be Clubs, Leagues, Association’s, State and National their issues, and how to solve them, than Terry Dillon. Terry is the most sought-after authority of Administration of Sport in Australia working for more than 2 decades with the biggest Sporting Clubs in Australia to servicing Community Grass Roots organisations.

Terry has a Bachelor’s in Business with a major in Accounting, he is a Certified Practising Accountant, he holds a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.

He was Eddie Maguire’s Chief Financial officer at Collingwood Football Club for 6 years during their re-build (1999-2005).

He was Chief Operating Officer of Hawthorn Football Club for 8 years under Ian Dicker (1998-1999) and Jeff Kennett (2005-2011) and was a key part of their re-build and being a part of Premiership success.

He was Chief Operating Officer of the St Kilda Football Club for 3 years (2011-2014). He was acting CEO of Hawthorn in 2009 and of St Kilda in 2013/14.

Terry has been for many years and still is the Vice President of Cora Lynn Football and Netball Club in Gippsland Victoria, where he played more than 300 games of senior footy over 28 seasons and oversaw their recent re-build since 2006. Cora Lynn doesn’t even have a town, but they are now one of the high performing clubs in Country Victoria.

You’d probably want to know who this guy is…

He’s Terry Dillon. His company, TD Solutions Sports Administration is helping Sports Administrators at all levels in 12 sports – across 500 Clubs (and growing) around Australia undertaking a broad range of services including Strategic and Business Planning, On-line education, Club Health Checks and tailored Action Plans, Group Education forums, 3rd party reviews, Face to Face and Skype Workshops, Train the Trainer Sessions and Club / League / Association interventions as and when required.

TDS is famous for developing the first totally END TO END SOLUTION servicing the NEEDS for ALL levels of Australian Sport. Terry has used technology and his life-time Sporting career experience / expertise in developing the innovative “REEDS” APPROACH to solving a 100-year-old plus problem. The ONE-STOP SHOP of Recognition, Evaluation, Education, Direction and Support.

Quote from former Hawthorn FC CEO, former CEO Melbourne Victory and now CEO of Rowing Australia Ian Robson -
“I have not come across anyone in my time in sport a person who so comfortably is able to jump the divide between the elite side of the game, back to the community level and bring to the table his expertise and passion seamlessly”.

Terry is using his wealth of experience to guide and support administrators from grass roots to the highest levels of Australian sport.

Terry can assist you - explain how running a successful club is just the same no matter how big, or small, it is.

Chris Connolly

84 games Melbourne FC
Fremantle FC Head Coach
Hawthorn FC Asst Coach
Melbourne FC Asst Coach
Eastern U18 Head Coach

Coaching Director

At AHP we improve performance by focussing on Correct technique, deliberate learning and growth mindset

Chris was born into football. His father Barry played for Footscray and became a legendary figure in Country football. Barry coached Ardlethan, Nathalia, Waaia, Invergordan, Shepparton and Shepparton United football clubs. He formed junior football competitions in Ardlethan and Nathalia. He was president of the Shepparton United football club and Goulburn Valley football leagues for over twenty years.

Chris followed in his fathers foot steps to play, coach and administer in Australian rules football.

Chris ( born 25 March 1963 ) has played, coached and administrated in the Australian football league. He played played 84 games and kicked 38 goals as a midfielder for the Melbourne football club. Chris was senior coach of the Fremantle football club from 2002 to 2007.

1978 Captain of Goulburn Valley schoolboys side.

Under 15 state champions.

1979-80 Victorian Under 17 teal cup representative.

Vice captain in 1980.

1980 Senior premiership Shepparton United.
1981 Melbourne football club Under 19 premiership.
1982 Melbourne Under 19 Captain and Club Champion.
1982-90 Melbourne football club senior player.
1983, 1985, 1986 Fourth in Club Championship.
1987 and 1989 Knee reconstructions.
1991 Made a life member of Melbourne football club.

1991 Assistant coach at Melbourne football club.
1992-1995 Inaugural coach of Under 18 Eastern Ranges side.

AFL senior players produced included David Wirrpunda, Chris Scott, Brad Scott, Rayden Tallis, Kane Johnson, Adam Kingsley, Jess Sinclair and Mark Bolton.

1996-97 Hawthorn reserves coach.

AFL senior players produced included Ben Dixon,Angelou Lekkas, Luke McCabe, Jade Rawlings. Johnathon Hay Rayden Tallis and Brad Scott.

1998-2001 Hawthorn senior assistant coach.

Round 17 2001 senior coach vs Carlton ( MCG)

2002-2007 Senior coach of Fremantle football club.
2002 Won 9 games finishing 13th.
2003 Won 14 games finishing 6th.
2004 Won 11 games finishing 9th.
2005 Won 11 games finishing 10th.
2006 Won 15 games finishing 3rd.

Awarded Con Regan medal which recognises those who have made an extraordinary contribution to the Fremantle football club.

2007 Won 6 of 15 games.

2008-11 Melbourne football club football manager.
2012-13 Melbourne football club development manager.

2002 - 2007 Newspaper Column with Sunday times WA.
2008 - present Radio ABC grandstand special comments.
2014 - present Radio AFL live / Croc media special comments.
2014 - present AFL media / AFL record.
2014 - present Television Croc media / Channel 9 WA footy show.

1981 - 84 Bachelor of education. ( physical education / science ).
1985 PE teacher at Sholem Aleichem primary school.
1986-91 PE teacher at Northcote Technical school.
1992- 97 PE teacher at Pembroke secondary college.

2014 - present Founding director of Advanced High performance

Wayne Oswald

AFL Development Coach Geelong FC
AFL Education/Welfare Manager Melbourne FC
AFL Recruiter Essendon FC
Region Manager Sandringham Dragons

Relationship Director

If you are serious about being your best AHP is the perfect partner for you

Wayne turned his hobby into his job. While working as the CEO of Deakin Sports Association at Deakin University, Geelong campus, Wayne was invited to join the Geelong Football Club fitness staff. This part time role quickly lead to a more significant opportunity in player development - particularly with players between 17 and 20 years of age. Wayne was there to witness the end of the AFL Seconds and Under 19's. In 1991 he was offered the role of Region Manager with the Sandringham Dragons - one of the 6 new teams participating in the TAC Cup (the competition replacing the AFL Under 19's) - he spent the next 20 years working with AFL recruiters preparing young men to present for the AFL draft.

1989 - 1991 Geelong FC – Strength & Conditioning Instructor

U19 Development Coach

1991 - 2009 AFL VIC/Sandringham Dragons - Region Manager
1994 - 2004 Victorian Metropolitan (Aust Football Championship)

Tour Manager/Selector/Welfare Manager

2006 - 2008 Scotch College - Elite Sports Person Mentor

Development Coach

2009 AIS/AFL Academy - Tour Manager
2010 Melbourne FC - Education & Welfare Manager
2010 Old Scotch(VAFA) - Development Coach
2012 Essendon FC - Recruiter(P/T)
2013 Uni Blues(VAFA) - Development Coach
2014 Caulfield GFC(VAFA) - Development Coach
2015 Caulfield GFC(VAFA) - Head Coach

1978 - 1984 Victorian Education Department Outdoor - Education Specialist
1984 - 1991 Deakin University Sports Association - CEO
1991 - 2009 AFL VIC/Sandringham Dragons - Region Manager
2010 Melbourne FC - Education & Welfare Manager
2011 Disability Sport & Recreation - Manager Sport & Recreation
2012 - Present Interactive Sports Consultancy - Founder/Director

Mark Campbell

Creative Director

At advanced high performance we embrace innovations in technique and technology that improve performance

Mark Campbell is Terry Dillon Solution’s Creative Director. He has more than twenty years experience working in screen production. His skill set includes writing and directing for the screen, cinematography, screen editing, copywriting and graphic design. His clients include advertising agencies, government departments – including VicRoads, the Health Department and the ATO, and national brands, including ANZ, Kmart, Coles, Toll and Australian Unity.

Mark is a keen supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL – his son Tom plays for them as a ruckman and forward. Mark has a longstanding involvement with community clubs; he has enjoyed more than 25 years membership of the Australian Alpine Club at Dinner Plain, where he was on the Executive Committee for ten years, eight of them as deputy chairman. Mark also served four years on the AAC’s National Executive, two as Vice President of the governing body.

Martin Sperring

Technical Director

Our technology supports coaches, administrators and athletes perform to the best of their ability

Martin has been developing bespoke software applications for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of M2 Corporation, a software development company based in Melbourne with a highly skilled team of developers focused on building state-of-the-art solutions for a diverse customer base.

Martin has undertaken a variety of volunteer roles in the community, in areas such as sport, education and emergency services. It was during this time that he began to develop software applications to enable the clubs he worked with to operate more efficiently, and importantly, provide the generous volunteers of these clubs with a helping hand and a more time-efficient experience.

The knowledge gained during these roles, coupled with Martin’s vision of simplifying technology, provides TDS with a solid platform to deliver the benefits that community sport is crying out for.

Rob Threlfall

15 Years AFL club Executive
Geelong FC

TDS Senior Consultant (Geelong Region / Victoria)

The fundamentals of running elite and community clubs are the same, it’s just the numbers that are different

Contact Details: M E rob@aqtivebusinessconsulting.com.au

Rob is a highly skilled executive with over 20 years senior experience in finance management, business strategy & planning, HR, governance, and sports infrastructure funding and project delivery. Rob began his consulting business in August 2015, after 15 years at the Geelong Cats as GM Finance & Admin and GM Major Projects, and acted short-term as CEO many times. He continues as a Director of the Geelong Cats Foundation.

Rob is also highly experienced in the community sport space making him a natural fit for our business. Rob has held various roles at St Joseph’s Football/Netball Club and St Joseph’s Cricket Club in Geelong since 1987 to this current day

Paul Prior

TDS Senior Consultant (Western Australia)

Contact Details: M E pprior23@gmail.com

Paul Prior lives in WA and has spent the past eight (8) years working for the Department of Sport & Recreation in Western Australia. The Department develops and implements government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation providing assistance and advice to the sports industry, organizations and clubs.

During this time Paul has had exposure across all sports and travelled throughout Western Australia visiting sporting clubs from Kunanurra to Albany. During his employment at DSR in WA, Paul held the following roles as Information & Governance Manager and Manager ICT Infrastructure and Systems Support and Manager of Corporate Information.

To compliment his professional experience, Paul has coached and also has experience serving on a community club’s committee for over 10 years. It is these combined experiences that makes Paul an ideal fit for TDS as we expand into Western Australia. To contact Paul – mobile 0419 119 622 and email him on pprior23@gmail.com

Chris O'Sullivan

TDS Senior Consultant (New South Wales / ACT)

Contact Details: M E chris@activebrandsolutions.com

Chris is an experienced and skilled executive with over 25 years in the sporting goods environment having worked with global brands such as Nike, Reebok and Columbia.

Before focusing on his working career Chris played district cricket in Melbourne for the Carlton Cricket Club then was drafted to the AFL playing for the Brisbane Bears (Now the Brisbane Lions).

Having grown up and played sport in the country Chris understands the challenges community clubs experience which makes him a great addition to the TDS Team. For any NSW and ACT enquiries Chris can be contacted on chris@activebrandsolutions.com or 0417 691 006.

Andrew Simpson

photo of Andrew Simpson

TDS Senior Consultant

Contact Details: M E andrewsimpson8@icloud.com

Andrew Simpson is a highly successful corporate executive, small business owner, and business advisor who is renowned for facilitating positive change across many organisations.

Having spent much time supporting various charitable causes, Andrew is now a Director at Breast Cancer Network Australia utilising his vast business experience and qualifications with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and CPA Australia.

A long standing sporting person, Andrew's career has also allowed him to work with and build professional relationships with elite sporting organisations such as the Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Club and Netball Australia.

With a passion for community sports and causes, Andrew also has many years involvement as a participant, coach, executive committeeman, and general member of various clubs including local football, netball, cricket and golf.

Andrew is now a member of the TD Solutions – Sports Administration and ready to assist your club.

Please call Andrew on 0438 800 202 or email andrewsimpson8@icloud.com for an initial discussion about your needs.

Alicia Dillon

TDS Customer Care Team

Alicia, works from our Head Office and assists all our clubs with any queries you may have. Alicia has a strong background in customer service and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. She is here to help you whether that be working out how to complete your survey, understand your club health assessment or action plan, and how to maximize the use of the TDS product. Call Alicia on 03 9596-6121 or email her on info@tdcommunitysolutions.com.au for any assistance.

Take the next step, call our team and start seeing your club benefit from 'TD Solutions'.

"TD Solutions provides a 101 formula on how to run a community club"

For more information, call Terry Dillon on 0429 162 288 OR email terry@tdcommunitysolutions.com.au