Staff

TEAM ELITE - MEET THE TEAM

GARETH SYKES – DIRECTOR

Gareth has been involved in Sports Merchandise since 1991, when as promotor of the European Masters Swimming Championships, he saw the value in event merchandise. Since then, Gareth’s experience includes negotiating and seeing through merchandise contracts as a licensor, licensee, event venue merchandiser and wholesaler. Previous commercial partners include Australian Rugby Union, Welsh Rugby Union, RFU, British & Irish Lions, 6 Nations, Football Association, The Grand National, British Olympic Association, Asian Football Confederation, Swimming Australia, Swimming Queensland, Swimming New South Wales, FINA, World Rowing, World Masters Athletics and all the current Team Elite commercial partners. Gareth Swam for Great Britain for six years, competing at the World and European Swimming Championships. He also attended the University of Florida and University of California, Berkeley on Swimming Scholarship, the latter of which, he is a graduate.

NICOLE FROLING – OPERATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER

Nicole is at the heart of the day to day operation of Team Elite's Event and online sales programmes. She is responsible for the core operations of Team Elite’s events – collation of stock, equipment, staff and displays, through to set-up and operation of Team Elite’s venue merchandising. Nicole’s experience includes the operation of the 2016 World VA’A Sprint Championship Merchandise Superstore held on the Sunshine Coast and multiple National, State, and Regional Events across Australia ever since. Nicole is a multiple medallist at the Australian Age National Swimming Championships.

SIMONE HARRISON - SALES ADMINISTRATOR

Simone, originally a customer of Team Elite, has been with the company since April 2017. Simone's role is as Sales Administrator covering off all our extensive swimming related accounts Queensland, NSW, NT, WA and New Zealand (in excess of 1,000 wholesale clients.) helping with enquiries, collating artwork and quotations and assisting seeing orders through to completion. As a swimming mother of three and previous Swimming Club officer, she is uniquely well suited to assist and understands the landscape of the swimming fraternity.

FIONA McCARROLL - SALES ADMINISTRATOR

Fiona is responsible for sales across the States of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Fiona has worked within the sports industry for over 20 years. Over this period she has developed extensive knowledge across many sports, from community level through to large National Sporting Bodies. Her experience in sport has been further developed by playing sport at a State level, and more recently undertaking volunteer roles within community sporting organisations. As Team Manager of State Squads and the Event Director of a National Championship event, Fiona understands sporting apparel, merchandise and the awards needs of sport.

APRIL PRETORIUS – SALES ADMINISTRATOR

April, has been with the company since August 2019. April's role is as Sales Administrator covering off all our Southern State accounts in Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania (in excess of 300 wholesale clients.) helping with enquiries, collating artwork and quotations and assisting seeing orders through to completion. As a sporting mother of four and previous Club officer, she is uniquely well suited to assist and understands the landscape of the sporting fraternity.

REMI SAWTELL – SALES ADMINISTRATOR

Remi.....well....what do we say!? Can't walk past a mirror without a cheeky glance at himself. Would much prefer to be at the gym or on the rugby field than being at work. He is fairly reliable though and will always get back to you. Looks after our paddling sports, gym and team sports. Useful for lifting heavy things. Normally gets into the office sometime before lunchtime.

SHAYNE MESSER - OFFICE MANAGER & ADMINISTRATOR

Shayne is at the heart of the day to day operation of the company on both and administrative and IT basis. Shayne brings many facets to Team Elite, with a broad and extensive background from both commerce and the sporting World. In addition to that Shayne has a wealth of first hand experience within marketing through social media and similar area.

AISHA THORNTON – HEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Aisha is a fully qualified graphic designer working for Team Elite - and as she is also a full time swimmer, having competed for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and many more events. Aisha brings a creative flair with experience of working with major brands on their swimwear lines and style applications.

EVENT STAFF (Affectionately known as the 'Tent Monkeys')

Team Elite has a strong force of casual staff that join the company to help ensure our events work well and professionally. Too many to list here, but we enjoy great relationships with staff all over Australia and New Zealand, noticeably from several sporting organizations, including Kawana Swimming Club, Hamilton Rowing Club, Norwood Swimming Club, TAS Swimming Cairns, Swimming New South Wales, Williamstown SLSC and others.

Can be seen hanging from the rafters of our pop-up tents at events across the planet from week to week. They are harmless and very polite. David Attenborough is fascinated...

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juicedtv

Amanda

Production Coordinator 

I firstly wanted to send you a very big and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’
for supporting Juiced TV’s recent ‘Paddle For Kids’ event day...
We’re absolutely blown away by the support we have been shown and
the event wouldn’t have been the same without your valuable contribution.

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Yvette

Miami SC

Thanks so much for that.
The Meet went very well and the medals were a hit as expected...
I believe there were MANY comments throughout the day!

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Tim

Kent Town SC

I have just received the caps, they look awesome.

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Rose

All Saints

Thanks Team...
The singlets arrived yesterday and all are very happy.

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Grace

Australian Pentathlon

Just wanted to email to say a massive thank you for our caps! They are fantastic!
Your customer service and prompt service was very much appreciated.
If we ever need more caps in the future, I will be sure to contact you.

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Cooroy Dolphins

WOW!!!!!!! We are all really very impressed with the design and quality of our medals.
Thank you so much! Our coach even commented that in all his years of competitive swimming,
he has never seen a medal so specific to a club and its logo.

Tracy O’Hare

Lifestyle For Kids

We wanted to thank you and the team so much for your contribution to the 2019 LFK concert.

The t-shirts looks sensational and half of the girls haven’t taken them off yet!!! They are awesome and will be a fantastic uniform for the 2020 dance classes.

Thank you also for your sponsorship in putting in an advert and for making the media wall design. It looked great.

We look forward to working with you again in 2020 and thank you for your endless support.

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Sarah Campbell

Event Co-ordinator - Cairns Regional Council

 

Just got the Nemo polos - Love them!!!