Our Patrons

Rolf Stene AM

Rolf has been extensively involved in the development and enhancement of business, employment, community and sport in the South West for more than 30 years. As initiator and past president of the South West Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Rolf initiated the idea of creating the South West Academy of Sport, working with the late Wally Foreman to conduct the first feasibility plan. Rolf’s strong connections with South West sport include the establishment of the West Coast Athletic League, support of the Australian Rowing Championships at Wellington Dam and leadership of the Bunbury Golden Classic Committee.


Lyn Foreman

Lyn Foreman has been coaching athletics for over 30 years. While her primary focus has been the elite athlete, she’s also coached children as well as athletes with disabilities. Lyn was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for services to athletics in 2000 and is a life member of Athletics Australia, Athletics WA and Canning Districts Athletics Club. Lyn worked at WAIS (the West Australian Institute of Sport), initially as senior track coach and then as head coach of track athletics at WAIS. In 2013 Lyn put her energies into Run Jump Throw, a program which is run in primary schools across Perth.

Board of Management

The South West Academy of Sport is an incorporated body with an independent board of management made up of a team of regional leaders committed to providing the best training and opportunities for our athletes.


Guy Asser – Chair

Rob Marshall – Treasurer

James Shepherd

Troy Jones

Rosie Cahill

Kirstie Davis

Management Team

Bernice Butlion (Chief Executive Officer)
Melissa Kuhn (Administrator)