Commonwealth Games Australia have appointed NSWIS para swimmer Matt Levy OAM and lawn bowler Karen Murphy as co-chairs of the Athlete Advisory Group (AAG).
Matt Levy won gold on the Gold Coast in the S7 50m freestyle along with golds at the IPC World Championships and Paralympic Games. Karen Murphy has a gold and three silver medals from five appearances at Commonwealth Games.
Both are passionate about the role the Athlete Advisory Group can play in supporting the work of Commonwealth Games Australia.
Fellow NSW Institute of Sport athletes Kaarle McCulloch & Anja Stridsman join Levy on the CGA’s Athlete Advisory Group.
An interim Athlete Advisory Group was established by CGA in September 2017 to provide athlete input into the planning and strategies of the Gold Coast 2018 team. Its tenure ceased following the Games, with a recommendation to the CGA Board that the AAG be formalised. Nominations were called in September 2018 for membership of the group to serve through to the Birmingham Games.
Commonwealth Games Australia – Athlete Advisory Group
|Dane Bird Smith – Athletics||Karen Murphy – Lawn Bowls|
|Anja Stridsman – Boxing||Shannon Parry – Rugby 7’s|
|Kaarle McCulloch – Cycling||Matt Levy – Para-Swimming|
|Rachel Bugg – Diving||David Palmer – Squash|
|Lauren Mitchell – Gymnastics||Dan Wilson – Triathlon|
|Brooke Peris – Hockey|
Three-time Australian team Chef de Mission and CGA board member Steve Moneghetti will act as the conduit between the AAG and CGA Board.