Stephen is the Executive Director of the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) and has an extensive & highly successful background in multinational business management and directs the marketing and business interests of AASCF. Stephen is in a unique position to broaden ACSA’s position both domestically & internationally due to his extensive professional relationships with global leaders including the USASF, IASF, ICU, CCA, KCA and Varsity Spirit Brands.
GEORGE TATAI (OAM) – DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON
George, a Gymnastics Australia Life Member, has been involved with gymnastics over a period spanning more than 30 years. George’s experience domestically as a Gymnastics Australia Board member and GA Vice President, and internationally as a Council Member, International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG), will bring vast experience to our Board.
DANIELLE JIMENEZ – BOARD MEMBER
Danielle is the proud Managing Director of CheerCon along with her husband Alexander Jimenez. Danielle has been involved in Cheer & Dance for 16 years and was the original owner and head coach at Starlets Cheerleading in Sydney, sold in 2017 after 13 successful years. Danielle was also part of the GNSW Cheerleading committee in previous years. Prior to entering the world of Cheer & Dance Danielle worked as a Sales Manager & National Product Manager for a large IT company in Sydney bringing years of customer service experience to the Board. Danielle is passionate about the healthy growth of Cheer & Dance through the combination of Gym owners, EP's and valued experts in our Local and International community working together towards common goals.
TAMARA MANNING – BOARD MEMBER
Tamara Manning has twenty years in the All-Star Cheer Industry. This, plus teaching Dance and Gymnastics for another twelve years prior, means she has been part of this sport since the beginning. Tamara is an active member of ACSA, partaking in writing of policies and documents, as well as on the CADAC committee. Tamara has been an athlete, coach, gym owner, judge, parent, choreographer, educator, and event provider, during her time in the cheer industry, and is proud to add ACSA board member to this list. Her skills and background, along with her passion and drive to see this sport continue its growth will offer valuable insights. Added with her understanding of rules and guidelines she can offer a voice to ensure that as we move forward, we are a well-balanced team. Tamara is extremely passionate about educating and preparing our coaches and judges and works throughout Australia to promote our sport. All-Star Cheer and Dance makes a difference in children’s lives, this makes Tamara strive to ensure that our sport is developed with the Australian athletes as the central focus alongside the international opportunities they deserve.
EDWARD MILES – BOARD MEMBER
Edward has been a part of the Australian cheer industry since 2011 as a gym owner, and from 2013 onwards as a coach. Edward’s significant business and marketing background is a key driver for his involvement in ACSA. He aims to encourage the promotion of our sport nationally and set up long lasting communication between each part of our industry towards becoming a wider community working towards the same goals.
EMMA VASUDEVAN – BOARD MEMBER
Emma has been involved in the cheerleading industry for 12 years, primarily as a gym owner. She has significant experience in risk management, including stakeholder engagement, both in her current role and previously as an engineer. Emma has a deep interest in improving the industry through collaboration with cheerleading gyms around Australia.
DANELLE COONEY – BOARD MEMBER
Danelle is the Co-Owner and Program Director of Melbourne Cheer Academy. Danelle won the 2019 AASCF Mentor of the Year award and her work so far on the ACSA board as the first gym owner representative has included policy development, education for gym owners and advocating for vulnerable groups. Danelle is passionate about representing and supporting gym owners and coaches and assisting them to build a community focused on the protection and positive development of the children and young people in our sport.
THOMASINE WARMINGTON – BOARD MEMBER
Thomasine is a respected Management Consultant having worked for some of Australia’s largest companies and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist with strategy development, project management and initiatives. Thomasine is also a Senior Cheer Judge for many of Australia’s leading event producers.
JORDAN WILSON-OTTO - BOARD MEMBER
Jordan is not only a successful and active cheer athlete and coach but brings to the Board significant legal expertise and experience with State & Federal Governments which we feel will be invaluable to ACSA’s mission moving forward. Jordan sees that with the ACSA, he has an opportunity to use his professional skills to give something back to our community. He believes having a strong, engaged governing body is essential to the future growth and legitimacy of cheerleading in Australia.
NERINE COOPER – SECRETARY
Nerine has been involved with development of All Star cheerleading since its inception in Australia, firstly as the Cheerleading Program Manager for GA and secondly as the Director of Aussie Gold Cheer & Dance Championships. Nerine is actively involved with the education of our coaches and athletes being an USASF/IASF Approved provider of the IASF Coach Credentialling program.