Archery Australia Appoints High Performance Manager

Lorinda Rugless joins Archery Australia having worked for just under seven years for the International Cricket Council based in the United Arab Emirates. Lorinda joined the ICC in 2006 as the Member Services Manager, a role that saw her assisting the organistation’s then 105 members in matters including governance, business practice, coach education and later anti-doping.   In 2010, Lorinda was appointed full-time as the ICC’s Anti-Doping and Medical Manager and has been responsible for establishing international cricket’s anti-doping program. Her remit included the roll out of all-year round testing, implementing an athletes’ whereabouts program and assisting the ICC’s 10 Full Members to establish their domestic programs. Whilst in this role, Lorinda also managed the ICC Medical Committee’s projects.   Prior to joining the ICC, Adelaide-born Lorinda worked for the Australian Sports Commission travelling throughout the Pacific Islands as the manager of the Oceania Sport Education Program. She also worked for the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport managing the Volunteer and Coach Education Centre.   Lorinda is a lover of all sports and was an avid basketball player in her younger days, as well as a Level 2 basketball coach and team manager of Australian junior basketball teams.   Quote: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of High Performance Manager with Archery Australia and am eager to take on the new challenges that lie ahead.   “I am looking forward to working alongside Archery Australia’s athletes, coaches and stakeholders to provide the best possible high performance environment in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games and beyond.”