Dr Deidre Anderson commits to Aussie Spirit

Dr Deidre Anderson commits to Aussie Spirit

Softball Australia is excited to announce the recruitment of Deidre (Dee) Anderson to the new position of Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Manager.

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A crucial part of the Aussie Spirit program for the past 18 months, Anderson brings high-level strategic support to the organisation, and will lead and manage the athlete wellbeing framework from October 2018 through an important twelve-month period for the sport.

Anderson has a longstanding and well-respected career working in a variety of roles, notably advising elite athletes across a number of sports in Australia and abroad.  In her new position, Anderson will look to build on what she has already been able to contribute through her commitment to the Aussie Spirit during the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) competition and most recently, the WBSC Women’s World Softball Championship.

High Performance Manager, Simone Wearne, believes Anderson’s appointment is vital as the Aussie Spirit look toward a big 2018/19 program.

“This is a terrific opportunity for Softball Australia to not only utilise a very experienced and qualified professional who can assist the overall program, but someone who has already been on the ground with the playing group establishing personal relationships”, said Wearne.

A previous Australian academic administrator, sports executive and sports transition specialist, Dee brings a wealth of knowledge including previous roles with the Australian Institute of Sport, United Kingdom Sports Institute, and Scottish Institute of Sport.

Anderson will travel with the Aussie Spirit to the 2018 Japan Cup to be held at the beginning of November.