Meet The Ludus Team

The Ludus team is made up of elite athletes, coaches, adventurers, thinkers, experts and a couple of sports tragics.

We believe that by improving sports coaching from the ground up with a focus on mental health awareness we can improve retention rates, participation rates and most importantly help to improve physical and mental well being for both young and old.

We want to help everyone find their fire within, achieve their goals and success whatever the definition of that may be.

Our team is hand picked for its knowledge, experience and passion for sharing everything they have learnt in their careers to help others be the best they can be.

Elite Athletes and Coaches

Dr Scott Brennan

Dr Scott Brennan

Peak Performance Advisor

Scott has been involved with the Australian Paralympic team as doctor for the Australian Rollers, team leader for an Everest base camp challenge and thrives on his ability to help others realise their own potential. He is a mentor to the next generation of rowing athletes and utilises his experience to support athletes and coaches as part of the Gold Medal Ready program through the Australian Institute of Sport.

Sam Fisher

Sam Fisher

Athlete Relationship Manager

Sam's career consisted of 228 games and 22 goals over 13 seasons for the St Kilda Football Club. He won the Trevor Barker award in both 2008 and 2011 as well as an All-Australian in 2008. Sam played in 13 finals and 3 grand finals including the drawn 2010 grand final against Collingwood.

Tim Coyle

Tim Coyle

Head of Cricket Development

Tasmanian cricket supercoach in both men's and women's game at home in Australia and overseas.

Anthony Stewart

Anthony "Stewie" Stewart

Head of Basketball Development

Anthony's 17 seasons in the NBL including stints at Hobart Devils, Perth Wildcats, Cairns Taipans and the Townsville Crocodiles. He's since coached the Hobart Chargers to a championship and the short lived Southern Huskies in the NZ NBL.

Brittany Smart

Brittany Smart

Strength and Conditioning

Professional Basketballer for 13 years and fitness coach. Britt has joined us on the Magnus Sermo podcast and is creating her own programs as part of the Ludus Magnus platform

Cal Bruton

Calvin Bruton

Basketball Fundamentals Clinic Creator

Calvin “Cal” Bruton is a former player and coach in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). Originally an American import, but in 1983 becoming a naturalised Australian, Bruton has been an integral part of the league since its inception. As a result, Bruton became one of the first inductees into the NBL Hall of Fame when it opened in 1998. Cal also played for the Australian National team, the Boomers at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Magnus

Mitch McCarron

Mitch McCarron

Shooting Guard at Melbourne United in NBL

Mitch joined us for a Magnus podcast

Kim Brennan

Australian rowing legend

Kim is a sixteen-time national champion, two-time World Champion, three-time Olympian and Olympic gold medallist.Kim has joined us on the panel of our Magnus Sermo | Takling gender bias in sport podcast

Emma Manix-Geeves

State and WBBL Cricket gun

Emma has been both a demo-athlete for Ludus Clinics and has appeared on the Magnus Sermo podcast discussing gender inequality in sport.

Jarryd Moss

The Journeyman

Self-proclaimed average athlete, elite level sport and human performance expert

Harry Froling

NBL star at Brisbane Bullets

Harry joined us for the Journeyman podcast

Alex Pace

Snooker Ace

Alex Pace joins us as head of Cue Sports and will be presenting his own podcast called Jump the Cue

Stef Hanson

Founder of Witsup.com

Founder and chief at Witsup, an online and real life community for women in triathlon. Stef is an expert panel guest on Magnus Sermo.

Barry Richards

South African Cricket Legend

Richards is considered one of South Africa's most successful batsmen. He was able to play only four Test matches – all against Australia – before South Africa's exclusion from the international scene in 1970. He joins us on The Ban podcast.

Lee Irvine

Swashbuckling South African batsman/wicket-keeper

Irvine was a hard-hitting left-handed middle-order batsman, a fine outfielder who became a regular wicketkeeper and an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He joins us on The Ban podcast.

Linsay da Costa

Linsey da Costa

State cricketer and Football Development manager at AFL Tas

Linsey was an expert panel guest on Magnus Sermo.

Dr Bridie O'Donnell

Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

Seven time national rowing champion, triathlete, cyclist, Ironman. Broke the UCI World Hour record, the National record, the Masters record and set a new world record of 46.882km at the Adelaide Superdrome. Bridie was an expert panel guest on Magnus Sermo.

Dr Alison Skene

Anatomical pathologist and cyclist

Organised the Hanging Rock Handicap women's road race and was awarded Cycling Victoria Best Women's Development Initiative 2019. Alison joined us on the Magnus Sermo podcast.

Back of House

Behind the scenes we are an experienced, excited and passionate group. We all bring something different to the table, we may not have years of elite sporting experience but what we do have is a shared belief that sport has the ability to build personal growth, mental well-being and physical happiness.

We are striving to build a platform that gives anyone involved in sport in any facet a voice to share their experience, knowledge and opinions without boundaries.

Andy Hollands

Co-founder

Loves sport but mostly rubbish at them, tries hard though! Has run a few Ultra Marathons.
Andy has been a business owner, a web developer and recently GM of three basketball teams in NBL1 and Sal's NBL in New Zealand. He's a firm believer in building sport from the grassroots level and ensuring that it's enjoyable for all.

Craig Lane-Irons

Craig Lane-Irons

Co-Founder

Actor, Producer, Director, Singer, Musician and holder of the longest neck in the world.
Craig Is a freelance artist who has worked extensively in film, music, theatre and sports entertainment. He is a director, producer, actor, musician, and believer in the wellness and head fake benefits of sports played at any experience level.

David Bartlett

Technology and Disruption Advisor

Sports tragic and Former Premier of Tasmania, named as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential People in Tech.

Former Premier of Tasmania and named as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential People in Technology by The Australian, 2015. Chairman of two companies taking them from start-ups to high growth businesses. Key government advisor on Digital Technology and innovation.

Lucy Piper

Lucy Piper

Head of Creative

Ironman, Triathlete, Adventurer, coach and creative genius.
Brand builder, creative manager and production expert with a background in video and content storytelling. She's trekked to Everest base-camp, assisted blind athletes to run the Inca trail in a day and performed a rapid ascent of Kilimanjaro.