Athletics Bendigo is excited to announce the appointment of Siobhan Thompson to the position of General Manager. Siobhan will take over the role from outgoing GM Terry Hicks from August 1, 2022.

With a Bachelor of Sports Management and a Bachelor of Business along with a Graduate Certificate in Communications, 25-year-old Siobhan has the skills to oversee the operations of Athletics Bendigo and move the organisation forward as the principal provider of the sport of athletics in Central Victoria.

Siobhan experience in a wide range of sports including basketball, volleyball & soccer administration together with her involvement as an athlete, official and committee member of Little Athletics (LA) and Athletics Victoria competitions have given Siobhan a great insight into the requirements of a General Managers role. Siobhan is also an active member of Eaglehawk Athletics Club.

Siobhan is also a qualified Athletics Australia Official, with experience at Oceania Championships and a number years of officiating at LAVIC State Championships and this year the Australian Little Athletics Championships. This completes for her an overall view of the sport required of the position.

Terry Hicks will continue to provide support to Siobhan over the coming months to enable a smooth transition for the organisation.

A brief word of thanks for Terry Hicks, outgoing General Manager

We wish to acknowledge the tremendous work of the outgoing General Manager, Terry Hicks, who has played a superb role in leading the organisation over the past four years. Given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic for organised sport and the impact on both Little Athletics, senior athletics and school carnivals during this time, Terry has played a key role throughout this time and athletics in the region is now on a strong footing for the future. Terry has decided the time is now right for him to move on from this General Manager role. He will still continue his involvement at club and coaching level. On behalf of all athletes in the Bendigo region, we say ‘Thank you, Terry!’