Cathy Hoare

Technical and Sanctioning Coordinator

Cathy was first introduced to triathlon through one of Vicki Delves’ WAT courses and participated for many years enjoying the friendship and healthy lifestyle that goes with the sport.

After completing a Technical Officials course in 2009, Cathy joined Triathlon Western Australia in her current role of Sanctioning Officer. She is now a Level 2 or RTO TA Official and a level 1 ITU.

Cathy works closely with race directors and assists them to meet their requirements to do with documentation and insurance in order for events to be sanctioned. Cathy also liaises with club committee members and assists them through the process of lodging documents for club run events. She also looks after the Technical courses in WA and rosters officials for sanctioned events in WA.

One of Cathy’s favourite aspects of her role is travelling to officiate at interstate and overseas events. Her goal at the moment is to officiate at 70.3 Grand Final, Kona or Roth. She also enjoys being part of events, talking to athletes and club members and enjoying the events atmosphere.


Ashleigh Apps

Executive Director

Ashleigh holds a Bachelor Degree in Sport Management and has over 14 years’ experience working within the sport and recreation industry. Her main focus has been in the commercial development of sport, through event management, marketing, project management and strategic partnerships. Ashleigh has developed her skills through employment at State Sporting Associations, National not-for-profit organisations and a professional sporting team.

Ashleigh started triathlon in 2005 after moving from a swimming background. Although not currently participating in the sport, Ashleigh is still an engaged and avoid supporter of the sport through family members participation.


Frank Stapleton

Athlete & Coach Pathway Coordinator

Frank has a long history in triathlon as a competitor from 1983 to being an International Technical Official at the Rio Paralympics. One of two ITU level 3 officials in Australia, he is also an ITU Training Facilitator and recently became Australia’s first ITU/UCI endorsed licenced Mechanical Fraud Bike Checker. Frank has served 9 years as a TWA board Member and many other triathlon committees and reference panels, and is a certified DSR member protection officer.

Through extensive experience gained with involvement at ITU, Ironman as well as the high quality local events, Frank has established excellent working relationships with international coaches, ITU board members, management at ITU, Oceania OTU, Triathlon Australia, and Triathlon NZ as well as many of our Asian National Federations. Frank is currently completing the Department of Sport and Recreation/University of Western Australia's Coach Leadership Series. 

Frank utilises this extensive experience in coordinating TWA’s coaching program and the Triathlon WA Development Program. He continues to swim and bike.


Jenni Vile

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Jenni joined Triathlon WA in October 2015.She is responsible for marketing and communications relating to the services and programs delivered by Triathlon WA and the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon. She also provides on ground event support at the Busselton Festival ofTriathlon incorporating Ironman 70.3 Busselton.

Jenni has over 10 years experience in marketing and sponsorship, having worked with Healthway, the Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and most recently with Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club. She has a Bachelor of Business(Marketing) and Bachelor of Science(Biology).

Jenni first got involved with triathlon through a course run by Carol Huges in the late 90's. She then went on to race for several years before starting a family made competing much more sporadic. She is still an active runner and swimmer and is heavily involved with netball at a local and State League level. 


Kathryn Clare

Junior Participation Coordinator

Kathryn has been with Triathlon Western Australia since October 2014. Kathryn works with the junior programs at both a school and club level. Kathryn has also been a contributor for the newly created Triathlon Sporting Schools project which launched in July 2015.

Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2011 from the University of Ballarat and has experience working in junior sport development.

Kathryn is currently working towards her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She has a keen interest in both creating the link between children who have a disability and strengthening bonds and links to sporting opportunities and also Animal Physiotherapy – especially Equine and the racing industry.