2019 Oceania Championships and Commonwealth Championships - Team Managers Appointed

May 21 2019

Good Afternoon

The AWF Board of Directors has endorsed the appointment of two Managers to support the Australian Teams at the 2019 Oceania Championships and Commonwealth Championships, being held at Apia, Samoa, in July.

Damon Kelly has been appointed as the Manager of the Senior Team; and Charles Quagliata has been appointed as the Manager of the combined Junior & Youth Team.

These appointments complete the Teams that will represent the AWF in Samoa. The 2019 Oceania Weightlifting Championships and Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships are being held in conjunction with the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games and the AWF Senior Team has been nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for consideration in the AOC’s selection of the Australian Team for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

Senior Team


  • 73kg Brandon Wakeling 
  • 89kg Joel Gregson 
  • 89kg Boris Elesin 
  • 96kg Ridge Barredo 
  • 96kg Jake Douglas 
  • 109kg Matthew Lydement 
  • 109kg Jackson Roberts-Young 


  • 59kg Erika Yamasaki 
  • 59kg Seen Lee 
  • 64kg Kiana Elliott 
  • 64kg Sarah Cochrane 
  • 71kg Ebony Gorincu 
  • 76kg Stephanie Davies 
  • 87kg Kaitlyn Fassina 
  • +87g Charisma Amoe-Tarrant 

Senior Team Support Personnel

  • Manager: Damon Kelly
  • Head Coach: Robert Mitchell 
  • Coach: Anthony Dove 
  • Coach: Angela Wydall 
  • Coach: Miles Wydall

Junior/Youth Team 


  • 67kg Jett Gaffney 
  • 67kg Kolby Green 
  • 73kg Nelson Harris 
  • 73kg Oliver Saxton 
  • 89kg Jaspa Hope 
  • 89kg Dillon Fisler 


  • 55kg Desree Barnes 
  • 55kg Amber Fielder 
  • 59kg Maddison Power 
  • 64kg Tori Gallegos 
  • 64kg Sabah Chamoun (Junior) 
  • 71kg Ruby Carwardine 
  • 71kg Jarian Hogan 
  •  +81kg Bronwyn Dunne 
  • +87kg Charisma Amoe-Tarrant (Junior) 

Junior/Youth Team Support Personnel

  • Manager: Charles Quagliata 
  • Head Coach: Greg Hobl 
  • Coach: Troy Smith 
  • Coach: Sonia Stenhouse

Ian Moir
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Weightlifting Federation