HPC Appointment - Brendan Kennedy

Dec 03 2016

Good morning,

Brendan Kennedy is joining the AWF workforce to fill the High Performance Coordinator (HPC) role following the resignation of Jacquie White.

Brendan will be engaged in a thorough HPC handover from Jacquie during the week 12-16 December, 2016 and is very excited about taking on the HPC position with the Australian Weightlifting Federation.

Brendan is an experienced weightlifting coach in Perth Western Australia where he has prepared lifters for the highest level competitions including the 2015 World Senior Championship. Brendan has previously taken on AWF representative team coach appointments at numerous international events including the recent Junior World Championships in Georgia. Being a personal coach he is intimately aware of the challenges coaches face in developing high performance athletes.

Brendan was employed as a strength and conditioning coach in professional sports for over a decade, working with team such as the West Coast Fever and West Coach Eagles. While in these positions he developed extensive knowledge and skills of the systems and structures required for high performance success.

Brendan has served as a Council Member for Weightlifting Western Australia from 2009 until 2012 including a term as President which saw him work closely with the Department of Sport and Recreation and in 2016 became a member of the Joint Executive Committee for the West Australian Olympic Council and Commonwealth Games Australia - WA Division.

Brendan has extensive experience in education having been a classroom teacher and administrator in both the public and private sectors, he is also a lead presenter of the AWF’s Coach Education Program. These experiences will allow Brendan to bring a diversity of skills to the HPC role.

Brendan, the father of young twins holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Bachelor of Education. He is looking forward to bringing his knowledge and skills in elite sport to the Australian Weightlifting Federation to further enhance the AWF’s High Performance Program.

I am sure you all join me in warmly welcoming Brendan to the HPC position.

Michael Keelan
AWF Chief Executive Officer