AAF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Phil is a driving force in Australian armwrestling. As President of the AAF, Phil is working hard to raise the profile of the sport in Australia and deliver the exposure and recognition it requires to become a mainstream sport. Phil is a multiple state and national armwrestling champion who uses his business acumen and commercial experience in IT/Marketing to help negotiate corporate sponsorships and place AAF events on the world stage.
Andrew Lea VICE PRESIDENT / TREASURER
Andrew first discovered competitive arm wrestling in 2012 and has quickly made an impact on the sport in Australia with a Tasmanian left hand championship title to his name, and most recently travelling to New Zealand to compete in their national championships, returning with a runner up placing in the right hand division. Married with two young boys, Andrew still finds time for weekly training along with running his own business, fishing, travelling, and mixed martial arts. Andrew is also working hard to see the sport of arm wrestling evolve from its current grassroots level to a recognised strength sport with Australia.
Andrew ManfreGeneral Secretary
Affectionately known as "Crowbar" by his peers, Andrew is not only a formidable armwrestler, but also co-runs the most successful and infamous armwrestling club in Australia, Melbourne's "House of Pain". Andrew takes on the duties of the AAF General Secretary role working closely with ASADA on our anti-doping policies with the hope of achieving recognition by the government for our sport.
Ryan ScottReferee in Chief
Ryan Scott has been a staple in the Australian Armwrestling scene since first making waves at the 2012 WA Armwrestling titles with his natural affinity for armwrestling. Since that time he has gone on to become multiple National and State champion chalking up some impressive wins in the process. Ryan not only manages WA Armwrestling but also takes on the arduos task of Referee in Chief for the AAF.
Duan BeckettDirector of IT
Technical guru, developer of the innovative Australian Rankings system codenamed the "Beckett System" and all round nice guy. Duan's technical and statistical genius gave birth to the most impressive Online Rankings system in the World Armwrestling community and he tirelessly works to develop enhancements that have provided a huge benefit in the way we score and share competition results in Australia.
Amy Kauler Creative & Communications Director
Amy has been the driving force behind the Federation’s brand since the very beginning. She has helped create a world class sporting organisation that is Internationally recognised with a professional and eye catching brand. She is by trade a Marketing & Events Manager, as well as a highly accomplished Graphic & Web Designer. She currently manages all communications, sponsorships, events & marketing activities.