TBA appoints General Manager of Performance

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
February 3, 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Webber, who will fill the newly created position of General Manager – Performance at Tenpin Bowling Australia.

Following the High-Performance review conducted by McGovern High-Performance Consulting in the 2nd half of 2022, the role of the General Manager – Performance was the first of a series of recommendations stated within the review.

Gareth has extensive experience in high performance program roles across a variety of sports at an international level. With a background in strength and conditioning including several research papers published internationally, Gareth has the qualifications and experience to lead our high performance program in support of our ambition to one day have the sport recognised in multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympics.

Gareth has also worked extensively in sport, including the Malaysian High Performance Academy and Hong Kong Sports Institute as a consultant to several sports.  Pleasingly, this included the Malaysian and Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Federations where he left a positive mark on the program in his design of the program for high performance athlete in those two countries. 

Webber has also worked for professional sporting clubs the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball, the Aspire Academy in Qatar and for the Cardiff Blues Rugby Club. 

“We are very excited to have secured the services of an experienced high performance manager that has delivered outcomes across various sports at an international level, in addition to experience in designing programs for tenpin bowling athletes,” stated Tenpin Bowling Australia Chairman Jerome Joseph.

“This appointment is a key first step in delivering an improved High Performance program in accordance with the findings from the McGovern review conducted in the 2nd half of 2022.”

The appointment follows a detailed recruitment process with the assistance of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).  The process followed the High Performance and talent recruitment framework that has been set up to support sports in recruiting the best talent into key roles.

“Having the AIS engaged with TBA in the process was outstanding. The process was very detailed and competitive, and our management worked closely with the AIS to ensure we selected the best person for the role.”

Gareth is originally from Wales and will be relocating to the Sunshine Coast. He will be based at the AGL National High Performance Centre and arrive in the week of the 20 February 2023, commencing in his role shortly thereafter.