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CLUBMAP

About Us

In 2015 two lifelong sports people, Terry Dillon and Chris Connolly, realised that community clubs needed support. Many were struggling. Some amalgamated. Others folded. And it was getting worse. Something had to be done.

TD Solutions was created to take top-tier thinking to the grassroots. And it worked.

For five years, TDS helped volunteer administrators rediscover success and fun in their community clubs, and understand how to plan for an even brighter future.

In 2021, TDS became CLUBMAP – a more dynamic, responsive and easier ally for all community clubs. CLUBMAP is joining major community groups and commercial partners to work with organisations from 65 sports. We're trusted by 7500+ volunteer administrators from 3000+ clubs across Australia and internationally.

The CLUBMAP team

Terry Dillon

Founder and CEO

Terry combines the knowledge and experience gained from a lifetime in community sport and a successful career as a senior AFL executive to bring a top-tier approach to grassroots club administration. Terry is vice president of the Cora Lynn Football Netball Club, his passion and local club in rural Victoria, and has a B.Bus (Accounting), CPA, Graduate Diploma in Management and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

terry@clubmap.com.au

Chris Connolly

Co-founder

Chris has had a lifelong commitment to community sport, especially Shepparton United FNC, where he played as a junior. He is a life member of Shep United and of the Melbourne Football Club, where he played 84 AFL games. He enjoyed a coaching career at Hawthorn FC and Fremantle FC before returning to Melbourne as a senior administrator. Chris has a teaching degree and has been active in the sporting media for many years.

Jon Knudsen

Chief Operating Officer

Jon has a long history within community sport. He is a Life Member at his local club, Heathmont Football Netball Club, where he has played nearly 250 senior games, served on the committee while playing for 13 years, executive level for 6 years and is the Netball Director. Jon’s professional background is in sports management. He worked at Hawthorn FC with Terry Dillon, including a stint in the club’s community department.

jon@clubmap.com.au

Clare Therese

Relationship Manager

Clare is head of our Customer Service team in Queensland. Clare has worked in the Victorian and Queensland Education Department for nearly 30 years in high-level administration roles. Clare’s broad ranging administration experience will see her servicing the needs of our Community Clubs, Leagues and Associations with a strong Queensland focus.

Mark Campbell

Co-founder

Mark’s background is filmmaking, screen writing and directing for advertising, business, industry and government. He is a longstanding patron of the Les Twentyman Foundation and has been a member of the Australian Alpine Club, Dinner Plain for 35 years, serving on the Executive Committee for ten years, eight of them as deputy chairman. Mark also served four years on the AAC’s National Executive, two as Vice President.

The clubmap team

Andrew Simpson

Senior Consultant

Andrew heads up our ongoing support for clubs. After a successful corporate executive career, Andrew is now focused on making a difference in the community. He is a Director at Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), Chairman of the NFP, BETTER Timor, and coaches and mentors' small businesses and NFPs. Andrew has held many roles within community sport across more than 30 years of volunteering and is still engaged across local and elite sport levels.

Fazila Essack

Grants Specialist

Fazila is heading up our Grants Team and will be focused on providing mentorship and advice to help clubs deliver well-aligned grant proposals. Fazila has pursued a rewarding career as a Student Counsellor, working in universities, both in Australia and internationally. She developed a deep interest in sport whilst facilitating internships in the industry. Fazila holds degrees in Social Science and Honours in Psychology and is a member of the Grant Writing Academy.

Ken Jacobs OAM

Government & Sport Liaison

Ken will be leading our relationships with all government and sporting bodies and has wealth of knowledge from many years experience in a range of senior management positions including CEO of Cricket Victoria (1980-2007) in a period of sustained growth in the sport, Tennis Victoria and the International Cricket Council. Ken is still actively involved across a number of organisations and programs across all levels of sport. Ken holds a Masters in Sports Business & Integrity and is a qualified accountant (FCPA).

Hayley Dillon

Customer Service

Hayley heads up our Customer Service team, helping clubs with any queries they have. She has a strong background in community, customer service and sport. Hayley has been involved in community sport all her life and is a keen supporter of women’s sport. Hayley extends her love of sport to her academic life - she has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons) and is now working on her PhD. Contact Hayley for any assistance.

Charlie Wraith

Content Specialist

Charlie is CLUBMAP’s content and communication specialist, and is currently completing the latter stages of a Bachelor of Screen Production at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is keen to continue to foster CLUBMAP's strong and unique brand personality through strong marketing and growing our social presence. Alongside video production, Charlie’s background is in esports coaching; where he recently took a young Australian team to top six in the world.