Our People

STEVE PALLAS | Founder & Managing Director

Steve Pallas is the founder and Managing Director of Sports Community. Sports Community encompasses a multi-media online support platform for grassroots sports club volunteers, as well as consulting services for government and peak sporting bodies including the likes Cricket Australia, Netball Victoria, ACT and NT governments and over 80 councils all around Australia.

Previously a successful financial services executive and CEO of the Mornington Peninsula Football Netball League, Steve’s passion for grassroots sport and his accumulated knowledge from working with all stakeholders in grassroots sport, since Sports Community’s incorporation in 2012, now places him as an expert in the field. He is in demand as a speaker, a research partner and as a trusted resource for the volunteers and stakeholders that drive Australia’s sports clubs.

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0431 779 797

SHONA PALLAS | Co-Founder & Business Manager

 

Shona is the co-founder of Sports Community, sharing husband Steve’s vision and passion for developing Australia’s best online and in-person resource for sports club volunteers.

Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sports Coaching and Administration, Shona has more than 20 years’ experience in the grassroots sports scene, including three years as the president of a swimming club, and has been a regular guest speaker at international swimming conferences.

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JEROME PAROT | Community Partnerships Manager & Sports Club Consultant

Joining us from lululemon in 2019 after a five-year stint in their operations department, Jerome coordinates VICSWIM – a state-wide water safety program – and works closely with grassroots sporting clubs to help them achieve their goals, supporting their strategic planning processes and governance structures.

A self-proclaimed sports nut, Jerome graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts and currently holds an Association Coach accreditation from Basketball Australia and Certificate III & IV in Fitness. Jerome represented Sandringham Sabres in the Victorian Championship and Big V competitions and continues to give back to the sport.

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NINA BARALLON | Community Partnerships Coordinator

 

As the Community Partnerships Coordinator, Nina manages digital communications, strategic partnerships, client management and day-to-day administration. After completing a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) in 2020 at Swinburne University of Technology, she has been able to apply her knowledge from marketing and digital studies in her current role at Sports Community.

Nina brings her passion for health and fitness into the role, being a supporter of healthy living and getting active.

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