Meet the Team

Kirsten has an extensive background in tourism, sport and events, and is well placed to shine the spotlight on the 2021 Games’ destination, having previously worked with Tourism Western Australia project managing major trade events. Kirsten is also well versed in masters sport having worked on the 2003 Australian Masters Games in Canberra. More recently, she worked as the cluster workforce operations manager at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

Rian Murphy is lining up for his third Australian Masters Games having previously worked on the 2017 event in Tasmania and 2019 event in Adelaide as part of his five year role with UniSport Australia. Prior to this, Murphy worked with Queensland Cricket for three years. Rian has relocated to Perth for the role, and the keen sports fan and rugby enthusiast wasted no time in joining the Cottesloe Rugby Union Club.

Matt Hunter made the move to Perth after a successful stint in Adelaide working on the 2019 Australian Masters Games. Matt has worked across a number of other sporting events including contract roles with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and with UniSport Australia for the 2017 Northern University Games. A fan of the round ball, Matt can be found in the centre back position for Subiaco AFC on weekends.

Perth local and Edith Cowan University graduate Alex Blanksby joins the 2021 AMG team off the back of a three month role with the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in early 2020. Prior to that, Alex worked for Rowing WA. During the football season he lines up for UWA Nedlands Football Club and during the summer months, Quinns Rocks Cricket Club.

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