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The Team

Head Coach

Ian Pope

MSC is excited to announce our Head Coach is Olympic Coach Ian Pope.

Ian is one of Australia’s most successful coaches having coached over 70 medallists at major international events including Olympics, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games. Some of Ian’s Olympic medallists include Matt Welsh, Michael Klim, Giaan Rooney, Matt Targett, and Grant Hackett.

Ian is former Head Coach of Surrey Park and Melbourne Vicentre, and previously helped steer these clubs to be prominent in swimming. Ian’s primary focus will be on developing swimmers mentally and physically as a person whilst maximising their talent and potential with a focus on building a strong team culture, mental edge and training with the right technique.

Ian is excited to be back and lead MSC to be a dominant force in swimming.

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Ian
Ian Pope

The Team

David Brandi
president

David Brandi

David Brandi is a successful entrepreneur based in Melbourne with a wide range of business interests, including part ownership of the Melbourne United basketball team. As a dedicated swimming parent, David has spent a lot of time attending hundreds of swimming training sessions, meets and events.

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David
Michael Birch
vice president

Michael Birch

Michael has extensive knowledge across most industries but has a real passion for property finance. A strong focus on the client means Michael is always striving to deliver the right solution for the client when they need it. Michael has over 40yrs+ in the Financial Services industry working with both CBA and NAB, and was the head of Property with NAB in his previous role.

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Michael
John Egan
VICe president

John Egan

John has spent the last 30 years in business working largely in the steel industry - currently holding the position of CEO with Australian Pipe and Tube. John has been involved in many different sports at all levels including playing State grade volleyball for 10 years, water ski racing for 10 years, and more recently, supporting his own children with their football, basketball and netball pursuits.

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John
Wayne Jarred
Commercial Manager

Wayne Jarred

Wayne is an accomplished executive in the sports world, having had valuable experience at the AFL, NRL and NBL in a variety of commercial and operational roles, and has also joined our Team.

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Wayne
Fort Caruso
treasurer

Fort Caruso

Fort Caruso encompasses over twelve years of accounting experience, both locally in Melbourne, and interstate. His love and passion for numbers and business also extends to the football field, where he has enjoyed a lengthy career playing high level football across both the VFL and SANFL leagues.

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Fort
David Folino
registrar

David Folino

David Folino has over 10 years experience in accounting and has been a member of institute of chartered accountants for 6+ years. David’s interests outside of work include family and sport. He has been involved in sporting clubs playing local football for over 20 years including TAC cup and VFL.

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David
Matt Mitianiec
Operations Manager

Matt Mitianiec

Matt brings a wealth of IT, operational and project management knowledge to the team with over eight years of experience in the industry. Matt is passionate about finding innovative ways to enhance sport through technology. He's been actively involved in basketball both as a player and a coach in Europe and now in Australia.

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Matt
Sandra Ah-Yu
secretary

Sandra Ah-Yu

Sandra is an experienced events manager and oversees the administration and management of the club.

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Sandra
Marcus Grillo
Program Manager

Marcus Grillo

Marcus is a former National Breaststroke finalist, placing in the top 5 in the country. He ensures that his squads and learn-to-swim classes have a friendly atmosphere, and a determination amongst his swimmers to swim well.

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Marcus
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