TASmanian Sport & Coaching Collective
TASmanian Sport & Coaching Collective

About Us

Peter Hope

Peter Hope

Pete, as he is known, has been involved in the Tasmanian sport and recreation industry for most of his life in a wide range of roles and organisations. With family support and the guidance of outstanding coaches like Chris Riewoldt, David Pridgeon and later, Chris Chugg, he became a versatile and accomplished youth sportsman. 

Through this, Pete competed across Tasmania and developed a passion for the State that grows more intense the older he gets. 

Through athlete development coaching from Chris Chugg and mentoring of industry figures in Hobart, Pete pursued a career in the fitness industry specialising in strength and conditioning coaching. Moving to Victoria in 2008, he more fully explored this completing his ASCA accreditation at the AIS and was mentored that year by Craig Harper at Harper’s Personal Training in Brighton.  In 2009, After completing university studies of education, Pete enjoyed a decade teaching and coaching in Victorian Schools, including Assumption College.

Returning to teach (and coach) in 2019, he founded TASSACC to put back into the State that helped him be in the fortunate position he now finds himself. He hopes (yes, pun intended!) to contribute to Tasmania becoming a competitive sporting State and improving the health of the general population. His main role is in business development and operational management of TASSACC. Pete also produces media content to advocate for, and develop, coaches/officials/administrators at all levels.

Pete lives by the TASSACC motto ‘Unite, Strive, Achieve.’ He  truly believes that for Tasmania, ‘Now is the Time’ to apply this so an unprecedented sporting profile and collective prosperity can be achieved. 

Registered Professional Level 3

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Will Braid

Bill, as he is known, has been writing professionally for more than 20 years, starting out as a country football reporter, moving on to write news articles for three daily newspapers around Australia and news/website content for state sporting organisations.
He’s not limited just to sport though, having written front half articles, community pieces, historical accounts, reviews, blogs and children’s books.
Sporting wise he has been a player of many sports including hockey, cricket, football, netball, indoor cricket and soccer (unsuccessfully). Definitely not swimming! Bill is a highly credentialed cricket umpire having stood at WNCL and WT20 level, in Cricket Australia pathway tournaments and has 59 Cricket Tasmania Premier League First Grade games under his belt. As a coach Bill has coached community and junior cricket and well as junior and junior rep hockey.
Bill is married with three kids who all take a keen interest in the creative process. He works hard for TASSACC in the media and promotions space with a knack for opening doors through his vast networks within the sporting community.
Stories are what it is all about for Bill. He is here to tell stories that will live on. He really does not care what the story is about or who is telling it, he cares about capturing or creating a memory.