Sports Chaplaincy Australia (SCA) was originally established in 1984. It was then known as Specialised Life-Orientated Ministries (SLM). In 1993 SLM was established as an Incorporated Association in NSW under the ARBN of 085 483 923 and soon after received Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the ATO. In 2022, Sports Chaplaincy Australia became a national company limited by guarantee.

The Sports Chaplaincy Australia Limited National Board is committed to the highest levels of corporate governance and serves the organisation to ensure that its vision and strategies are effectively and responsibly delivered.

Australian Business Registry Details

ABN: 80 085 483 923
ACN: 085 483 923
SPORTS CHAPLAINCY AUSTRALIA LIMITED is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient from 01 Jul 2000 Australian Business Registry Website

Luke Tattersall


Luke is an avid surfer, League supporter and Senior Pastor of Balmain Presbyterian Church. Luke has served SCA as the Board President since 2007.

Phil Bryant


Phil is a Pastor, Church Health Consultant and Board Chair and Executive Officer of Kennedy and Mandurah Baptist Colleges (Perth). Former Pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church WA and serves as the chaplain of Perth Wildcats (NBL). .

Lisa McInnes-Smith


With a background in sports psychology and teaching, Lisa is an internationally awarded motivational speaker (CPAE) and high performance expert. She brings to the SCA Board her love for sport, dedication to helping people and extensive community and corporate leadership.

Tim Argall


Previously an elite soccer player, then club & representative coach for more than two decades, now a local sports club chaplain since 2012, Tim combines this background with his school principal experience as he serves SCA Board's passion for equipping it's Chaplains well for their ministry.

Simon Flinders


Simon has been the chaplain to NSW cricket since the start of 2004. He joined the SCA Board in 2018. He brings to the Board a strong background in governance on various boards/committees in the NFP sector. He is currently the Senior Pastor of the Anglican Church in Northbridge, Sydney

Andrew McKenzie


Andrew is the GM for Vinnies Victoria. He has worked at the AFL and other sports organisations and has significant experience in the charitable sector with World Vision and YMCA.

Michael Pailthorpe

National Director

Michael has served as CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Variety WA and as the State Manager for World Vision in NSW. He brings many years of business, fundraising and charity sector experience to the senior operations of SCA.

Nick Marvin


Nick Marvin is a management consultant and non-executive director with over 20 years experience across public, private and non-profit organisations.

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