The Academy Team


The Academy has been developed by the Education Academy Group; made up of four industry professionals, including Alex Rance, with varying backgrounds that specialise in education and high-performance management.

Alex Rance

AFL Player

Luke Surace

Learning Design & Development 

Rob Inness

AFL Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Ben Clifton 

Year 2 Teacher 

Andrew Sturgess

Year 1 Teacher 

Industry Experts


Experts that help us guide and mentor our students throughout their journey at The Academy.

Tom Petroro

Talent Agent at Stride Sports Management

Ali McArthur

Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at Loop & Company

Scott Bateman

General Manager, Business Performance & Growth at Little Residential 

James Vandaloo

Financial Advisor at Lifewealth