Jay Ellis – Lead – High Performance Programs

Jay has previously worked with Western Sydney Wanderers FC and FFA as a Performance Analyst. Currently, Jay is a High-Performance consultant and lecturer at ACPE. Since joining ACPE, he has been leading the way in new ideas for incorporating high performance within the sporting and education realms. His concepts and content place a huge emphasis on the communicational approach between coach and athlete. Jay has overseen many undergrad and postgrad students transition into performance positions within several professional sports during his tenure. Jay is responsible for the development and implementation of a highly skilled team to deliver industry standard ACPE School’s Programs.

Teigan Saunders – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Teigan is currently completing her Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise) where she obtains a natural curiosity for understanding how the human body works and helps to assist athletes improve their overall performance through exercise. Teigan is a qualified strength and conditioning coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and has an extensive understanding of sport through her playing experiences. She is an outstanding individual whose attention to detail sets her apart from the rest. Teigan is responsible for the development and implementation of specific S&C workshops across multiple programs (Factors Affecting Performance, Training Principles, Sports Medicine and Dance).

Meet the ACPE Schools Program Team

Kate Arthur – Lead - Dance School Programs 

Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Education and has never looked back in making Dance a focus for her career. From early on, Kate was a passionate performer and choreographer.
During her studies at ACPE Kate initiated the ACPE Dance Company and was an assistant to the artistic director.

In 2007 Kate completed her degree at The Australian College of Physical Education and was offered a full-time permanent position after completing her fourth practicum at Rouse Hill Anglican College. Here she taught from 2008 – 2016 where her role was Dance coordinator K – 12, and 7 – 12 Dance and PDHPE Secondary Teacher. 


In 2017 Kate introduced the Dance Education Program to ACPE and is excited to continue in the role of Director of the Dance Schools Program and is looking forward to working with students who share a common interest in dance and dance education.

Diego Sanchez – Lead - Health Science Programs

Diego has several years working in the health science department at ACPE and also has a background in Education. Diego’s expertise in both sectors helps leads the way in new ideas for communicating difficult subject matter into a knowledgeable understanding in students of all levels, maximising what the benefits from this program. Diego has designed and implemented multiple robust health science programs that students are guaranteed to enjoy. He also has remarkable sporting achievements that contribute to how he approaches his work. Diego is a blackbelt in taekwondo, heavyweight gold medallist at the Australian university games, the Australian national taekwondo championships and has won multiple state championships.


Emily Carr – Health Science & Dance Coach

Emily is currently in her final semester of a Bachelor of Dance Education. Emily has a strong passion for teaching and has extensive knowledge of the PDHPE and Dance syllabuses. She has 5 years’ worth of experience teaching dance in NSW studios and has successfully gained teaching opportunities in schools whilst she completes her final months of university. Dedicated to becoming a valuable asset in the industry, Emily has shown a great deal of leadership within both the health science and dance sectors. She has a track record of initiative and reliability which makes her stand out from the others. Emily is responsible for the implementation and review of both the health science and dance school programs syllabus workshops.

Leon FitzGerald Oates – Head Analyst – Performance

Leon is a graduate of ACPE, holding a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration. After multiple years of coaching in football he began his journey into Tactical / Performance analysis. Leon has now gained experience in performance analysis with Western Sydney Wanderers FC, The Matilda’s and Sydney Olympic FC. During this time Leon has been able to successfully deliver analysis within multiple professional environments to the highest of standards. He has a passion for sport and a proven capability to evaluate and develop athlete’s performance in the high-performance environment. As Head Analyst – performance, Leon is responsible for the integration of elite industry practices within the Technical and tactical Analysis Programs.  

Liam Gerathy – Performance Analyst

Liam is currently in his second year of a Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Strength and Conditioning) degree. Liam has a driving passion towards all aspects of coaching and analysis. He has had experience as a tactical/performance analyst with Western Sydney Wanderers in the academy environment. Liam was selected as head analyst for an U15s touring squad to complete in a Japanese international tournament. An amazing opportunity that saw Liam work within a high-performance environment while still in his first year of ACPE.  Liam is hard working and has a fantastic attitude towards mentoring young students. Liam will contribute his international high-performance experiences to the technical and tactical analysis programs.

Liam Chauncy – Performance Analyst

Liam is completing his Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength and Conditioning). Liam currently works as an intern with Central Coast Mariners as a Performance analyst. This is a wonderful apprenticeship where Liam gets the “real world” experience while studying the content. He works with both the A-League and Academy to assist the coaching staff in getting the best out of each athlete. Liam’s role is to help implement a tactical and technical analysis workshop to provide students with an in-depth view of how analysis can help athletes improve on a day-to-day basis.