Julie Lyons B.A. Leis Management (Griffith University 1994)

State Administrator

Julie joined DSRQ as Junior Sports Development Office in 2006 and became State Administrator in 2007.  She completed Bachelor of Arts in Leisure Management majoring in Adaptive Recreation, Community Arts and Tourism from Griffith University in 1995. Julie developed several resources e.g. Auslan in Sports DVD, Deaf Sports Awareness Training and implemented the inclusive practices for state sporting levels and coaches. She advocates for equal participation of deaf athletes in sport. She advises affiliated deaf sport clubs and sporting organisations for better understanding of deaf sport. Julie has played several sports in the past and she has represented Queensland and Australia in Deaf Netball.

Laurence Hough

Finance Officer

Laurence is contracted as Finance Officer once a week. Laurence completed Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) from Queensland University of Technology. He has extensive experience in club governance, management and financial management. He has assisted many organisations in developing constitution, incorporation issues and advised on running committee. Laurence has represented Queensland in Deaf cricket and was captain for Brisbane Deaf Cricket Club for several years. Currently, at the age of 60, he still plays with Mater Hill Cricket Club.

Nikolas Schlie

Junior Sports Development Officer Employed since 2014

Nikolas have been in the coaching and administration sector for over 25 years and having been involved with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. He holds FFA/ASIA Coaching Licence. Nikolas has played for the Deaf Australia National Team in Football (Soccer) since he was 17 years old. Nikolas represented Australia in the Asia Pacific Deaf Games, the Deaflympics and World Deaf Football Championships. Nikolas is passionate about passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and youth. He strives to encourage them to the best in sports at all levels.