Senior High Performance Coordinator – Queensland Academy of Sport
Elite sport and its athletes are not work but a way of life for Lawrie Fabian.
From sport management to analysing trends in athlete development, Lawrie has worked closely with Olympians, Paralympians, AFL players and been a pioneer in player development for more than two decades.
Most recently, Lawrie is applying this knowledge and experience to talent transfer – sifting through potential, applying rigorous science and shaping the next generation of elite athletes.
After a career in education, Lawrie moved full time into his first love _ sport _ in 1995, joining the Queensland Academy of Sport as Manager of the Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program.
From here was headhunted by AFL club Carlton.
He took on the role of Player Development Manager for the Carlton Football Club, under the direction of then Head Coach, David Parkin. This role was the first of its kind in the professional sports arena and soon adopted by other AFL clubs.
From 2003 to 2006 he took on the role as High Performance Coordinator for Diving Australia for their Melbourne 2006 and Beijing 2008 development squads.
In 2006 he returned to Queensland in the role of Manager, Personal Development Program at the Queensland Academy of Sport.
He is currently Senior High Performance Coordinator of the Prospecting for Gold (P4G) Talent Identification/Transfer Program, a Sessional Teacher at Griffith University and a member of the Sport Scholarship Selection Committees for University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Diploma of Teaching (TCAE, 1975)
Bachelor of Education (Sydney University, 1985)
Masters Sport Business (Victoria University, 2001)
Graduate Certificate Elite Athlete Career and Education Management (Australian Institute of Sport, 1999)