Meet The Team

Sam Fenton


Sam has been involved with sport in Gippsland for close to 20 years. In that time he has been committed and in charge of many Strength and Conditioning/ Performance programs.

Through his prior experience, he has developed structured and detailed programs that address those problems around lack of services surrounding pursuing High-Performance.

Sam qualifications are:
▶ Master of High Performance Sport
▶ ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
▶ Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAAK)
▶ Studying PhD (Biomechanics and Aquatics)

Stuart Goddard

Director and High Performance Manager

Stu first completed a Bachelor of Sport Management at Federation University, which immediately led to a four year career at AFL Gippsland as a League Operations Coordinator before joining the team at Control High Performance. He has also just completed his Master of High Performance Sport at ACU which has further developed his knowledge of athlete development and high-performance practice. He now trains some of our highest-level athletes across a range of sports.

Stu has spread his personal time across a number of sports, now focusing his time on football, where he spent 12 years at Traralgon FNC before recently moving to Traralgon Tyers United FNC to take on a playing-assistant coach role. Stu’s time both as a participant and a coordinator of community sport has given him a unique understanding of what is required from an athletic development point of view, to ensure our athletes at any level, can enjoy a successful sporting career.

Stu’s qualifications are :
▶ Master of High Performance Sport 2021 – 2023
▶ Bachelor of Sport Management 2014-2017
▶ ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jordan McMillan

Director of Allied Health

Jordan completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. Jordan moved back to the Valley in 2019 where he started working with LCHS and CHP as an Exercise Physiologist, all while he continued his studies completing a Grad Cert in High Performance Sport and a Master of Business Administration. A hard working individual who is passionate about growing High Performance Sport in Gippsland, he has been developing his role within the business, becoming Director our Allied health brand Control High Performance Health. Jordan specialises in injury prevention and rehabilitation along with exercise for chronic diseases, which include Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes and Cancer. You will find Jordan in the gym most nights after work perfecting his craft and trialing new exercises, exercise programs and training modalities. He has also played football and cricket over many years building his interest in injury management through his own challenges of overcoming major injuries including a ruptured ACL and shoulder reconstructions, to name a few. This has given Jordan a unique understanding of working through rehabilitation from and athlete and practitioners point of view.

Jordan’s qualifications are :
▶ Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
▶ Master of Business Administration
▶ Graduate Certificate of High Performance Sport
▶ Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
▶ ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Thomas Northe


Thomas completed a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria Univeristy in 2023. Thomas has had a large variety of experience with clinical placement in areas such as chronic diseases, sports specific injuries and rehab as well as workplace related injuries varying from ergonomic issues as well as laborious tasks. This clinical experience has been achieved in many different locations spanning from metropolitan areas to rural Victoria allowing for a diverse range of clientele.

Having grown up in Traralgon, Thomas has a significant understanding of sports injuries, everyday complaints and the important role Osteopaths have in not only assisting the patient with their goals but also injury prevention. Thomas has a a background in a wide variety in sports such as football (AFL), cricket, basketball, golf and running which has allowed him to achieve a better understanding of what is required to not only get back to sport but perform at a higher level.

Thomas is passionate about helping others which will include a variety of high performance athletes to also any chronic diseases or just everyday complaints. Thomas has developed a holistic approach to treatment which not only includes the physical aspect of the patient but takes into account the mental, emotional and social aspect which has a profound impact on the outcome of an injury or complaint. Thomas is a hard worker who is determined to further develop and strengthen his knowledge and experience in these areas to further enhance patient outcomes for people in Gippsland.

Thomas’ qualifications are :
▶ Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)
▶ Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy)
▶ Cert III in Sport & Recreation

Ben Cheetham

High-Performance Coach

Ben completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Strength and Conditioning & Exercise Physiology at Deakin University in 2021. Ben then moved back to Traralgon where he began studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Federation University in Churchill in 2022.

Through his studies Ben has had the opportunity to work as a high-performance coach for the Mazenod Football Club in the VAFA, as well as work with RISE High Performance where he worked predominately with junior netball athletes.

Ben has plenty of sporting experience himself most recently playing football and golf, with previous experiences in tennis and soccer as a junior. It was through playing sports and sustaining injuries of his own that Ben developed a passion for rehab and strength and conditioning. His experience as an athlete allows for an understanding of an athletes point of view as well as an allied health professionals.

Ben’s qualifications are:
▶ Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 2019-2021
▶ Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2022-Present
▶ ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Elise Demczuk

High-Performance Coach

Elise completed a Diploma of Health Sciences in 2020, to then go on and complete her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2022 at Deakin University. Starting at CHP during one of two placements for her degree then starting work at the end of 2022 once gaining her Level 1 in S&C, all whilst also completing a Cert llll in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) at the same time.

Elise is passionate about growing her career within the Allied Health and High Performance Sport within Gippsland with the desire to further grow as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and later an Allied Health Professional. Elise specialises in athlete development, fitness testing and 1:1 coaching for all sports. You will find Elise around the gym trialling her programs or around the basketball community coaching in her spare time.

Elise’s qualifications are:
▶ Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
▶ Diploma of Health Sciences
▶ Cert llll in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
▶ ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kody Tibballs

High-Performance Coach

Kody completed his level 1 accreditation with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association in December of 2023. Since then Kody has developed his coaching craft both privately with clients on the gym floor, as well as out with our numerous sporting programs, conducting testing and high performance sessions.

Kody has a high level sporting background, particularly in the basketball world. He is currently an integral part of the Gippsland United Mens Program having been a finalist for the youth player of the year award in the most recent division one Big V season. Kody’s passion for high performance is driven by his own pursuit for high performance on the basketball court, having been a product of our high performance programs for the last 5 years, overcoming numerous injury set backs along the way. Kody plans to continue his education in the high performance sport/sport science field in the coming years.

Kody’s qualifications are:
▶ ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach