MEET THE ORGANISERS
The Aussie Aths Fans Supporters’ Tour is an initiative of Jump Media & Marketing’s David and Samantha Culbert and was successfully launched with a 67 person tour to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in 2015. The London 2017 Tour will be delivered in partnership with Mummu Sport and Athletics Australia.
David Culbert is a sports business strategist in his full time role with Jump Media, working across multiple major international and domestic sporting events and projects.
His passion is athletics, and he has been involved in the sport at all levels since first lacing up the runners as a six-year-old at the local club.
As a long jumper David reached Olympic and World Championship finals and twice won Commonwealth Games silver medals. Following an international career that lasted ten years, David concluded his Bachelor of Business in Sports Management before establishing Athletics Australia’s media and marketing operation in 1994. He is a member of Athletics International, life member of Athletics Australia and has previously served as an AA selector, along with an eight year term on the IAAF Press Commission and further eight years term on the IAAF Television Commission as the Oceania representative.
As a broadcaster he has worked at multiple Olympic and world championships events, commentating athletics as well as a host of other summer and winter Olympic sports from the best seat in the stadium. He loves nothing more than to sit in the stands with his young family and enjoy world class athletics action as a passionate fan of field and track.
Samantha Culbert has had a long involvement in the sport of athletics, as a ‘clubbie’ through to various roles at all levels from grass roots to elite.
She has worked across development, media, marketing, competitions and high performance at state and national level within athletics, and been a board director at Athletics NSW. She was the deputy competition manager of athletics at both the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and has worked at multiple world championship and international events in athletics and other sports including cycling and gymnastics.
She maintains an active involvement in grass roots athletics as an age group manager at little aths with her children, and enjoys sporadic attempts at pounding the pavement.
Jump has partnered with Mummu Sport to manage all travel and logistical arrangements for the Aussie Aths Fans Supporters’ Tour. Mummu Sport has a diverse and market leading set of expertise in sports related travel and logistics.
Mummu are an official partner of the A.S.O. – right holders to some of the biggest cycling races in Europe, including the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Paris Roubaix.
Mummu have successfully managed the travel requirements of the UCI, Richmond World Championships 2015, Tour of Beijing from 2010-2013 as well as successfully managing the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.
Phil Skerman has a wealth of experience in both sports and leisure travel, having spent the past 5 years in the travel industry based in London and now Melbourne.
He is passionate about history, tourism and local culture. He started his career in business before moving to London and working as a European tour guide. Guiding large groups on vacations throughout central, western and eastern Europe.
He has a great passion and enthusiasm for travelling, and sports. He now heads up the Mummu Travel business, designing and operating cycling tours to the major bike races throughout the world including the Tour de France.
Aussie Aths Fans Supporters’ Tour is proudly endorsed and supported by Athletics Australia.
Athletics Australia is the national governing body for the sport of athletics in Australia, and is recognised as such by the IAAF, Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Paralympic Committee, Australian Commonwealth Games Association and the Australian Sports Commission. Athletics Australia’s vision is to create a vibrant and successful sport of athletics in Australia, and a key pillar of this is harnessing the community’s passion for athletics, including on the world stage. We are excited to have their support of the tour.
T: 03 8645 3749