Working with athletes

Their rights and needs

Their voice

The Athlete’s Committee is an initiative to provide a representative body and voice for athletes, whom are a crucial component of esports. It is an important step forward in the development of esports in Australia.

This committee will work with the AESA and other stakeholders to improve the governance, sustainability, inclusiveness, safe environment and fair play for all in the esports industry.

It is clear that athletes participating in esports face a number of challenges including the protection of rights, support networks, and receiving due recognition and respect from the broader community for their achievements. The committee will work with athletes to face these challenges in addition to a set of core goals that will further the development of esports in Australia.

Committee Goals

  • Create a forum for dialogue between athletes;
  • Form the framework of athlete’s rights and needs;
  • Player inclusiveness and diversity;
  • Athlete outreach and membership growth;
  • Recognition and respect for achievements and behaviour;
  • Encouraging role models and adherence to code of conduct;
  • Review governance and policy;
  • Recommendations to the AESA board, government and other key stakeholders


“A person who is proficient in esports, a player, participant or competitor in an esports event, league or production.”

Committee structure

The committee comprises of seven members elected annually. Each member is responsible for attending committee meetings to discuss the ongoing development of esports, athlete rights and welfare, national team selection, national team uniform, recognition and awards for role model players, and any other applicable matters.

The members must have been an active player for more than 1 year and of good repute, in good standing with the AESA.

Nominations for the 2018 Athlete’s Committee are open!

The Athlete’s committee for 2018 begins with Eileen Bell as the Chairperson and Gabe Najarro the 2017 Team Australia captain.

If you or someone you know is a suitable fit for the Athlete’s Committee, please fill out the nomination form. All nominations will be reviewed and posted for public vote by the 15th of April 2018. Voting will close on the 1st May 2018.

Nomination Form
About Committee

Athlete’s Committee Statutes

The current Athlete’s Committee Statutes document is Version 1.00 published February 26th 2018.

Click the pdf icon below to read the latest revision.

Committee Meetings

No Previous Meetings

Current Members

Eileen Bell

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Gabe Najarro
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