MUNDY, Stephanie

2022 Young Alumna of the YearSteph Mundy


Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Masters of Strength and Conditioning

Graduation year

2018 and 2019

In a short time, Stephanie ‘Steph’ Mundy has impacted the sports performance industry at local, state, national and international levels as a strength and conditioning coach and advocate for women in sports. Graduating from Federation University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018, Steph then completed a Masters of Strength and Conditioning in 2019.

Steph has worked with athletes to achieve their performance goals at the West Vic Academy; the Ballarat Sovereigns Netball Team; the Maribyrnong Sports Academy, Liberty University, USA, and Australia Rules Football Club, the Western Jets women’s team in the Victorian U/18 Premier League. In 2021 she was appointed Physical Performance Coach at the Richmond Tigers AFLW team, where she could apply her skills at a more elite national level of sport.

In 2022 Steph began as the Physical Preparation Coach Athletics and Individual Sports at the Victorian Institute of Sport where she optimises the performance of athletes at an international level as they prepare for World Championships, Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Steph has had a tremendous impact on sport in her local region and in 2020 was named City of Ballarat Active Women and Girl’s Ambassador, one of a group appointed to encourage and support young women participating in activity and sport across the city.

Her volunteer roles include participation in the Women in Sport Network and as Advisor with Mentor Link. She has also held roles as Athletics Australia Kids Athletics Coach and National Junior Cross Country Team Coach. Steph has participated in the Sports Australia Womens Leader in Sports program; is an Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) PCAS Professional Level Coach as well as a Level 3 Athletics Coach.

Alongside her professional career, Steph is a keen middle-distance runner competing in 800 and 1500 metre events. She understands the importance of running across all sports and has a passion for teaching correct running mechanics with a focus on injury prevention, performance and efficiency.