Support at WVSC

At WVSC we are fortunate to have support for our community with our Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) and our Sports Chaplain.

Julia Bridgewater MPIO

My name is Julia Bridgewater and I am the MPIO for WVSC.  Supporting community organisations is important to me and, as a lawyer, I can contribute some problem solving skills to help members and committees get the most out of their time in the sport.

What is an MPIO?

Member Protection Information Officers are people trained to be the first point of contact in sporting organisations for any person considering making a complaint under the Member Protection Policy.

Your MPIO is the link between you as a member or committee and the complaints officer or organization that can resolve your issue.

The MPIO provides confidential, impartial and timely information and support.

The type of information we can provide is about complaint resolution options available to address your concern.

The MPIO does not advocate or take a side but can help to communicate complaints to the right place and provide support.

Julia may be contacted by email at

Peter Prior Sports Chaplain

Born in Sydney but a Canberran for over 20 years, I have been a chaplain in various sports communities since 2004. For almost 10 years I have been part of Woden Valley’s football community, mostly as a parent and more recently playing some games as well.

Like any place where people come together and share life, WVSC experiences our share of ups and downs. I want to be available to journey with people through the good and the bad times, providing a listening ear and offering support and care where I can.

I am an accredited member of Sports Chaplaincy Australia – a network of chaplains who serve voluntarily without bias or discrimination in various levels of sport across the country. I am always happy for a chat. Please say ‘hi’ if you see me around the fields on a Saturday morning or one of the other evenings I’m out at Mawson’s training fields. I can also be contacted on 0403 649 265 or via