Our team

We’re proud of the team at Captivations who work hard to make it easy for you, our customers. Each of our team members have extensive experience in getting your custom apparel and customised products just right for your club, team or school.

Ben and Lou Beard

Ben and Lou are a husband and wife team who own and work in the Captivations’ business. This November will be the sixth year they have run and managed Captivations. In that time Ben and Lou have managed to grow the business to what it is now. The business has grown based on providing old-fashioned customer service values – make it easy for customers,deliver quality products at good value and make sure the customer gets the order on time.

Ben is the managing director and works closely with our biggest customers – ASICS and V8 Supercars while Lou manages all the finances. They are a team in all ways and work hard to make sure customers are well looked after.

Lou and Ben are active members of their kids’ primary school plus the junior sports clubs that they are involved in. Both are very excited about introducing new products they can offer existing and new customers. They are also passionate about expanding the business in Australia and in North America. Their many years’ experience in the industry ensures Captivations stays at the forefront of custom sportswear in Australia.

Lee Bodimeade

National Sales Manager

Lee brings to Captivations over 25 years experience in the sporting industry. As an Olympic Silver Medallist from Barcelona in 1992 and representing Australia in field hockey for over eight years, Lee has worked in the sports apparel industry for over 10 years

Lee joins Captivations after returning from an eight-year stint in the USA where he was the Head Coach of the USA Women’s Olympic Field Hockey Team and led them to the Beijing and London Olympic games. While in this role, Lee worked very closely with team sponsor ASICS America in developing the on and off field apparel range for the women’s team sports.

Away from the work place, Lee enjoys following his two sons to all their rugby, hockey, cricket and swimming events. If there is any time left over , a good round of golf is a high priority on the list.

Sam Woo

Teamwear Manager – Schoolwear, sportswear and motorsports apparel

Sam looks after our school enquiries as his number one priority but does have a passion for unique graphic design that carries over to netball, cricket and all football codes, as well as custom motorsport apparel.

He’s been in the industry for 25 years and has extensive knowledge of garment fit and pattern making and also fabric construction and performance.

Meeting your important deadline is everything to him so contact Sam directly if you need friendly advice in the following areas:

  • School uniforms and team sportswear, Australia wide
  • Motorsports crew apparel and merchandise, Australia wide
  • Cricket uniforms and club custom apparel, , Australia wide
  • All football codes on field and club wear, , Australia wide
  • Netball uniforms and accessories in Queensland, Western Australia, NT and Tasmania

Away from the workplace you’ll find Sam on the water somewhere in his boat chasing that elusive big one – Sam’s a sports fishing tragic and can often be seen casting invisible lures around the office and watching the weekend weather forecast.

Angela Phillips

Teamwear Manager – Corporate, selected sports apparel and dancewear

Aussies can claim Crowded House and the first country to invent Pavlova, but this All Black supporting Marmite Kiwi knows the truth.

Prior to entering the sublimation/clothing industry five years ago, Angela was in the Airline industry field for 12 years undertaking various positions such as the New Zealand Account Executive for Emirate Airlines, Korean Air and others.

Angela has a keen eye for detail and understanding her clients’ needs in the following areas:

  • Corporate custom apparel, Australia wide
  • Athletics, Cycling, Darts, Hockey, Rowing and Triathlon custom sportswear
  • Netball in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

When Angela is not at Captivations, looking after her clients at Captivatons, she can be found horse riding or restoring and cruising around (when she’s going…) in Miss Marmalade, her ‘76 Kombi van, with Reece & the dog.

MaryJo Wood

Administration Manager

MaryJo ‘MJ’ Wood hails from the US, and grew up watching Michael Jordan play for the Chicago Bulls when they achieved their three-peat. Before coming to Captivations, she studied photography and worked in the promotional industry for three years.

MJ has survived some of the most hectic work environments, and likes to make sure no detail gets left behind. In previous jobs, she’s enjoyed helping customers put their designs onto clothing, bags and other products. Naturally, her industry experience and knowledge fits right in with the Captivations philosophy of providing great service and quality products  to our customers.

Outside of work, she likes to go barefoot running, and playing music on piano and viola. While she remains a very keen Chicago Bulls fan, we’ll make her a true Aussie yet – even now she prefers watching a game of rugby over American Football. Next on the list, Aussie Rules!

MJ looks after accounts and administration to make sure all orders are sorted and on the way. She’s excited about being a part of the Captivations team who she loves working with. At Captivations, we’re all passionate about sport and helping clubs, schools, businesses and organisations get their quality custom apparel and products on time.

We welcome MJ to the team.


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Contact Captivations from anywhere in Australia – free call 1300 734 708 or email Captivations today.