“Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.”

Bruce Lee

Damian Hecker

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder

Damian’s laser focus on developing world class EdTech products has been built over a 20+ year career starting as a PE teacher in Country Victoria and evolving to coaching, education and leadership roles within the National sporting system in Australia, to now leading technology and learning for Playbk Sports clients.

His learning design expertise and academic rigour has enabled tens of thousands of learners to access content from professional and national organisations, including the NFL, Gold Coast Titans, Gold Coast SUNS, Essendon FC, Melbourne Vixens, AusCycling and Special Olympics Australia. Damian holds a Masters of Sports Coaching from the University of Queensland.

Damian resides on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, which is in regional Victoria. He spends his time keeping up with two young boys alongside his wife Julia.

Damian Hecker, Co-founder at Playbk Sports


Masters, Sports Coaching
The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Education
La Trobe University
Professional Certificate in Management
Melbourne Business School



Amazon Web Services (AWS) EdTech Start-up Accelerator 


Design & deployed 1,000+ hours of immersive online content 

Premiership Player at Newbridge Football Club

Learning Designer – VicHealth Sports Initiative of the Year 2021

Damian Hecker


Located in regional Victoria, Australia, Damian is the global engine room for Playbk Sports.

His proven elitism executing the end-to-end delivery of all aspects of online learning empowers fans to keep coming back.