Junior 1 Coach
Sub-Junior Gold Coach
I began Calisthenics at the age of 6 at Plympton Methodist All Saints & continued competing at the same Club through its name changes to Plympton & Plympton Halifax for the next 21 years!
I began coaching in 1990. When Plympton & Halifax amalgamated I coached the Seniors, Intermediates & Junior teams. I have previously been an Assistant Coach of the Senior National Team & Coach of an Intermediate State team. In 1998 I moved to Yorketown & started up my own Club. The Club grew quickly in numbers & I was coaching Tinies, Sub-Juniors, Juniors & Intermediates. I was awarded an SA Great Award for Services to Sport.
In 2006 we moved back to Adelaide & I began coaching Juniors at Plympton Halifax. I have coached the Juniors ever since. This will be the fifth year in a row that the Juniors have competed in the CASA Championship Division.
Calisthenics has provided me with many great life skills, many friendships & memories & I am still as passionate about my teams & Plympton Halifax as the day I started.
Intermediate 2 Co-Coach
Masters 2 Coach
I started calisthenics at Plympton Halifax at 3 years old and I am still here more than 20 years later!
Throughout my years with the Club I have been lucky enough to be coached by some fantastic women, won several aggregates with my teammates and received many awards, including the Club Girl award in 2018. I have been a state competitor on four occasions, competing both in Ballarat and Darwin, and had the opportunity to volunteer as a demonstrator.
I began my coaching journey due to my desire to further involve myself and share my passion for the sport with the next generation. After a few years as an assistant coach, I began coaching Sub Juniors and Juniors in 2019. In 2020, I joined the Intermediate and Masters coaching teams. I take particular joy in seeing the positive effect calisthenics has on my pupils’ confidence across all age groups.
Sub-Junior Navy Coach
I started Calisthenics aged 5 at Largs North Calisthenics Club. In 2008 I made the move to Plympton Halifax. The Club welcomed me with open arms and I have loved every moment since.
I have been fortunate enough to compete/coach at the RSS Ballarat Competition 9 times. Excitingly in 2019 our Sub Juniors become the highest scoring Division 2 team in the whole of the RSS Competition. This is definitely a highlight of my coaching career.
2022 will be my 15th year here at Plympton Halifax. I received my Level 1 coaching in 2015 and since I have coached non-competitive & competitive Tinies, Sub-Juniors and Juniors.
I am excited to again be coaching the Sub-Junior Navy team and I cannot wait to see what 2022 brings and what our Club can achieve!
After competing for 8 years as an elite-level rhythmic gymnast, I made the transition over to calisthenics as an intermediate in 2013. Admittedly, I wasn’t too sure about calisthenics to begin with but now, you’ll never get me to leave!
In 2021, I assisted Hayley Edwards with the Intermediates which really ignited a passion to coach a team of my own. I am super excited to have the opportunity to take on my first ever team of Tinies (Tinkerbells) in 2022 alongside Meg Allison. I also have the pleasure of assisting Hayley with the Intermediates again in 2022.
I have competed in the CASA Solo and Graceful competitions every year since 2015, and was actually lucky enough to receive an Equal 4th in the 2021 Senior Championship Solo Competition. I look forward to being able to coach solo’s of my own under the guidance of all the incredible coaches I’m surrounded by.
I am beyond excited to enter the world of coaching and can’t wait to see what this year brings!
Tinies White Coach
Intermediate Team 1 Coach
Masters Team 1 Coach
I started calisthenics with Plympton as a Tiny in 1989 at the age of 4. As a youngster I was a very enthusiastic participant, often driving my mum crazy with impromptu performances. Throughout my years with the Club I have been fortunate enough to achieve many awards, compete at the state level and volunteer as a demonstrator.
My desire to become a coach came from my passion for the sport. I began my coaching career as a Tinies coach in 2003 and have since coached across all age groups. This club and all my coaches have taught me so many things that have helped me in other areas of my life, such as co-ordination, discipline, and confidence.
In 2021 I was honoured to have the Best Club Girl award named after me.
I have made lifelong friends at Plympton Halifax and I can only hope that as a coach I am able to pass on some of the lessons and experiences that have given me so much joy over the years.
I started calisthenics as a Sub-Junior at 6 years old at Plympton-Halifax Calisthenics Club. In my years at this Club, I have achieved 1st Place prizes in my age group, High Achievement Awards, as well as the Best Club Girl Award.
As well as competing in the Plympton Halifax Seniors team at both Ballarat & Glen Waverley, I have competed for both a State Championship team in Ballarat & National Teams in 2003 & 2014. I have also enjoyed competing in Graceful Girls, Solos & Duos.
While competing I also demonstrated & assisted for the younger age groups as a cadet coach, and achieved my Level One Coaches badge in 2008. In my coaching journey, I have coached Tinkerbells, Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors.
I love our Club & the coaches I get to work with. Each lesson I learn something new and accomplish something different either as a competitor or coach. I have learnt many life skills and have made life-long friendships that I know I will cherish forever.
Sub-Junior White Coach
Junior 2 Co-Coach
After watching my older sister do calisthenics, I had to join the next year. I started at PHCC at the age of 2 and have loved it ever since. In 2014 I received my Life membership and in 2019 received my 20th year of consecutive service, as well as the Club Girl award for 2019.
Throughout my calisthenics years I have been coached by many of these wonderful coaches and competed alongside them in teams. I have also been lucky enough to represent the State and our club, competing in Ballarat and Darwin. I have made lifelong memories and friendships.
I started demonstrating in 2016 for the competitive and non-competitive Tinies teams. In 2019 and 2020 I also assisted with our Sub-Junior teams. I have loved helping each team and assisting the girls to learn and develop their skills. In 2022 I look forward to coaching the Sub-Junior White team and co-coaching the Junior 2 team with my sister Amelia.
Tinies Navy Coach
Intermediate Team 2 Co-Coach
I began calisthenics at the age of 3 at Vermont Calisthenics Club. Over the years I was lucky to be coached by many amazing women, including Josie Kerr, Hayley Edwards & Courtney Hill.
My favourite aspects of calisthenics have always been competing as a team (especially with my sisters) and the close friendships within our club community. It is because of my love of performing and my love for my teammates that I am still competing over 20 years after my first calisthenics lesson.
I have been the Tinies Navy coach since 2016 and have also coached Sub Junior teams and taught solos, duos and gracefuls during that time. In 2022, as well as coaching the Tinies Navy team I am looking forward to co-coaching the Intermediate Team 2 with my sister Casey and the Tinkerbells with Erin.
My aim as a coach is to foster a supportive environment where girls can improve, develop confidence in their abilities, work as a team and (most importantly) have fun!
Tinies Gold Coach
Junior 2 Co-Coach
I started Calisthenics at Plympton Halifax at 3, dragged along by my mother who had previously competed for both Plympton & Halifax. I fell in love with Calisthenics right from the start & I have been fortunate enough to compete in Mt Gambier & Ballarat, each time creating life long memories.
My desire to become a Coach developed from my commitment to the sport as well as the Club. In 2013 I received my life membership & in 2018, my 20 years award. I have also received many Coaches Awards & was honoured to receive the Club Girl award in 2014 & 2016.
Being a very shy child, I decided to start demonstrating for the Tinies team to help build my confidence. I ended up loving it so much that I demonstrated every Saturday morning for nine years before beginning coaching my own Tinies team in 2016. In 2022 I am looking forward to again coaching Tinies, Sparkles and Junior 2 with my sister Jaclyn.
Junior 3 Coach
My calisthenics journey brought me to Plympton Halifax when my younger sister Victoria joined the Intermediate team in 2019.
During the past few years I have been a huge supporter of the Club, going to many competitions and concerts. I am fortunate to have been offered a coaching roll in 2022 in the Junior section. The Club has welcomed me with open arms and warm hearts and I can’t wait to work with this calisthenics family.
I have been involved in calisthenics my whole life. My mum did calisthenics when she was younger, along with all my sisters being part of the sport, currently or in the past - it’s a real family affair. My coaching began in 2010 and during this time I have coached at many different levels and different abilities including teams, graceful girls and solos. I have been an assistant and head coach of the SA Development Team and am very much looking forward to coaching the SA Junior Development Team in 2022.
I have joined the PHCC Masters team which is a new and exciting experience for me. I am looking forward to learning the routines and being part of this awesome group of ladies.
I’m so excited to be part of PHCC and I can’t wait to grown and learn from everyone.