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; 4 in a state team and 6 with the club. 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.
2021 will be my 14th year here at Plympton Halifax all of which I have demonstrated for various teams after completing my Class Assistant and Cadet Course. I received my Level 1 coaching in 2015 which has led to me coaching non-competitive & competitive Tinies, as well as Sub juniors.
2020 saw a successful year for my Sub Junior Team in our clubs first year in the Champ Division. I am excited to be coaching the this team again in 2021 as well as starting my journey with the PHCC Juniors alongside Casey whom I have competed with for many years.
I cannot wait to see what 2021 brings and what our club can achieve!
Tinies Navy 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. 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!
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, which I still love doing today!
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 prevously 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. The Juniors have competed in Ballarat 3 times & in 2006 they won the aggregate & all items. In 2015 & '18 the team won the Reserve Aggregate.
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.
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 Gold & White Co-Coach & Junior 3 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. I look forward to co-coaching the Sub-Junior Gold and Junior Team 2 in 2021.
Intermediate 1, Tinies White & Masters 1 Coach
I started calisthenics with Plympton Halifax as a Tinie 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.
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.
Senior & Tinkerbells Coach
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. I was awarded 20 years membership in 2015.
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, & achieved my Level One Coaches badge in 2008. In my coaching journey, I have coached Sub-Juniors, Juniors & Senior teams.
I love our Club & the coaches I get to work with. Each lesson I learn something new & accomplish something different either as a competitor or coach. I have learnt many life skills & have made life-long friendships that I know I will cherish forever.