Amelia Delaine

Tinkerbells, Sparkles Co-Coach and Tinies Gold Coach

 I started Calisthenics at Plympton Halifax at the age of three, dragged along by my mother who had previously competed for both Plympton and Halifax when she was younger. I fell in love with Calisthenics right from the start and still remember my very first `fancy item`, "Truly Scrumptious" taught by Miss Josie. Throughout my many years at the Club I have been fortunate enough to participate in a Junior State Team as well as many Club trips to Mt Gambier and Ballarat, each time creating unforgettable friends and life long memories.

My desire to become a Coach developed from my commitment to the sport as well as Plympton Halifax as a Club. I also have a great passion for working with children

In 2013 I received my life membership with the Club - 15 years of competing at the Club. I have also received many Coaches Awards and the Club Girl award in 2014 and 2016. I was very honoured to receive this award. 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.

Outside of calisthenics I am a very active person playing tennis and netball. Although I am a very busy person I always have time for calisthenics!

Pip Canty

Sparkles Co-Coach

At the age of 5, I began calisthenics at Plympton Halifax as a very quiet child who loved performing. 15 years later, and I am still competing at that same club with the same passion for performing and calisthenics.


During these past 15 years, I have been lucky enough to have been coached by some wonderfully talented women, received many awards, and won several aggregates with my team mates. I was able to compete in Ballarat twice as a junior where my team won every item in 2008. I have also competed and placed in solo, duo, and graceful competitions which have allowed me to improve as a competitor. Over the years, I have been privileged enough to compete in older age groups, as well as my own. I am currently a part of the senior team and love coming to lesson each week!


In 2017, I completed my Cadet Course and began demonstrating for Miss Hayley’s sub-junior team. In 2018, I assisted in coaching the sub-junior 3 team, as well as the sparkles team, and I received my Level 1 Coaching Accreditation. This year, I am excited to be working alongside Miss Amelia to teach the sparkles and tinies teams, as well as assist Miss Casey with the Junior 2 team.


Outside of calisthenics, I am in my third year of studying paramedic science at university. I also work as a first aid officer and a rowing coach.


I am so grateful for the skills that calisthenics has provided me with and the amazing friendships I have made. I hope to share my love for the sport with each girl I coach and assist them in developing lifelong skills.

Casey Allison

Sub Junior White Co-Coach & Junior 2 Coach

I started calisthenics at Plympton Halifax at 3 years old and have just celebrated my 20th year at the club. Throughout my years with the Club I have been lucky enough to have been coached by some fantastic women, received many awards, and won several aggregates with my team mates.  I have been a state competitor on four occasions, competing both in Ballarat and Darwin, and had the opportunity to volunteer as a demonstrator and worked up in to older teams.


I began my coaching journey from the desire to further involve myself and share my passion for the sport with the next generation. I began as an assistant for the sub-junior teams and in 2018 I assisted with Sub Junior 1, 2 & 3, as well as the Junior 2 team. During this, I also proudly achieved my Level 1 coaching accreditation under the tutelage of Miss Caitlin and Miss Courtney.


Outside of calisthenics; I play softball, do competitive all-star cheer and study a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) at University.


This year, I have been given the fantastic opportunity to coach teams on my own;  co-coaching Sub-Junior 3 with my sister Miss Meg and coaching Junior 2 with the assistance of Miss Pip. I am very excited for the year to come and can’t wait to see what we can achieve.

Meg Allison

Tinies Navy Coach & Sub-Junior White Co-Coach

I started calisthenics when I was three and a half years old with Vermont Calisthenics Club. In my first year as a Sub-Junior I joined Plympton Halifax when they amalgamated with Vermont. I was fortunate to be coached by many excellent coaches, including Laurel Hawke, Cate Bell, Josie Kerr, Leah Nankervis, Hayley Edwards and Courtney Marshall.

In addition to Club, I participated in two state teams, first as a Junior and then as an Intermediate. I enjoyed broadening my calisthenics horizons and the opportunity to improve with the extra practices. Over the years, I have particularly liked doing clubs and rods routines, and my favourite part about calisthenics is competing as a team, especially with my two younger sisters who both also still compete in the Seniors team with me.

While competing as an Intermediate I first started demonstrating in the Junior age group, then demonstrated for the Sub-Junior team for a few years and became qualified as a cadet coach. During my final school years and first few years of uni I stopped demonstrating, before returning to demonstrate for Sub-Junior Navy with Courtney Marshall in 2014 and Hayley Edwards in 2015 and 2016.

I am looking forward to continuing to coaching the Tinies & Sub-Junior teams and continuing to work one on one with girls teaching solos, duos and graceful girls.

Hayley Edwards

Sub-Junior Gold, Intermediate and Masters Coach

I started calisthenics with Plympton Halifax as a Tiny in 1989 at the age of 4. As I grew older I moved through the different age groups learning new skills every week.As a youngster I was a very enthusiastic participant of the sport often driving my mum crazy with impromptu performances to showcase my talents.


Throughout my many years with the Club I have been fortunate enough to achieve many awards, have been a state competitor both solo and as part of a team and have had the opportunity to participate as a demonstrator and worked up in some of the older age groups.


My desire to become Coach came from my passion for the sport. On the road to becoming a Level One Coach I completed a course as a Cadet Coach at 15 which enabled me to work alongside the Coaches while they instructed and choreographed their students and I was even given the chance to add my own choreography. In my first year as a Coach in 2003 I coached the Tinies section. I then moved on to the Sub-Junior section all the while helping out in the Intermediate section and competing as a Senior myself. My first year as the official coach of the Intermediate section the girls took home the 1st place trophy.


Calisthenics as a pupil and as a coach has been a very rewarding sport. I am so grateful to my mum for putting me into this sport as a child, and even more grateful that it was Plympton Halifax. This club and all my coaches have taught me so many things that have helped me in other areas of my life. Things such as co-ordination, discipline, deportment, creativity, confidence and patience.


Outside of calisthenics I participate in other sports like netball, softball and baseball, and in each of these, in some way or another, I use the skills that callisthenics has taught me. I have also made some lifelong friends along the way 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.

Caitlin Carroll

Sub-Junior Navy Coach

I started Calisthenics aged 5 at Largs North Calisthenics Club. I was lucky enough to compete in 4 State Teams in the Championship Division at Royal South Street. 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 made lifelong friends and had opportunities that I am so grateful for. While at Plympton I have been to Ballarat on 5 occasions. I was a part of the 2008 Junior team which won the CASA State Championships and Division 3 at Ballarat placing 1st in all items taught by Miss Lisa and Miss Josie. 18 years since my journey begun and I am still competing in our Senior team along with competing in gracefuls, solos and duos.

2019 will be my 12th year here at Plympton Halifax all of which I have demonstrated for various teams after completing my Class Assistant and Cadet Course. I receive my Level 1 coaching badge in 2015 which led to me coaching the non-competitive Sparkles team. Recently I have been involved in multiple Tinies and Sub Junior Teams all of which I have had a fabulous time with. In 2019 I am excited to be coaching the Sub Junior Navy Team while also being involved with the SA Sub Junior National Team for the 3rd consecutive year as an Assistant Coach.

I cannot wait to see what 2019 brings and what our club can achieve!​

Lisa Beecken

Coach Coordinator & Junior 1 Coach

I began Calisthenics at the age of 6 at Plympton Methodist All Saints with my Coach being Diane Winterling. I continued competing at the same Club through its name changes to Plympton and Plympton Halifax for the next 21 years! I was a member of four State Teams - Intermediate A Grade and 3 Senior A Grade Teams. My coaching aspirations began whilst demonstrating for State Teams for Bev Bahr.

In 1990 I began coaching the Sub-Junior 2 Team at Plympton. The following year I began coaching at Vermont where I coached the Tinies and Sub-Juniors for the next 6 years.

When Plympton and Halifax amalgamated I coached the Seniors, Intermediates and Junior teams until I moved 7 years later. In 1995 I was the Assistant Coach of the Senior National Team and in 1996 I coached my own State Team, Intermediate A Grade, gaining second place in Ballarat. I coached the Seniors at Hackham in A Grade for 2 years.

In 1998 I moved to Yorketown and a few years later started up my own Club. This was a challenging and rewarding experience. Very few knew what calisthenics was! The Club grew quickly in numbers and I was coaching Tinies, Sub-Juniors, Juniors and Intermediates. The Sub-Juniors quickly moved through the Divisions winning the Aggregate each year. I was awarded an SA Great Award for Services to Sport.

In 2006 we moved back to Adelaide and I began coaching back at Plympton Halifax. In 2006 I coached the Tinies and Junior 2team. Since 2007 I have coached the Juniors for all but one year - in 2011 there was no Junior team and I coached Intermediate 2. The Plympton Halifax Juniors have competed in Ballarat 3 times and in 2006 they won the aggregate and won all items. In 2015 the team won the Reserve Aggregate.

I am married to Daniel who has always been a great support. We have three children, Charlotte (who is a member of the Senior Team), MacKenzie and Cooper.

I was very fortunate in my participant days to have excellent Coaches who have greatly influenced my Coaching. Now I have much pleasure in seeing the girls I have coached become Coaches themselves.


Calisthenics has provided me with many great life skills, many friendships and many memories and I hope there are many more to come!Although I have been coaching for many years I am still as passionate about my teams and Plympton Halifax as the day I started.

Courtney Hill

Senior Coach

I started calisthenics as a Sub-Junior when I was 6 years of age at Plympton-Halifax Calisthenic Club. In that time, I was privileged enough to work up in the older age groups as well as my own, and am currently still at the same 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 and Glen Waverley Competitions in Victoria, I also competed at Ballarat in the Junior Championship Team of 2000, as well as the Intermediate National Team in Perth in 2003 and the Senior National Team in Melbourne 2014 where we were the national champions. I have competed in Graceful Girl competitions from a Junior to a Senior Level. I have also enjoyed competing in Solos, as well as having some fun with friends in the Duo competitions.

While competing I also demonstrated and assisted for the younger age groups as a cadet coach, and eventually achieved my Level One Coaches badge in 2008. In my coaching journey, I have coached both the Sub-Juniors and Senior teams. This year I will be coaching our future stars in the Junior section and will again be working closely with my Solo and Graceful competitors.

I love our Club and the coaches I get to work with. Each lesson I learn something new, and accomplish something different whether it be as a competitor or as a coach. I have learnt many life skills from calisthenics that will assist me in my future life, and have made life-long friendships that I know I will cherish forever.

Josie Kerr

Coach Mentor

I began coaching at Valley View with my Auntie Bev Bahr. In 1986 I took over Plympton Calisthenics Club and began teaching the whole Club. Prior to the amalgamation of Plympton and Halifax I also coached at Halifax, Seacliff and Brighton. In 2006 I was fortunate to coach the Sub-Junior Championship team and over the years assisted Bev Bahr with many of her State teams. Much of my coaching has been influenced by two special people who have guided me along the way, Bev Bahr and Karen Hicks.

It has been a rewarding experience to see the girls I coached now become our talented and creative coaches at Plympton Halifax.

Calisthenics has provided me with many wonderful experiences and memories and I look forward to many more as I continue to coach and hope my daughter Zoe (currently in the Tinies) enjoys calisthenics as much as I do!!

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