Simone started gymnastics in primary school at her local Police Citizens Youth Club , she continued and competed in gymnastics during her high school junior years. Like many kids Simone was involved in a multitude of sports including physical culture, competitive state swimming, Brownie guides through to becoming an adult leader gaining her BP emblem, Patrol camp permit, and adult awards leadership 1 and 2. As an adult Simone competed in Morega and BJP Physical Culture before moving to Adelaide. Once in Adelaide Simone became an Austswim Teacher and also gained her Gymnastic Australia Cheerleading qualification, so it was off to teach swimming in the mornings and Coach Cheerleading in the afternoons. Cheerleading, Tumbling and choreography of routines have taken over her life for the past 8 years with her cheerleading teams competing at both State and National Competitions. during this time Simone has increased her coaching levels in both Cheer and tumbling gaining both IASF and GA accreditations. Simone has always been involved in sport and has recently gone back to physical culture and now plays golf croquet for her own enjoyment.
Eliza Rogers (coach, manager & marketing coordinator) Eliza is a National Cheerleader and has been competing for 8 years. Eliza is a 3 x National Champion and a 2 x National Grand Champion. Along with her National titles, she has won countless State Champion and Grand Champion titles. Eliza has completed a bachelors degree of Business Marketing at the University of South Australia, and is apart of our social media and marketing team. Eliza is the manager of Wilderness School and St Andrews Primary School, running and instructing their Gymnastic and Parkour programs.
Charlotte has been involved in gymnastics since the age of 7. She is currently training and competing as a national level 8 gymnast. In 2018 she was fortunate enough to represent the state in Queensland. This is her first experience in coaching and hopes to complete her beginners coaching course in the near future. Besides gymnastics, Charlotte loves to travel. As part of her schools year 10 program she travelled to Cambodia in August 2018. Through this she completed a CERT III in community service while also gaining experience working with children. Gymnastics has and continues to be an important part of Charlotte’s life. She has developed a great love for the sport and hopes to help other children find the same love and enjoyment.
Marisa is highly experienced in the gymnastics sphere. She is a true advocate for the sport as she considers gymnastics to assist in the development of foundational life attributes such as mental strength, discipline and perseverance. While gymnastics lays at the core of her passions, Marisa has explored related sports such as acrobatic dance, circus skills and parkour. She is extremely approachable, friendly and kind. Her life motto has always been, ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone,’ so she encourages anyone and everyone to give the sport a go!
Olivia fell in love with gymnastics at the age of 3 in KinderGym and has participated in the sport ever since. Although she no longer competes, Olivia still enjoys training skills “just for fun” a couple of times a week. Olivia began coaching 9 years ago (OR at the age of 14) and now holds Gymnastics Australia accreditations in KinderGym, Gym for All, and Women’s Gymnastics. She is also an accredited judge. Outside of gymnastics, Olivia is completing a PhD/Master of Psychology (Organisation & Human Factors) at the University of Adelaide. Olivia looks forward to meeting you and sharing her love of gymnastics with your child.
Maddy has been apart of the gymnastics community since age 3 and was involved in competition for 12 years. At a young age trampolining became her preferred sport and was very successful, winning 2 gold medals for Australia at the Indo pacific championships in South Africa. She is now retired and coaching the younger age groups and absolutely loves working with them. She is hoping in the future to become a paediatric nurse because of how much she loves spending time with and working with kids.
Claire is an Australian Trampolinist training to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. She has represented Australia at over 15 Federal International Gymnastics (FIG) events and is the current Australian Senior Trampoline Champion. Claire has been in gymnastics all her life. Starting at the raw age of 3 with 22Too co-founder Glenda, Claire trained as an artistic gymnast until 8, moved to elite diving before finding her heart in trampolining. Claire loves the gymnastics world; she is so passionate and enthusiastic about gymnastics and the joy it brings. “Gymnastics is so beneficial for kids: it’s fun and exciting, fosters friendships, builds life skills including balance, coordination, strength, motor skills and so much more.” Claire is qualified as an Advanced Trampoline coach who coaches regularly and judges at state competitions. She has experience working with children and people with a disability, and has knowledge and understanding of child development from both a coaching and physiotherapy perspective. She holds DCSI, working with children, working with vulnerable people, First Aid, and more. Outside of the gymnastics world, Claire is currently studying Physiotherapy in her 4th year. She also works as an assistant at Flinders Medical Centre, coach at Blackwood Gymnastics and with the Australian Olympic Committee as an inspirational speaker in the Olympic Unleashed Program.
Alex is a passionate and well rounded dancer and circus coach and performer, comfortable on stage and in the class room Alex is enthusiastic about combining her love of dance with her other passion, circus. Born in Adelaide, Alex has trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, circus and aerial apparatus for 20 years and after finishing high school, which included SACE Dance at Gravity Studios, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance Dance) at the Adelaide College of the Arts. Alex has performed interstate and overseas in Singapore, San Deigo and Edinburgh, Scotland as well as being a part of the Phillip Glass Trilogy with the State Opera choreographed by Leigh Warren. Locally she has performed in the Adelaide Fringe 2010 to 2018 and in the beginning of 2015 choreographed a piece as a part of the Adelaide College of the Arts' Rip Drag Ruminate premiering as a choreographer in the Adelaide Fringe. Upon graduating Alex has developed three self devised shows in the 2016 and 2017 Adelaide Fringe. She has trained overseas to perform a season at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and toured around the UK and Europe with a duo circus show accompanied with her acrobatic partner. Upon returning to Australia Alex travelled to the Perth WORLD FRINGE and then the Adelaide Fringe 2018 with new collaborative work, Hand in Hand, which achieved thrilling results including 2 five star reviews. Alex had obtained accreditations via Gymnastics Australia; KinderGym and Gym for All, Circus Training Australia; ground and aerial based training and Acrobatic Arts, Canada. Enthusiastic about providing a safe and fun environment for students Alex has her senior first aid, current police clearance and response to abuse and neglect training and teaches at many locations around Adelaide.
Shaylee has had a love for and participated in competitive gymnastics since she was 8 years of age. She currently trains and competes as a national level 7 gymnast in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) competitions. Shaylee started coaching at the age of 14 and has experience in coaching both recreational and competitive gymnastics. Shaylee enjoys promoting a team atmosphere and the opportunity to encourage individual improvement for young gymnasts. Aside from gymnastics, Shaylee participates in athletics, soccer and tennis. Shaylee is an accredited beginner coach and is working towards attaining her intermediate coaching accreditation for WAG. She also holds a first aid qualification and has a current DCSI clearance.
Gymnastics has been, and continues to be, an important and rewarding part of Tamsin’s life. Tamsin started gymnastics at age four, and has been involved in the sport ever since. She has been a competitive gymnast since 2013, and is currently training and competing as a national level 7 gymnast. Tamsin began coaching at age 14, and now has 7 years of experience coaching recreational gymnastics for children between the ages of 4 and 14. Outside of the gym, Tamsin is in her third year of studies towards a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology at Flinders University. This has allowed her to gain additional experience in working with young children and knowledge about child development. Tamsin also loves music. She plays the guitar, sings and when she was younger trained as a figure skater for seven years in the ‘learn-to-skate’ program. Qualifications: Women's Gymnastics Intermediate Coach, DCSI clearance, RAN training and First Aid.
Suzie has always had a love of gymnastics competing from an early age before transitioning to coaching where she worked for 10 years coaching general gymnastics. She has recently returned to coaching after working in health and starting her family. She has her kinderGym accreditation, DCSI clearance and basic life support.
Mia is very passionate about gym sports, which she has been involved in since the age of 10. She began doing gymnastics before transitioning in 2015 to training and competing within the Blackwood Recreation Centre’s trampolining program. She continues to train 4 hours a week. Mia began her coaching journey at age 15 after she had worked towards achieving her Gymnastics Australia Beginner Accreditation. For 2 years she has coached tumbling and trampolining to athletes aged 6 to 14, recently succeeding in her goal to attain a trampoline specific Intermediate Accreditation.
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