Gladstone Gymnastics Club goes to great lengths to recruit the right people in each position to ensure we continue to offer a high standard of gymnastics to our community.
All of our Coaches are fully accredited and are State and National qualified and accredited in the disciplines they teach (or are working towards gaining accreditation). Some of our coaches also hold tertiary qualifications in either teaching or human movement. Accreditation procedures also require that coaches hold a current Senior First Aid certificate or equivalent and Positive Notice Blue Card (Working with Children Card).
It is a requirement of employment with Gladstone Gymnastics that coaches participate in regular in-house training sessions as well as attend workshops and courses throughout the year. Many of our younger coaches possess high levels of up-to-date technical expertise in gymnastics as a result of many recent years of intensive training as competitors.
Our Business Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth and efficient daily operations, involving administrative, reception, accounts and payroll tasks. Shana was a competitive gymnast in WAG and Acrobatics from age 7-18 years and represented our Club at State and National Championships several times. She has recently returned to gymnastics as a member of our Masters team. Shana is passionate about gymnastics and all the wonderful benefits it has for people of all ages and is proud to once again be a part of our great Club.
Tamzyn is our new office receptionist and she is completing a traineeship in Business Administration. Tamzyn completed high school in 2022 and wants to pursue a career in administration and tourism. Tamzyn enjoys playing soccer and has a black belt in karate. You will find Tamzyn at the front desk with a bright smile, ready to help you find the right class for your child.
technical manager / MAG coordinator
Rodrigo is an ex-gymnast who graduated with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy. He has over 18 years experience in coaching Men’s and Women’s gymnastics, working with children of young ages through to senior competitive athletes. Rodrigo is also a FIG International judge of Men’s Gymnastics and was a part of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Rodrigo is not only our MAG Head Coach, but also our Technical Manager responsible for the education and development of our coaches.
WAG Coordinator & Judge
Rosie joined our club on 2022 from Canberra and is our WAG Head Coach. She has 18 years of experience in gymnastics, beginning as a gymnast herself growing up in Melbourne. When old enough, she was invited to begin training towards becoming a coach and has never looked back. She is now an Advanced WAG coach and Intermediate judge, with 13 years of competitive and recreational coaching experience, with 6 of those years at a top club in Canberra. You will find her in the gym coaching our WAG Teams, Kindergym classes, Fitter For Life classes, School Programs, and Recreational classes.
Omer did gymnastics from when she was very little, with her mother being an acrobatics coach (Omer’s family own a gymnastic, judo & Karate club back in Israel). At the age of 8 she went into the competitive club “Maccabi Dan” in Tel Aviv and later moved to “Begin Holon” with the Acro National team of Israel.
Omer has her Advanced silver (FIG 2) coaching accreditation for Acrobatics, Intermediate coaching accreditation for WAG, and Intermediate Judging accreditation for Acrobatics. She was also the head coach for the Queensland Acrobatics team in 2022 at Nationals!
Omer has coached in Australia since 2018 and in Israel beforehand. Her greatest achievement in gymnastics was achieving 1st place at Israeli State Championships in 2011, which is equivalent to 12-18 world levels. Omer served in the IDF (Army) for 3.5 years as an infantry commander. She loves coaching Acro, seeing the children work as a team and enjoy each other’s company.
Kristen has the passion for gymnastics in the GFA (Gym for All) space, teaching the importance of gymnastics to children of all ages. Kristen specialises in the Kindergym (under 5) discipline where you will always see her big smile and joyful personality interacting with the children to develop physical and cognitive skills through play. Kristen loves seeing the children developing and achieving their goals. Kristen also coaches the girls step 3 groups and our tumbling classes.
The Steps Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordination of our recreational classes, called our Steps program, as well as mentoring and developing our junior coaches. Brynn is an ex-gymnast, who competed at state and national Acrobatics Championships throughout her career. Brynn’s qualifications include Intermediate Acro and WAG coach, and she is working towards her Advanced accreditation. Brynn has also recently commenced university study for a degree in Occupational Therapy. Brynn’s passion, energy and seemingly limitless patience encourage her gymnasts to be the best that they can be.
Anna turetschek (“Mrs t”)
fitter for life Coordinator / Masters Coordinator
Anna has been involved with the Club right from the beginning. She built the Club from 12 gymnasts in 1977 and helped in every aspect in different capacities until today. She is an Advanced silver coach in WAG, Advanced coach in MAG and Advanced coach in Kindergym. Previously also Advanced WAG judge and Intermediate MAG Judge. After Judging at National level for over 33 years, as well as presenting various coaching and Judging courses throughout QLD she decided to slow down and concentrate on different aspects of the sport like coaching the more mature participants as are the “Fitter for Life (our Gentle Gym) classes, preparing mature athletes for Masters Games and competitions, mentoring young budding coaches and overseeing the whole running of our events as a Floor manager.
WAG Coach & Judge
Chloe has been part of Gladstone Gymnastics since she was 2 years old doing Kinder Gym. She became our WAG Level 10 gymnast in 2018 and represented Queensland as ACRO Gymnast in Level 6 and also in the 11-16 International category. Chloe began coaching at 14 years old and is now an Advanced WAG coach and judge. You can now see her coaching our WAG Teams, Kindergym classes and Steps classes.
mAG Coach & Judge / ninja coordinator
Cameron recently joined us from Sydney, where he has been coaching for 2 years. Cameron is a retired level 10 gymnast and coaches in our MAG performance teams under the leadership of Coach Rodrigo, as well as our Steps classes and school programs. Cameron is also the coordinator for our Ninja Freestyle program.
WAG performance Coach
Silke Hetherington has been involved in the Gladstone Gymnastics Club since its humble beginnings. She was a WAG and Rhythmic gymnast. She represented QLD on two occasions for Rhythmic Gymnastics and medalled in both Adelaide and Perth. Silke has been coaching with the club since she was 14 years of age and has also coached in Rockhampton and briefly overseas. She is an accredited WAG Advanced Silver Coach and Advanced Judge. She has served as club President on the GGC committee from 2010 to 2017 and Vice President in 2018. She is passionate about the Gladstone Gymnastics Club and regional gymnastics in QLD. She is a life member of the Gladstone Gymnastics Club.
Acro Coach & Judge
Letitia coaches in our Acro discipline after being a successful Acro gymnast herself. Letitia is an Advanced Acro Coach and Judge and enjoys the challenge of coaching new skills to our team and then providing specialised judging feedback when they are refining their routines. Letitia has been coaching the Acro team for many years now and has great satisfaction in seeing many of our gymnast progress through the levels from beginner all the way up to the advanced and international streams.
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