Its finally here! The 2018 GACT Professional Development Congress and Information Booklet has been released.

The information booklet contains the program, presenter information, workshop descriptions and costings. The accompanying registration form outlines the sessions and the payment option for you to book into the workshops.

For 2018, the Professional Development Congress will run over two days from the 3-4 February and includes a variety of workshops with the focus not only for gymsports and coaches, but encompassing club adminstration as well as inclusion sessions.

For 2018 we have Bernie Spedding from Engadine Gymnastics Club in NSW as our National Presenter. Bernie has been involved in gymnastics from 12 years old and after leaving school she stopped training at the gym but returned to Engadine as a coach in the early 80s. Bernie is passionate about gymnastics across a broad range of ages and activities, including Team Gym – especially its inclusivity and flexibility.

Many of our other PD Congress presenters are  from our local ACT clubs - a wealth of knowledge and experience from our very own community! See the information booklet for more information on all the workshops on offer.

Please note that the closing date for early registrations is Monday 22nd January, with a late fee to apply after that date.

GACT looks forward to seeing you all the the Professional Development Congress in 2018!

GACT PD Congress Registration

 

National Presenter – Bernie Spedding 

Bernie Spedding has been involved in gymnastics from 12 years old. She began gymnastics at Engadine Gymnastics Club and after she left school, Bernie stopped training at the gym but returned to Engadine as a coach in the early 80s.

She is passionate about gymnastics across a broad range of ages and activities, including Team Gym – especially its inclusivity and flexibility.

  • Notable achievements from her long association with gymnastics
    Gymnastics  Coach & WG Judge 30+ Years  / MG Judge  / Team Gym Judge
  • Currently Head Coach at Engadine Gymnastics Club (30+ years)                                                                                                                     
  •  Programs currently coaching  - Kindergym, Rec gym, WG, MG, Team Gym, Move for Life and Schools
  • Nominated Gymnastics NSW GfA Coach of the Year 2012
  • Awarded Gymnastics Australia – Volunteer of the Year  GfA 2015-2016
  • Awarded GNSW GfA Coach of the Year 2016
  • Currently GNSW GfA SMC - Team Gym Co-Ordinator.                                                                                                                                  
  • Currently GfA National Commission – Programs 13+   - Team Gym Initiative                                                                                                          
  • Competed in Team Gym Nationals-2016 (at National Clubs) – Team received GOLD.                                                                        
  • Presents Team Gym workshops across Australia

Bernie was also recently honoured as Heathcote electorate’s (NSW) Woman of the Year. For many decades Bernie has dedicated her life to the teaching, performance and administration of gymnastics and we are looking forward to have her with us to share her passion for gymnastics!