2021 Gymnastics ACT Coach Congress



Gymnastics ACT is pleased to host the 2021 Coach Congress once again.

This year event will feature a blended learning style of both face-to-face training and online components.

Held over two days Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November, the Congress will feature 10 engaging and informative sessions for you to chose from.

To see the full schedule, click here.

Tickets for ACT registered clubs and coaches are free or $20 per session for non-members.

Purchase your tickets here

If you have any questions or issues purchasing tickets, please contact [email protected]

Presenters

Name Image Biography 
 Brooke Kneebush   Brooke’s industry experience is broad. She has recently stepped into the role of Gymnastics ACT and Tasmania CEO and has previously been employed by Gymnastics Australia, Gymnastics Victoria, personally owned a Gymnastics Club and managed committee of management run clubs. Brooke has been a gymnast, parent of gymnasts, coach, judge, and volunteer. She has been involved in both not-for-profit and private clubs and has experience in all 7 Gymnastics disciplines. 

Brooke’s passion is Gymnastics for All.  She is a member of an International Gymnastics Federation GfA Committee Special Project Team, has been a member of Gymnastics Australia’s GfA Technical Commission, Chair of Victoria’s GfA Advisory Group, was awarded National GfA Coach of the Year, in 2015 travelled as Team Manager with the 200 strong Australian World Gymnaestrada Team and escorted a combined team of gymnasts from Tonga and Fiji to World Gymnaestrada 2019.
KinderGym has always been a favourite GfA discipline of Brooke’s, and she continues to design programs and conduct KinderGym coach education training and courses to this day.
 
 Naomi Nye   Naomi has combined and evolved her 25+ years of experience and knowledge in gymnastics to develop programs that allow for inclusion and diversity across all gymsport programs in her club. 

With a determination to educate and encourage others to embrace the opportunity to provide the same opportunities in their gymnastics clubs, schools and early learning environments, Naomi is a keen educator from club level through to the university space. 

With experience providing programs and mentoring coaches within programs for people with diverse needs, Naomi is an advocate for gymnastics truly being a sport for ALL ages, stages, genders, cultures, religions and abilities. 
 
 Kaitlin Reedy    Kaitlin has worked in the gymnastics community for 10+ years. For the last five years, her involvement has been heavily surrounding Gymnastics For All, specifically Performance Gymnastics. Performance Gymnastics has provided an avenue for her to continue to be an active participant in the sport she has loved since she was a child and that has seen her travel as a participant and a coach to Interstate, National and International Performance events. Kaitline has also spent 10 months as a student at Ollerup in Denmark, where you live, eat and breathe Gymnastics for All in many forms.
 Tim Robertson   Residing on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Victoria, Tim runs Peninsula Gymnastics with his wife Bec. Peninsula Gymnastics specialises in fundamental movement programs and has a particular interest in FreeG with over 225 participants in this program. Tim's background in High Performance (FIG 3 Coach) has helped to develop a unique perspective on these less traditional programs. Tim is also a Gymnastics Victoria Board Member, and an education consultant to Gymnastics Australia
 Charlie Robbins    Charlie Robbins has consistently delivered exceptional results on Australian Ninja Warrior winning furthest fastest in 2019, runner up in 2020 and 2021. Charlie has been an athlete at Peninsula Gymnastics for nearly 20 years and has been coaching in the FreeG style programs for the past 6 years. A strong focus on athlete-centred coaching, Charlie's gentle coaching style suits perfectly the sentiments of FreeG being an expressive program without strict requirements or perfection.
 Rosie Iglewski    Rosie has been coaching at Woden Valley Gymnastics for 10+ years, first starting out in the lower levels of GFA and moving on to competitive GFA, Team gym and Performance. She has performed and competed at state, national, and international events numerous times and has participated in Team Gym at a State and National level. 

Rosie has seen the benefits that running a TeamGym program brings to both the club and the athletes and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with TeamGym with others. 
 
 Bec Robertson    With a professional career in gymnastics spanning 18 years, supplemented with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University and a participant in the sport for 10 years prior, Bec has experienced the sport at all levels. Bec has a vision to communicate gymnastics’ value to every person in the community. Movement, enjoyment, empowerment, and a drive for exceptional service steers the direction of development of her own business in the industry, Peninsula Gymnastics. 

Bec and her husband Tim purchased Peninsula Gymnastics 11 years ago and have developed it into a business that has been able to purchase and develop a commercial property. Offering a $1.5million custom-built facility to the local community and delivering contemporary educational gymnastics to over 900 members per week. Now employing over 25 staff, 7 of which are full time staff members, Bec and Tim are proud to be able to provide professional opportunities for driven individuals within the sport they have so much passion for. 
 
 Abiah Bull    Abiah competed in open levels in WAG until 2014 and began Performance Gymnastics and TeamGym in 2016. She has been coaching since 2014 and has recently completed her Advanced WAG coaching qualification. She is also a WAG Intermediate judge, and a TeamGym judge and presenter. 

Abiah thoroughly enjoys being involved in the sport as a coach as well as an athlete and has had the opportunity to travel to Norway and Austria with Woden Valley Gymnastics Club’s Performance Team. She loves playing the piano, watching musicals, and challenging herself to try new circus things like trapeze, unicycling, slack line, juggling and acrobatic.
 
 Caedyn Hardy    Caedyn is the Technical Director and Program Manager of GFA at Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club. He has been coaching Freestyle Gymnastics (FreeG) for 7-8 years now and has been heavily involved in the development of this sport in NSW, Australia and other Oceania regions recently. FreeG has been a massive passion project of Caedyn’s as it has brought significant success for his club and is looking forward to seeing the sport grow across the country in the coming years.  
 Sue Westaway   Sue is currently an Advanced KinderGym coach with 34 years’ experience, a member of the Victorian State Presenting Team, Member of the Kindergym National Review board, and currently present Kindergym courses throughout Australia and Oceania.

Sue is also the KinderGym Coordinator at Moving Monkeys, a purpose build KinderGym facility in Melbourne. The club was established in 2018, won the Best New Club award in 2019 and currently has more than 250 registered KinderGym members.