Coaches

We have a group of professionally trained and accredited coaches, each from a wide range of backgrounds. Our coaches are all qualified and experienced Gymnastics New Zealand registered coaches, and all give their time voluntarily:

College age students are able to join the Gymnastics New Zealand Junior Coach and Leadership Programme – XTND.

Support

We are fortunate to have coaches who have given up their time to attend Gymnastics New Zealand courses, but we always need more parents or interested people who would be willing to assist with coaching. Mentor support and ongoing training are provided throughout the year, so don’t let a lack of experience deter you – most of us have been in that situation once too!

Children of parents who assist at gym every week qualify for a reduction in fees. If you’re interested, please let us know during your enrolment.

OUR TEAM

Kay Brown

Janet Weber

Karen Fitzgerald

Nat Pearson

Kirsty Green

Tara Fitzgerald

Emily Matla

Molly Cutting

Olivia Houghton

Jen Smith

Annette Smith

Anna Cutting

Kiera Weber-Sparrow

Holly Wilkes

Deb Gray

Lily Gray

Adriana Wislang

Caitlin Guy

Molly Redmond

 

Janet Weber

Janet has been a qualified coach since 1999 and has volunteered with our Club for all of those years, whilst her children have all gone through the Club. Janet is also a life member of the Club. This year Janet leads the Hoppers session. Janet (Dr Janet Weber) is also a Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Nutrition at Massey University of Food Science and Technology.

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen has been coaching since 2005 and this year is assisting the intermediate TeamGym team. Karen is also a committee member, part of the coaching forum, a life member, the Club’s Administrator and a Gymnastics New Zealand National Presenter.

Kirsty Green

Kirsty has been a part of our Club for many years, initially as a gymnast in her younger days and now as an assistant coach. This year Kirsty is assisting with the Tumblers session.

Nat Pearson

Nat has been a part of our Club for a long time, initially as a gymnast and now as a qualified coach. This year Nat is co-leading the Twisters session.

Tara Fitzgerald

Tara qualified as a coach in 2012 and this year leads the Tumblers session and the Senior TeamGym team. Tara also co-leads the Twisters session and assists with the Junior TeamGym team. Tara is in her final year at Victoria University and one of the club’s Vice Presidents.

Molly Cutting

Molly completed her two year XTND training and has been a fully qualified coach since the beginning of 2017. Molly has done gymnastics since she was 4 years old. This year Molly is leading the Trampetes session and also leads the Junior TeamGym team. Molly is in Year 13 at Paraparaumu College.

Kay Brown 

Kay Brown is a founding member of the club and was one of the main players setting up the club in 1984. Kay has coached just about every week since then. Until recently Kay was the Wellington region CIT/XTND co-ordinator and a Gymnastics NZ national presenter. Kay is also our club patron, a committee member, part of the coaching forum, a life member and assists with sessions and mentors everyone. This year Kay is mentoring two sessions on Wednesdays.

 

Olivia Houghton

Olivia completed her two year XTND training and has been a fully qualified coach since the beginning of 2017. Olivia has done gymnastics since she was 4 years old. This year Olivia is assisting with the Hurdlers session and is also a Committee member.

 

 

 

 

Life Members

Kay Brown

Karen Backler

Mary Dinniss

Liz Monk

Yvonne Oliver

Janet Weber

Catherine Fleming

Karen Fitzgerald