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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.