2022

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GINNY G

Principal Coach

Sub Juniors Head Coach

“Calisthenics – the game of life.…” Ginny truly believes that everything that she values in life has been positively influenced by her lifelong love affair with this sport. For this reason she is very, very excited to be coaching our Sub Juniors in 2021.

 

Ginny is celebrating 45 years as a calisthenics performer this year. She has a healthy respect for looking after your body and enjoys teaching our students how to safely twist themselves in knots as well as the basics for the beginners! Her 35+ years of coaching have lead her on a journey of discovery to develop the potential in every student that comes through her class.

 

From the self-discipline required to improve flexibility, strength and performance, to the social skills needed to negotiate throughout their whole lives, Ginny continues to cherish the opportunity to positively influence these up and coming members of our society

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TAMEKA F

Red Tinies Head Coach

2022 marks the 12th year of Calisthenics for Tameka. She began her calisthenics journey as a sub junior at Heathergene and quickly after began assisting at the age of 10. Since then she has had the pleasure of assisting and coaching in all sections from Tinies to Seniors as well as successful solos and skills.

 

Tameka gained her Level 1 accreditation in 2020 and when not doing calisthenics she is studying to become a health and physical education teacher, working with children and spending time with her family.

 

Tameka is looking forward to joining Sterling in 2022, meeting the Red Tinies team and having a great year full of learning and fun!!

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KENDALL L

SIlver Tinies Head Coach

Kendall has been involved with calisthenics for 12 years and absolutely LOVES every aspect of it. She has made so many lifelong friendships through calisthenics, and has learned so much poise and gained incredible confidence. 

 

Kendall loves her Sterling family and will always volunteer her time to to help out with as much as possible - from fundraising, marketing, coaching or helping out with costumes and creative ideas for classes. She is also a member of the Sterling Seniors as has also competed in solos.
 

Kendall has been a class helper for over four years, and is incredibly excited to be head coach for Silver Tinies 2022. Through the mentoring from Sonia, Kendall hopes to pass on her love and passion for Calisthenics to the amazing children she will be teaching.

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SONIA C

SIlver Tinies Mentor Coach

Sonia has been performing for 38 yrs and a qualified Calisthenics Coach for 28 yrs. 

Beginning her love of Calisthenics at age 8 at Springvale North (recreational), she then began competing at Monash (Div 5), Emmanuel (Championship) – where she also assisted their Tinies and Juniors for 10 yrs and is now competing in Masters at Kingston. 

 

She has coached Tinies through to Masters in both competition (Div 3-10) and recreational teams during her 28 yrs. She has also enjoyed coaching children with disabilities, teaching Calisthenics in primary schools, teaching pupil skills and coaching both solo and duos.  

 

With an emphasis on detail and technique, Sonia loves to pass on her vast knowledge of Fitness, Latin/Ballroom, Jazz/Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical dance styles and of course her first love – Calisthenics. Helping every pupil learn, grow in confidence and become better performers is what she believes coaching is all about. 

 

She is excited to be joining the Sterling Coaching team in 2022 and is really looking forward to her mentoring role in Silver Tinies.

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EMMA W

Juniors Head Coach

Emma has been involved in Calisthenics for many, many years and has been a qualified coach for over 16 of those years, working with Tinies through to Masters, gaining many aggregate and reserve aggregate titles, most proudly, the RSSS title in 2001 and State Championships in 2006, 2015 and 2017. Her experience working with many successful coaches has provided Emma with an understanding of various coaching styles and techniques which she applies to her coaching. Emma has also coached successful solos and duos including a Junior National Duo team.

Outside of coaching, Emma has been involved in several committees including VCCA and CV State Team in 2017 and When not involved in Calisthenics, Emma enjoys spending time with her three children, living life on the Mornington Peninsula.

Emma is very excited to work with the Sterling Juniors in 2021 and hopes to offer support not only to the girls and the Club, but also to the parents and supporters to ensure a happy, fun and memorable season!

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RACHAEL M

Intermediates Head Coach

Rachael is celebrating her 15 years of calisthenics this year and has a passion to continue to achieve her goals for another 15 more! Rachael started her calisthenics journey as a last year junior and immediately fell in love with the family atmosphere that calisthenics provides. She immediately went on to pursue her goal to become a coach and has coached subbies, juniors, inters & master sections.

 

Rachael has been competing in solos & duos for the last 7 years and has a passion for supporting her army of soloists to ensure they are given opportunities to grow and develop.

 

Rachael has a strong eye and passion for deportment, precision, and the impact of a performance, she cannot wait to see what the 2021 inters can bring to the floor!

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LAUREN J

Seniors Head Coach

Lauren began her calisthenics career in 1988 as a member of the Berwick Calisthenics Club Tinies team. As a second year Junior, she moved to Leawarra Calisthenic Club and stayed right through to her final year of Intermediates. Re-joining the Seniors team at Berwick CC in 2001, Lauren found a penchant for choreography and completed her level 1 accreditation in 2004.

In 2005 Lauren took on a coaching role with both Intermediates and Sub Junior teams at Berwick, where she won the Vidler Family most successful item award for two sub junior items. After four years of coaching Intermediates, Lauren took some time away from calisthenics to travel – finding herself settling in Darwin and fell back into a coaching role in 2014 at Top End Calisthenics Club, returning to Victoria in 2016 and to Leawarra to coach their Inters and Seniors.

Lauren’s calisthenics highlight would have to be coaching the 2017 Inters team to 4 aggregates and one reserve aggregate - taking out CVI div 6 with a clean sweep of first places. 

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CANDY G

Masters - Diamonds Head Coach

Carolyn has been involved in Calisthenics since she was 3 years old and in 2017 celebrated her 50th year involvement in the sport! Over this time Carolyn has performed as high as Division 1 as well as teaching all sections from Tinies through to Masters, with her Sub-Juniors and Juniors competing at a Championship level.

Carolyn has coached many soloists over the years winning many awards and State Championships Titles. She considers her best achievement to be the winner of the Victorian 17 years and over Open Calisthenic Solo.

For many years Carolyn has coached skills from Test 1 to Grade 4 with many of her students receiving Honors and Honors with Distinction.

Carolyn retired from team coaching in 2008 but returned refreshed and full of excitement in 2015 to coach the Sterling Diamonds Masters team. After a sucessful few years with the Diamonds team, Carolyn is looking forward to another fun and exciting year with them in 2022.

OUR LEVEL 1 ASSISTANTS
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YVETTE A

Intermediates

JAYDE L

Sub Juniors

& Seniors

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REBECCA S

Seniors

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CATHERINE M

Masters

OUR CADETS & CLASS HELPERS
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HANNAH H
SHANNON M
BEC T
NADIA H
MONI I
KIRA S
ISABELLE C

Red Tinies

Red Tinies

Red Tinies &

Intermediates

Red Tinies

Silver Tinies &
Sub Juniors

Silver Tinies &
Sub Juniors

Silver Tinies

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CHLOE T
CARINA R
JORDYN C
ANGELA D
TAYLA M
ALECIA G
EMMA R

Sub Juniors

Sub Juniors

Sub Juniors

Sub Juniors

Juniors

Juniors

Juniors

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PRIYA F

Intermediates

Our Coaches are fully qualified with Level 1 VCCA Accreditation, hold Level 1 First Aid Certificates and current Working with Children checks.

 

They are required to continually update their skills (including first aid) through various requirements set by the Victorian Calisthenics Coaches Association (VCCA).