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coaches

Meet our team of highly skilled, dedicated and passionate coaches.  All of our coaches are all nationally recognised with the Australian Institute of sport, having undertaken rigorous study and assessment to receive their Level One Accreditation.  

Bilee

development coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

I started in Rutherglen in 1994 but took some time off to study so it's been about 26 years

When did you start coaching?

In 2012 - as soon as I finished uni!  I've regularly coached multiple teams, and kick-started Twin CIty Calisthenics in 2017.

What is your favourite item to teach?

March, because it combines maths and music and the patterns you can make are endless

 

What is your favourite item to perform?

Either Aesthetics or Revue - I'm a performer at heart and love any opportunity to interact with the audience

 

What do you do outside calisthenics?

I'm a Transport Engineer, a great cook, and I love going to the gym

Biggest Flex?

I've done headstands all across the world from cliffs in Iceland to 5,000m above sea level in Peru.

 

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

Working with and supporting all our amazing coaches to have the best year ever at Twin City Calisthenics.  

Gemma

tinies coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

This is my 15th year

When did you start coaching?

I have been assisting since 2013 and completed my Recreational Accreditation in 2017.  I am now undertaking my Level 1 Accreditation.

What is your favourite item to teach?

My favourite item to coach is Freearm because you get to think outside the box and be creative!

What is your favourite item to perform?

I love all items but my favourites are Aesthetics, Rods and Freearm.  They are all quite different but each present their own challenges which I love!

What do you do outside calisthenics?

I work a few different jobs within the sports industry while I study a Bachelor of Business majoring in Sports Management.  Outside of all that I love being active, spending time with my family, watching movies and going to the footy!

Biggest Flex?

After my first class of calisthenics I went home and told my mum that I was going to do this sport forever and it's the only sport I do!

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

I'm so excited to coach the Tinies team and watch them grow throughout the year both individually and as a team, but I'm also excited to get my Level One Accreditation!

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Bec

subbies & inters coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

Eighteen years.  I started in Wodonga and took a few years off to study.

When did you start coaching?

I started assisting in 2012 and became an Accredited Level 1 Coach in 2019.

What is your favourite item to teach?

Any of the Fancy items.  I love items where the rules are relaxed and performers are allowed to have a fun while telling a story

What is your favourite item to perform?

Aesthetics..  I love the expression and gracefulness that is required in aesthetics and the change to tell a story 

What do you do outside calisthenics?

I'm a Project Engineer at Nordcon Land, but also love being outdoors in my spare time or trying out new restaurants. 

 

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

Working with both the Subbies and Inters teams to grow confidence, learn new skills and foster new friendships along the way.

Sarah

Juniors coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

I started in Rutherglen in 1996 and haven't stopped, so 27 years in total

When did you start coaching?

In 2007 - as soon as I turned 18. I have taught all age groups, Tinies right through to Masters at both regional and metro clubs

What is your favourite item to teach?

Clubs and rods because it’s unique to calisthenics and I love that about it.

 

What is your favourite item to perform?

Aesthetic because who doesn’t love dressing up and feeling elegant and graceful

What do you do outside calisthenics?

I work as a Orthodontic Treatment coordinator at Award Orthodontics. I also love spending time with my husband and three daughters and taking the caravan to places none of us have been before.

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

Continuing to develop the skill, passion, strength and flexibility in the juniors. The improvement that happens and friendships that occur in this age group is amazing to watch and a privilege to help foster.

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Lucinda

juniorS ASST. COACH

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

This is my fifteenth year

When did you start coaching?

I have been assisting competitive teams since 2017 and recreational for a few years before that.  This will be my first year coaching as i complete my Level 1 Accreditation!

What is your favourite item to teach?

My favourite item would probably be Rythmics. I love teaching the small details and how to be aware of your own body positioning and poise.

What is your favourite item to perform?

Definitely Clubs.  I think Clubs is one of the items that makes Calisthenics so different to other forms of dance and it's one of the items you begin to appreciate the complexity of as you get older.  

What do you do outside calisthenics?

Not much really! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and spend a lot of time walking or at the gym. 

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

Completing my Level 1 Accreditation and developing as a couch alongside Sarah in the Juniors.

Jacci

seniors coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

I started in Bundoora in 1989 and haven't ever stopped.  I'll let you do the maths!

When did you start coaching?

I started assisting in the 90's but didn't begin my official coaching career until 2019, when I received my Level 1 Accreditation.

What is your favourite item to teach?

I honestly love them all, I can’t pick!

 

What is your favourite item to perform?

Same as above. When I was younger I would have said Freearm but now that I’m older it hurts a little.

What do you do outside of calisthenics?

I'm a mortgage broker but I also run a cottage Airbnb. I love exploring the Alpine Region and camping with my family in our van

Biggest Flex?

I danced in the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006. 

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

Working with one of the biggest Seniors teams we've had in a long time, and sharing my experience with team.

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Jordan

MASTERS coach

 

How long have you done calisthenics? 

Twenty years! I started in 2004 when we moved to the area and haven't stopped.

When did you start coaching?

In 2018 as a recreational coach.  I gained my Level 1 Accreditation in 2021

What is your favourite item to teach?

Any of the Fancy items.  It lets me have some fun and explore the characters my students are able to create

What is your favourite item to perform?

Rods or Dance Arrangement.  I love the precision work of rods but like to relax and have some fun on stage in Dance.

What do you do outside calisthenics?

I'm a Team Leader at a local childcare centre but am just about to start a Bachelor of Nursing

Biggest Flex?

I've been at Wodonga/Twin City Calisthenics for every single one of my twenty years

What are you looking forward to most in 2023?

I can't wait to see our Mighty Masters team grow and assist them to perform confidently on any stage

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tcc student
leadership program

Twin City Calisthenics offers students the opportunity to participate in our Student Leadership Program.

 

Students aged fourteen and over who have gained the relevant Pupil Skills certificates are eligible to apply for this program each year.  Successful applicants are assigned to a coach and a team and play an important role at both class and competitions.  Assistants undertake a variety of tasks including technique correction, assisting with warm up and cool down, providing support and encouragement, organising social activities and much more.  

TCC's Student Leadership Program was developed to provide aspiring young coaches the opportunity to work closely with Accredited Coaches and prepare them for the Level One Course.  It promotes the development of strong leadership skills as well as technical expertise.

If you would like more information about this fantastic program please chat to one of our committee members.  

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