Manager – Lesley Gilbey:
Lesley has had over 25 years experience as a gymnastics coach. Lesley holds accreditations in Acrobatics, Men’s Gymnastics, Kindergym, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Sports, General Gymnastics, and is an accredited Assessor & Presenter with Gymnastics NSW. Lesley is registered with Sporting Schools as a Coach.
As well as being a Judge for Gymnastics, Lesley is also an MPIO officer and is a member on the NSW Gym for All SMC. In 2014 she was recognised by the Central Coast Sports Federation for Outstanding Service to Central Coast sport.
Although Lesley doesn’t spend much time coaching face to face these days, she does spend a lot of her time lecturing and presenting courses and assessing to help others on their coaching journeys.
Head Artistic and IL Coach – Cody Moore:
Cody has had 30 years of gymnastics experience. He started training in the United States at 4 years of age and has never left the sport. Along the way, Cody was a 3 time US Champion and member of the US Senior National Team. Cody was coached by such greats as Valeri Lukin
During his years as an elite gymnast, Cody also competed in many international competitions including the World Championships, where the team received a silver medal. He was also an apparatus champion at the World University Games and the Pan-American Games.
He first started coaching at 15 years of age and was able to learn from 2 different US Olympic Team coaches (Barry Weiner and Terry Gray). From his broad personal experiences Cody has developed a sound professional coaching style that allows individual gymnasts to reach their full potential.
He has had numerous successful athletes in the US, including the level 10 US Junior All Around Champion, level 10 US Uneven Bars champion, and level 9 & 10 US Floor Champions.
Cody and his wife Sara, now live in Australia with their young son Rylan. Cody has taken a coaching position here at Gosford Gymnastics and is currently coaching Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Cody introduced an International Gymnastics program here at Gosford which is flourishing. He now trains gymnasts in IL2 right through to Junior International. He is excited to bring his coaching style to Australia and help build a strong program with the girls at Gosford Gymnastics.
Specialist Artistic Coach – Rebecca Stoyel:
Rebecca has amazing qualifications as an Artistic Women’s coach. She represented Australia at both World and Commonwealth Games. Rebecca was a member of the Australian team from 1991 to 1996 and competed in many national and international competitions. Competing in the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Rebecca won Gold on the Women’s Uneven Bars and scored Silver for all around with her team receiving a Bronze medal.
Rebecca has been coaching gymnastics for ten years with three of them at the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). Rebecca has coached both International and National gymnasts and in recent years coached and performed in Japan. Rebecca is coaching along side Cody with our IL gymnasts; she specialises in Beam and Floor work. We are very pleased to have Rebecca as one of our fantastic coaches.
Head Rhythmic Coach – Laura Gillingham:
Dance Teacher – Melinda Goodwin:
Melinda is a classical dance specialist. Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) trained, Melinda began her career in dance as soloist for Sydney City Ballet Co.
Melinda has coached national and elite level artistic and rhythmic gymnasts in classical dance technique for over 30 years. She has coached at numerous clubs in NSW and trained some of Australia’s top international level gymnasts at the AIS.
Melinda travelled to the United States to work as classical coach & choreographer for Utah State University’s nationally ranked women’s gymnastics program.
Melinda has choreographed floor routines for members of the Australian Women’s Olympic Team, which were performed at the games in Seoul and Barcelona.
As classical dance specialist for Gosford Gymnastics, Melinda works with gymnasts to teach correct body alignment, safe technique, classical line, expression and poise.
WAG Coach – Kate Gilbey:
Kate has been coaching since she retired from a sound career of competition in both Women’s Artistic & Acrobatics. For the past 6 years Kate has been coaching our very successful Acrobatics team having teams compete successfully at a National level for many years and has moved on to developing the younger gymnasts moving into the international program.
Kate holds accreditations as a coach in Acrobatics, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Gym for All, and Kindergym. Kate is also a qualified Judge for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and regularly judges for the club at competitions.
Kate is also our Display Teams choreographer and under her coaching the team was awarded National Champions for their item in the Gym 4 Life Challenge 2014.
Acrobatics Coach – Alana Horton:
Alana has been associated with Gosford Gymnastics for many years; Alana started as a gymnast and then changed disciplines from Artistic to Acrobatics until her retirement.
Alana now coaches our acrobats and passes on her knowledge. Alana holds accreditations in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, is registered to coach Sporting Schools and is also a qualified Artistic Judge.
Kindergym & WAG Coach – Katie Ribet:
Katie has been interested in gymnastics for many years. Katie also has a daughter who is a keen acrobat, and through of her involvement in the sport Katie has become an accredited Kindergym, and Artistic Coach coach.
Katie works with our young pre-school aged children and has a real passion for the little ones. Katie has a real talent of sourcing new and interesting ideas to keep her classes both educational and challenging. In the afternoons and Saturdays she changes her coaching hat to take our Development and level 2 girls.
Her dedication and enthusiasm to her work makes Katie a valued member of staff and a real asset to the Kindergym and Artistic program.
WAG Coach – Mychal Allanson:
Mychal is a retired gymnast having competed very successfully at a very high level of artistic gymnastics. Mychal is currently working with our high level competition girls alongside Cody and Rebecca passing on her knowledge and experience to our younger gymnasts.
WAG Coach – Josine Price:
Josine has been associated with gymnastics for many years having had both her daughters as Artistic gymnasts.
Josine coaches our Level 3/4 and high level National gymnasts . She has had wonderful success taking her young gymnasts from beginners through to competition levels. Josine holds accreditations in both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Kindergym. She is also registered as a Sporting Schools Coach coach.
WAG Coach – Joplin Vertigan-Tatterton:
Joplin is an intermediate coach and is currently coaching our level 4/5 and level 2 groups. Joplin trained and competed as a high level gymnast and spent some time training at NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts)
MAG Coach – Chelsea Smith:
Chelsea is currently coaching our boys program and has had great success in growing this discipline. Chelsea holds her Intermediate accreditation and is studying to sit her Advanced level in MG. She also holds accreditation in FreeG (Parkour). Chelsea also coaches many school groups as well as our junior gym fun programs under the Launchpad scheme. Chelsea trained as a high level gymnast in England and has settled in Australia where she enjoys passing on her knowledge to our young gymnasts. Chelsea is also a MG judge.
Kindergym and MAG Coach – Emma Cashmore:
Emma has had a long association with Gosford gymnastics being a competitive gymnast with us in her childhood. Emma is now a mum herself with 2 young girls of her own, one of who is training in our development squad. Emma has been coaching Kindergym for many years and is a very valued team member. Emma coaches our young development boys.
Trampoline Coach – Colin Woodbridge:
Colin has been associated with the sport for many years. Colin is our head coach for Trampoline Sports and is also accredited in Acrobatics, Gym For All and FreeG (Parkour). Colin is also a qualified Trampoline judge. Colin has a real appreciation of gymnastics as a sport which enhances children’s development and works with many of our disability groups. Colin is also holds registered with Sporting School as a coach.
WAG Beginner Coach – Tahnee Barnes:
Tahnee is assisting with our younger members of the Artistic Squads. She was a high level competitive gymnast and is continuing her association with the sport in a coaching capacity.
WAG Beginner Coach – Shanaye Mcnamara:
Shanaye has attained her Beginner Coaches Accreditation and coaches our Gymfun and Senior Recreational classes. Having previously trained as a gymnast, Shanaye enjoys coaching gymnastics as well as being one of our Birthday party leaders.
WAG Beginner Coach – Isabelle Govind-Aley:
WAG Beginner Coach – Amelia Fist:
WAG Beginner Coach – Tamasin Curtis:
WAG Beginner Coach – Samantha Birch:
WAG Trainee Coach – Madison Luff:
WAG Trainee Coach – Mackenzie Sivyer:
Acrobatics Judge – Jason Sivyer:
Jason started his judging pathway when his 2 daughters commenced Acrobatic Gymnastics. Jason has continued to achieve higher levels of Judging accreditation and his continued support of the gymnasts, coaches and club is greatly appreciated.
Rhythmic Judge – Megan Yu:
Megan has recently completed her post course requirements and is now Judging on behalf of Gosford Gymnastics at Rhythmic competitions. Megan is a valued member of our team and has daughters in both Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics.
Women’s Artistic Judge – Stef Harker:
Stef has been very interested in Judging since her daughter started a career in gymnastics. Stef is a valued member of our Judging team and we appreciate her talents and the time she dedicated to our gym as a judge; we welcome her to our gym family.
Men’s Judge – Paula Hayes:
As well as being a qualified MG Judge, Paula is also a qualified gymnastics coach and is a mum of one of our High level boy gymnasts. Paula has a real passion for the sport of gymnastics and has many years of experience behind her. Paula regularly gives up her weekends throughout the busy calendar to judge at the many competitions our male gymnasts attend. We are very lucky to have Paula as one of our Judging team.