Manager – Lesley Gilbey:
Lesley has had over 25 years experience as a gymnastics coach. Lesley holds accreditation’s 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. 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 of Coaching – 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.
Office Administration – Roslyn Swift:
Ros welcomes all our Kindergym parents and children each morning and is a warm and friendly lady who looks after all the office duties from invoicing to reconciling each day’s accounts. Ros has had many years experience in administration and is a very valued member of our team.
Office Administration – Suzanne Allen:
Suzie attends to all invoicing, Uniform and Competition entries and is a welcoming face at the front desk in the afternoons. Suzie is very experienced and diligent in all her duties and we welcome her as a valued staff member to our team.
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 traveled 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. We are very luck to have her high level of teaching skills for the many gymnasts who take her classes.
Coaching Team Leader – Kathrine Hughes:
Kathrine has a long history with gymnastics and also has 3 daughters who are all in our competitive levels program. Kathrine is a intermediate coach and has completed module 1 of the Advanced accreditation and she also holds her intermediate Kindergym. Kathrine coaches a variety of classes from our preschoolers through to the Senior girls classes. Kathrine is a very popular coach and is looked up to by our younger staff members, it’s great having as one of our amazing staff members.
WAG Advanced 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 accreditation 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 coaches our acrobats and also works with our Kindergym program. Alana holds accreditation in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, is registered to coach Sporting Schools and is also a qualified Artistic Judge.
Kindergym & WAG Intermediate Coach – Katie Ribet:
Katie has been interested in gymnastics for many years. Katie holds accreditations in both Kindergym and as an 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 Katie changes her coaching hat to work with the National levels classes.
Her dedication and enthusiasm to her work make 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 an Advanced accredited coach and is currently working with our high-level competition girls, As well as attending Uni, Myki gains great pleasure passing on her knowledge and experience to our younger gymnasts.
MAG Head Advanced Coach – Chelsea Smith:
Chelsea is currently coaching our boy’s 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 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 both a MG judge (mens gymnastics) and a WG Judge (womens gymnastics)
Trampoline Advanced Coach – Colin Woodbridge:
Colin has been associated with the sport for many years and has his Advanced accreditation. 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 as well ans competitive classes in Acrobatics and Women’s National Levels classes. Colin is also registered with Sporting School as a coach.
WAG Intermediate Coach – Josine Price:
Josine has been a coach at Gosford for many years. She became interested as she has 2 daughters who both became gymnasts and are still very involved in gymnastics. Jo is currently coaching our level 6 gymnasts and has accreditation in both Kindergym and General Gymnastics and Jo is an accredited schools provider coach and a great mentor to our younger beginner coaches.
WAG Intermediate Coach – Tahnee Barnes:
Tahnee is an accredited Womens Artistic coach. She is currently working through her Advanced accreditation. She was a high-level competitive gymnast and is continuing her association with the sport in a coaching capacity. Tahnee holds Intermediate accreditation with the Gymnastics Association and is coaching our National Level 7 girls, passing on her knowledge and enjoyment of the sport. Tahnee is registered with Sporting Schools as a Coach
WAG Intermediate Coach – Shanaye McNamara:
Shanaye has attained her Intermediate Accreditation and coaches our Gymfun, Senior Recreational and National competitive classes. Shanaye also coaches some of the many school groups both in the gym and out at the schools. Having previously trained as a gymnast herself, Shanaye enjoys coaching gymnastics and helping children to reach their full potential in gymnastics. Shanaye is registered with Sporting Schools as a Coach
WAG Intermediate Coach – Isabelle Govind-Aley:
Belle works along side our other coaches teaching gymnastics to many groups including Gym fun, Schools, Levels boys and many of our school groups. Belle has attained her intermediate coaching accreditation. Belle is registered with Sporting Schools as a Coach and is a valued member of our coaching team.
WAG Intermediate Coach – Amelia Fist:
Millie, as she is known to children, coaches our gym fun and Level 1 & 2 gymnasts as well as school groups. Millie is a very valued member of staff who always has a bright smile and loves working with the younger gymnasts, both recreational and competitive levels.
WAG Beginner Coach – Lesa Sheean:
Lesa began her coaching career after having her twin girls and placing them into our Kindergym program. Lesa started as a volunteer helping coaches where needed. Lesa gained a real love for the sport and as her girls moved up into the competition classes, Lesa moved up in her knowledge and has gained accreditation as a beginner coach. She is currently working towards her intermediate accreditation.
WAG Beginner Coach – Tamasin Curtis:
Tamasin has attained Beginner Coach accreditation and coaches along side our more senior coaches being mentored and gaining more knowledge. Tasmin also attended the Gym NSW LEAP camp for young leaders 2017.
WAG Beginner Coach – Paris McGurk:
Paris is currently training and competing is Acrobatics, She is in a women’s Level 7 trio. The girls have had great success in both trial and State championships and are looking forward for National Championships. Paris has her Beginners accreditation and is currently coaching our recreational girls.
WAG Beginner Coach – Samantha Birch:
Sam has been very busy this year, both coaching and training herself. Sam is a National Level 6 gymnast and enjoys training and competing and between school attendance she still manages to find the time to do some coaching for us.
WAG Beginner Coach – Samantha Fynn:
Samantha coaches with Amelia taking some of the levels classes. Sami comes from a strong gymnastics background having trained herself in the international stream.
WAG Beginner Coach – Hanna Gilbey:
Hanna has completed her beginner course and is currently assisting other senior coaches with their classes. Hanna is very knowledgeable having basically grown up in the gym. She enjoys working with all the younger girls.
WAG Beginner Coach – Chelsea Samuels:
Chelsea has completed her beginner course and has been coaching at the gym for several years. Chelsea was a Rhythmic gymnast and only recently retired form competition. Chelsea is a valued staff member, always has a smile and willing to help in any way she can.
WAG Beginner Coach – Holly Yuile:
Holly has completed her beginner course and works alongside other coaches coaching children in the recreation programs. Holly is a National Level 7 gymnast herself and is currently competing. She loves working with the junior children and is a valued staff member.
WAG Beginner Coach – Lauren Harrison:
Lauren has recently completed her beginner coaches course. She is currently working with our Recreation and Gym-fun children and we are very happy to have her on the team.
MG Beginner Coach – Beau Seal:
Beau is still competing himself and also trains and competes in Newcastle at Hunter Sports. Beau enjoys working with our growing boys program and all the boys aspire to be just like him. Beau is a great role model and is well respected by staff.
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.
Women’ Artistic Judge – Rebecca Curtis:
Rebecca is now Judging on behalf of Gosford Gymnastics at Level 1-3 competitions. Rebecca is a valued member of our team and has a daughter in the Artistic Program.
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.