Gymnastics Tasmania Congress and Annual Awards Night

Gymnastics Tasmania is pleased to host the Coach Congress and Annual Awards Night across Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January 2022.


Saturday 29 January
Session:                         Location:
Coaches Workshops         Kingborough State Gymnastics Centre
Annual Awards Dinner The Hobart Function and Conference Centre

Sunday 30th January
Club Workshop          Kingborough State Gymnastics Centre
Trampoline Development Workshops      Kingborough State Gymnastics Centre
MAG Development Workshops  Kingborough State Gymnastics Centre

Coaches Workshops:                                  Skill based workshops for WAG/MAG/TRP/TUM/GfA coaches who are looking at developing their coaching progressions.

Club Workshops                         Aimed at club managers, administrators and committees 

Development Workshops                          Workshops for invited athletes and all interested coaches

Congress Registration

Registrations are to be completed online by clicking on the link below.

Congress registration form

Awards Night Registration
Registrations are to be completed online by clicking on the link below.

Awards Night registration 


Name Image Biography 
 Sean Wilson   Sean Wilson has been the MAG Head Coach at the Queensland High Performance Centre since 2015 and has coached athletes on the MAG national squad at both the junior and senior level for over 10 years. In this time, Sean has coached multiple World Championships team members, Commonwealth Games finalists and World Cup medalists. Sean has also received the MAG International coach of the year from Gymnastics Australia on two occasions and has presented coaching courses on behalf of the FIG.
 Brooke Kneebush   Brooke’s passion is Gymnastics for All.  She is a member of an International Gymnastics Federation GfA Committee Special Project Team, has been a member of Gymnastics Australia’s GfA Technical Commission, Chair of Victoria’s GfA Advisory Group, was awarded National GfA Coach of the Year, in 2015 travelled as Team Manager with the 200 strong Australian World Gymnaestrada Team and escorted a combined team of gymnasts from Tonga and Fiji to World Gymnaestrada 2019.
KinderGym has always been a favourite GfA discipline of Brooke’s, and she continues to design programs and conduct KinderGym coach education training and courses to this day
 Chrystal Yeo   Crystal is Melbourne Gymnastics Centre’s WAG Development Manager, a former elite gymnast, Australian national team member and scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport. With over 10 years’ coaching experience, Crystal has coached international stream gymnasts and junior athletes on a pre-elite pathway.
Crystal was the highest scoring Australian and overall top scorer with 97% for the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) Level 2 coaching course in 2016. In 2018 she recently completed her FIG Level 3 coaching course and now holds a Women’s High-Performance Coaching qualification.
 Naazmi Johnston   A Beijing Olympian and 5-time Commonwealth Games medallist, Naazmi comes with from a strong Rhythmic Gymnastics pedigree.
Since retiring from gymnastics, Naazmi has undertaken roles with Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB), supporting the 2017 SOGB National Summer Games, and more recently, is the Sport Development Manager (NSW) at Special Olympics Australia. 
 Tim Robertson   Residing on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Victoria, Tim runs Peninsula Gymnastics with his wife Bec. Peninsula Gymnastics specialises in fundamental movement programs and has a particular interest in FreeG with over 225 participants in this program. Tim's background in High Performance (FIG 3 Coach) has helped to develop a unique perspective on these less traditional programs. Tim is also a Gymnastics Victoria Board Member, and an education consultant to Gymnastics Australia
 Damien Axelsen   Representing Australia at four Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, Damien has a strong history of success. More recently, Damien has completed the FIG Level 2 Coaching Course, coached the Tasmanian State Team and is the head of Tumbling at Kingborough Gymsports
 Ty Swadling   Ty represented Australia at nine Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, taking out a Syncronised Trampoline bronze medal and a Team bronze medal. 
Following his retirement, Ty has taken a strong interest in strength and conditioning, seeing him take up a role as the Head Teacher Personal Development Health and Physical Education, while also working as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach. 
 Andrew Moore   Andrew Moore is the Project Manager at Clubs Tasmania. He understands communities and grassroots community clubs, at the local and national level. 
Andrew recognises how community clubs, as not for profit entities, play an important role in keeping communities connected. 
Since 2019, Clubs Tasmania has visited our urban and regional areas, talking with and listening to volunteers and community members.

 Phillipa Hedley   Phillipa currently works for Gymnastics Tasmania as the Member Services Coordinator. In recent years Phillipa has undertaken manager roles for both the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics teams at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Phillipa is also the Trampoline Coordinator at Launceston PCYC and Trampoline Coach at Devonport Gymnastics Club..


Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30am
1A. FreeG – Tim Robertson - Intermediate Coaches course - part 1
1B. WAG – Crystal Yeo - Preventing mental blocks
1C. TRP – Ty Swadling - Strength and conditioning for TRP athletes
1D. MAG –Pommel - Basics to Advanced
1E. KinderGym - On the ball

Session 2: 11:45am – 1:15pm
2A. Free G – Tim Robertson – Intermediate Coaches course - Part 2
2B. WAG – Crystal Yeo - Swings, circles and giants: L3-6
2C. TRP – Ty Swadling - Periodisation for trampoline
2D. MAG – Vault, developing a layout salto
2E. GfA - Pip Hedley Fitter for Life 

Session 3: 1:45pm – 3:15pm
3A. Free G – Tim Robertson – Advanced Coach Course
3B. WAG – Crystal Yeo - Developing dynamic Korbut actions
3C. TRP – Ty Swadling - play challenges and skills for aerial awareness
3D. MAG –Parallel Bars, support swings towards diamadov and stutz, long swing towards tipelt
3E. GfA - Kindergym – Brooke Kneebush- Somewhere in Space
3F. RG - Strength and conditioning

Session 4: 3:30 – 5:00pm 
4A.WAG - Hip strength, power and mobility for beam leaps, jumps and acrobatics
4B . TUM – Damien Axelsen - Adapting to the Rod Floor
4C. MAG - Floor connecting skills 
4D. RG – Naazmi Johnston –Rhythmic Basics

Session 1: 9:30am – 10:30am
5A. Special Olympics – Naazmi Johnston - Club information session 
5B. Change the Routine – Brooke Kneebush - Club Information session

Session 2: 10:45am – 12:15pm
6A. Special Olympics – Naazmi Johnston – Coach Workshop
6B. Clubs Tasmania – Andrew Moore – Government Grant programs – getting funding ready

Congress Registration
Registrations are to be completed online by clicking on the link below.

Congress registration form

Awards Night Registration
Registrations are to be completed online by clicking on the link below.

Awards Night registration 

All participants must report to the registration desk to register for sessions on Saturday and/or Sunday and sign in with their valid WWVP card. 

They will also need to sign into each workshop that they attend to receive updating points per session. 

This will be a COVID-safe event, all current Tasmanian Government restrictions will be enforced. 

Each participant will receive updating points:

Saturday session – 2 points per session

Sunday session – 1 point per session