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Gymnastics Co-Ordinator/Head Coach
Mikayla began her association with MCC 16 years ago as a 6 year old when she was participating in gymnastics, she
completed her training up to WAG level 5. Mikayla started coaching as a 14 year old and is our current Head Coach.
Mikayla is a qualified Intermediate Level Coach and Intermediate Level Judge. She is currently undertaking the requirements to complete her Advanced coaching accreditation.
In 2017 Mikayla along with her colleague Anastasia was the recipient of the Alistair Low Memorial award for her outstanding contribution to gymnastics at MCC.
Mikayla is also the Coordinator of our Holiday Program and valuable member of the customer service team.
Mikayla is in her 3rd year of a Midwifery Degree at the Australian Catholic University Mikayla believes that every gymnast should receive the same quality coaching regardless of their ability. Each gymnast should be given the opportunity to perfect their skill before progressing and accept that with failure comes the opportunity for greater challenges.
Mikayla is passionate about coaching the higher levels and has loved watching her gymnast’s progress in skill and confidence over many years.
Hannah began her association with MCC as a 4 year old when she participated in Kinder Gym then moving into gymnastics training up to WAG level 8. Hannah started coaching when she was 15 and is a qualified Intermediate Level Coach.
Hannah is also a passionate dancer and when not coaching she is assistant dance teaching and participating herself
in the advanced level classes of Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop here at MCC.
Hannah is in her 2nd year of a Food Science and Nutrition Degree at Deakin University.
Hannah believes in setting standards high for her gymnasts and pushing them to do their best. She attains respect from her gymnasts by first respecting them.
Anastasia Trained in gymnastics at Mordialloc for 6 years, finishing in level 6 in 2013, she began coaching 7 years ago and is a qualified Intermediate level coach and Beginner Level judge. Anastasia is currently undertaking the requirements to complete her advanced coaching accreditation. In 2017 Anastasia along with her colleague
Mikayla was the recipient of the Alistair Low award for her outstanding contribution to gymnastics at MCC.
Anastasia is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Victoria University.
Anastasia believes that coaching gymnastics is not just about talent or how far a child’s physical skills progress. It teaches many valuable life skills including, resilience, perseverance, determination, learning positive lessons through failure and struggle, physical prowess as well as the necessity of mental strength required to achieve goals.
Anastasia’s passion is to inspire students to be the best they can be in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.
A skilled and talented gymnast Zoe trained in gymnastics for a period of 12 years both at Mordialloc and CYC passing her Level 9 Lat in 2012.
Zoe has been coaching at Mordialloc since 2012 and is a qualified Intermediate coach and Intermediate Judge. She is currently undertaking the requirements to complete her advanced coaching accreditation.
When she is not coaching Zoe still participates in adult gymnastics classes and is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in printmaking at RMIT.
Zoe coaches because she loves helping kids be proud of themselves and achieve skills they didn’t think they could.
Gayle is very passionate about teaching gymnastics and feels very lucky to work with children in a sport that she loves. Gayle is a qualified WAG Intermediate Level Coach and also teaches schools gymnastics and kinder gym and MCC.
Gayle started gymnastics training from the age of 7 in New Zealand at a recreational club just like MCC, she went on to join their commercial display team which allowed her squad to perform and compete at many gymnastics events.
Gayle believes that gymnastics has played a very important role in her life – not only was it fun, but it also
established a character of responsibility, physical strength, confidence and helped her to make many good friends.
Gayle ensures that her lessons deliver a happy and fun filled session, where gymnasts make new friends and support each other. Gayle’s experience as a coach is ever changing and rewarding and she is continually amazed at her gymnasts teamwork and personal growth, their positive attitude towards learning and their hard work in achieving new skills.
Casey began her association with MCC as a 7 year old when she participated in gymnastics she spent 10 years training
and finished at WAG level 5. Casey has been coaching at Mordialloc for the past 5 years and is an Intermediate qualified coach and Beginner qualified judge.
Outside of coaching Casey is studying a Bachelor of Education at university.
Casey believes that being a gymnastics coach is very rewarding, she is very passionate about teaching children and being able to give back to a sport that made her happy for so many years.
Tara began gymnastics at Mordialloc Community Centre when she was four years old and trained up to WAG level 6 before realising that she wanted to coach more than anything. Tara has been coaching at Mordialloc for five years and is an Intermediate qualified coach.
As well as coaching Tara is at Monash University, studying a Bachelor of Advance Science – Global Challenges.
Tara is extremely passionate about teaching gymnasts how to develop their skills, while having as much fun as they can. Tara feels that she can learn just as much from her gymnasts as they learn from her and she is blessed to have such a rewarding job, one that that she loves.
Sophie’s association with MCC began as a baby when she was in Occasional Care then participating in play group, netball and gymnastics. Sophie was a Mordialloc gymnasts for 4 years in primary school and competed in a squad up to level 5. She competed at State Pennant and the Victorian Gymnastics Championships.
Sophie started coaching in 2013 as a volunteer, and has since gained her Intermediate coaching qualification.
Sophie coaches’ beginners, level one and level two and once a week she assists with the kinder gym program. Over the last 5 years Sophie has also supported our Holiday Program and assisted with our junior netball and basketball skills programs.
Sophie is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing and plans on also completing a Bachelor of Midwifery in the future.
Laura was a Mordialloc gymnast for 10 years finishing her training at WAG level 6 in 2016. Laura is currently in year 11 at secondary school and has been coaching for 18 months. Laura is a Beginner qualified coach and hopes to fulfil the requirements to attain her Intermediate accreditation at the end of this year.
Laura is passionate about coaching gymnastics and loves to see the smiles on the faces of her gymnasts when they learn a new skill.
Bec was a Mordialloc gymnast for 8 years finishing her training at WAG level 6 in 2016. Bec is currently in year 11 at secondary school and has been assistant coaching for 18 months.
Bec is a Beginner qualified coach and hopes to fulfil the requirements to attain her Intermediate accreditation at the
end of this year.
Bec is looking forward to having her own classes in the near future and hopes to be able to instil confidence and a love of the sport into her