My Calisthenic career began at Pascoe Vale West Calisthenic Club, where I competed in teams and solos for seven years. As a Senior I competed with Balmoral, Aberfeldie and finally Avonde Calisthenic College. I was coached by many talented women including Jill Goss, Anne Williams, Dianne Synott and Karen Holloway. It was their careful instruction which allowed me to develop my own style of coaching and most importantly, my love of our wonderful sport.
I coached for many years at clubs including Kingsville Calisthenics, Karrington Calisthenics and St Marks Calisthenic Club Reservoir, and was fortunate enough to win many aggregates and progress quickly through gradings. I have coached soloists in both Physical and Graceful Solos and now enjoy the successes of my former pupils who have become talented coaches in their own right.
In 1994 I became a member of the Australian Society of Calisthenic Adjudicators and have served as Treasurer, Minutes Secretary and Committee member of the Victorian Branch. I have been fortunate enough to have adjudicated at many competitions throughout country and metropolitan Victoria and Australia, including the ACF Nationals and Royal South Street Eisteddfod.
As a presenter, I have facilitated courses for Level 1 coaches and my Calisthenic journey has given me the opportunity to act as Mentor to coaches and fellow adjudicators, one of whom is a former pupil from my coaching days at St Marks Reservoir.
Our wonderful sport has given me confidence, pride in achievement and many wonderful memories. It is a privilege now, to give back to the sport which has given me so much.