PCYC Queensland provides opportunities to become a gymnastics coach

PCYC Queensland provides opportunities for those with a passion for sport, recreation and youth engagement to become accredited gymnastics coaches.

Through affiliation with Gymnastics Queensland, PCYC Queensland is the largest gymnastics provider in the state with more than 9,000 gymnasts across 32 gymnastics clubs. From fun and fitness to competition levels, PCYC Queensland gymnastics programs offer lifelong pathways to experience gymnastics at any age and any level through a consistent state-wide syllabus.

PCYC Bowen Branch Manager Sergeant Michelle O’Regan says gymnastic coaching is a great opportunity for those wishing to develop a fulltime career, a flexible role for students and senior gymnasts or anyone wishing to re-enter the workforce.

“Through KinderGym, gym sports and performance gymnastics, PCYC Queensland’s accredited coaches provide fun and inclusive opportunities to support young gymnasts to achieve their full potential,” said Sergeant O’Regan.

“The opportunity to become an accredited coach is not only offered to foster the growth and development of our talented senior gymnasts, but also to community members who enjoy working with children and making a positive impact,” she said.

PCYC Townsville Branch Support Officer Jordon Kelly, 19, who started with PCYC Bowen’s Youth Management Team (YMT) in 2012 and has since achieved his Beginner and Intermediate Coach Accreditations, says the opportunity has made an incredible impact on his life.

“When I started with PCYC Bowen as a 12-year-old, I was a bit lost and confused,” said Mr Kelly.

“Through support and mentoring from Sergeant O’Regan I went on to become part of the YMT, then I was invited to attend the PCYC State Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) which was a great opportunity in itself.”

“In 2018 after six years with PCYC Bowen I moved to Townsville, and became the Branch Support Officer at PCYC Townsville, which I still am today.”

“Through support from PCYC Townsville Branch Manager Sergeant Tracey Myers and senior staff, I was offered the opportunity to become an accredited gymnastics coach, and I jumped at the chance.”

“Now I have completed my Beginners Accreditation and Intermediate KinderGym Accreditation and am looking to go on to complete my Intermediate Gymnastics for All (GfA) Accreditation next.”

As well as being an accredited gymnastics coach and Branch Support Officer for Townsville, Mr Kelly is a program facilitator for programs including Love Bites and Team Up, and has assisted with the set up and running of the YMT and also worked across outside school hours care (OSHC) services as an Educator. These various roles have increased Mr Kelly’s skill levels and enabled him to grow and develop both personally and professionally.

“Being involved with PCYC Queensland for the past seven years has given me so many opportunities. From YMT to SYLP, working with young people and facilitating programs, and now through gymnastics coaching, I have gained such a wide range of skills that I will use for the rest of my life.”

“I am incredibly grateful to PCYC Queensland and especially the mentoring and support I’ve received from Sergeant O’Regan and Sergeant Myers. They have helped me become the confident person I am today who loves giving back to the community and they have both encouraged me to grow so much as a person.”

Contact your local PCYC Queensland club to find out more!