OUR TEAM 

East Gymnastics has a fabulous team of qualified coaches who are all passionate about gymnastics, coaching, children and having fun. Between us we have vast experience in gymnastics (of course), dance, cheerleading, acrobatics, ballet, circus, capoeira and trampolining.

All coaches have passed their NSW working with children check.


ANTHONY KHOURY
Manager. Recreation and Development coach

Anthony joined East Gymnastics as our new Manager in 2017. After a break from gymnastics to run his family’s restaurant, he is excited to be back in the sporting world where can use his technical gymnastics knowledge combined with his managerial experience. In his youth he was a Level 9 National gymnastics champion and was also on the National diving team. He has many years of experience coaching gymnastics, acrobatics, strength and conditioning, and has completed various Sports and Management Degrees and Diplomas.

COURTNEY PARK
Program Manager. Recreation, Kindergym and Development coach

Courtney has been involved in gymnastics since she was 5 years old. She represented Queensland and Australia as a national levels gymnast before she finished competing at Level 9 and became a coach. Courtney is passionate about gymnastics as well as working with children! She has worked across a range of different programs over the last twelve years including Kindergym, Recreational, Development and Competitive Gymnastics and holds an Advanced coaching accreditation with Gymnastics Australia.

NATALIE PAVER
Program Coordinator. Recreation, Kindergym and Development coach

Natalie is originally from England in the United Kingdom and has always had an active part in gymnastics since she started toddler classes at the age of 3. She has been coaching for the past 14 years with both recreation and competitive gymnasts and joined East Gymnastics in October 2015. She is currently an accredited coach in both the UK and Australia.

LILIAN HOLANDA
Recreation and Kindergym coach

Lilian is a qualified PE Teacher and has been working in sports-related roles since 2004. Her experience covers teaching gymnastics in schools and not for profit organisations. Lilian is originally from Brazil and her love of sports began when she was 13 years old doing Capoeira and dance classes. She holds a current accreditation with Gymnastics NSW as well as Certificates and Diplomas in Sports Coaching.

ANNALIESE CHENERY
Kindergym, Recreation, Development and Adults coach

Commencing dance training from a young age, Annaliese has since gone on to complete full-time Classical Ballet training and a Bachelor of Dance Education. Annaliese has taught as a school and ballet teacher across Sydney and Central Coast areas. Annaliese became involved with Gymnastics through her studies and has coached in both recreational and competitive gymnastics for four years, before coming to East Gymnastics in 2019. Annaliese holds a current NSW advanced coach and judge accreditation.

IVA HORVATIC
Recreation coach

Iva participated in school gymnastics throughout her childhood in Croatia/Germany. In the past 8 years she has been coaching gymnastics to children of all ages. She is an accredited coach through Gymnastics NSW.

Amongst other things her coaching style is influenced by over 10 years of professional dancing and teaching dance classes. Iva likes to focus on the technique of the students whilst keeping the classes engaging and fun.

ZANCHUP (ZAN) LAMA
Recreation coach

Originally from Nepal, Zan joins us as a student studying a Bachelors degree in leadership and management. Zan has always been athletic, with an interest in parkour and soccer, and represented Nepal on the national soccer team. He has been coaching gymnastics for over 2 years in Sydney and holds a current accreditation from Gymnastics NSW. Zan’s playful personality and energy make him very popular with the children!

AMBER KALDOR
Recreational and Adults coach

Amber is an elite acrobatic gymnast who represented Australia in the 2014 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Paris. She has over 20 years experience training and competing in gymnastics, achieving 6 National Gold Medals, and was named NSW Athlete of the Year 2005, 2008, 2010 & 2014 and Australian Athlete of the Year in 2011. Amber recently completed her Diploma in Psychology at Sydney University, having also completed her Exercise and Sport Science Degree. She currently works as a personal trainer and gymnastics coach, while also teaching acrobatics, aerials, trampoline and flying trapeze.

THEO WOODARD
Recreation coach

Theo was a gymnast for 14 years and competed up to level 7. He has coached gymnastics for 5 years and is passionate about teaching kids at all different ages and skill levels. He only recently retired from competitive gymnastics and is now focusing on coaching, with a Gymnastics NSW accreditation. As a gymnast his favourite apparatus were the rings and floor. In his spare time he enjoys skateboarding and surfing.

NATALIE HUNTER
Director

Natalie was a gymnast from age 5-16 and spent her childhood upside down. When she wanted to send her own children (now age 15 and 13) to gymnastics classes she realised there was a gap in the Eastern Suburbs for high quality recreational gymnastics. She quickly left her career in Management Consulting/Marketing Strategy and launched East Gymnastics! Natalie became an accredited gymnastics coach but mostly stays behind the scenes supporting her wonderful team.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are always interested in hearing from great coaches. Please send your CV to Anthony at info@eastgymnastics.com.au or phone us on 0431 640 480.