2024 Coaching Team


Sarah  - Findon Head Coach, Subies and Inters Section Coach, Tinies Coach Mentor

Sarah began calisthenics here at Findon in 1994, as a member of our Tinies team. Her love and passion for the sport grew over the years and she began assisting at the age of 12. 

Sarah achieved her Level One coaching accreditation in 2007. She has coached across all age groups, along with solos and the ACF Skills Program. In 2019 Sarah was nominated for Calisthenics Victoria's Coach of the Year. Sarah's other achievements as a coach include winning the Mr Music Man perpetual award from Calisthenics Victoria in 2009 and the Merlyn Kemp Memorial Award from Westside Competition in 2017, along with many aggregates and runners ups as both a coach and competitor. Sarah is also a regular presentor for the Victorian Calisthenics Coaches Association, providing professional development to other coaches within the sport.

Sarah's favourite part of calisthenics is the lifelong friendships that you make.  Her favourite item to coach is Rhythmical Aesthetics.

Additionally, she has competed in Graceful Solos and achieved her Grade 4 Pupil Skills. Sarah has competed across all divisions including Championship. Outside of calisthenics, Sarah works as a Prep teacher.


Elissa  - Findon Head Coach, Seniors and Masters Section Coach, Juniors Coach Mentor

Elissa has been involved in calisthenics for 30 years, commencing as a Tinie at Hurstbridge Calisthenics Club.  Upon it's closure, Elissa joined Findon Calisthenics Club as a Senior. In 2023, Elissa was awarded a Life Membership with the Findon Calisthenics Club, having been a member for 19 years.

Acheiving Level 1 Coaching accreditation in 2010, Elissa has coached within all sections, as well as Skills and Solos.  The focus of the year is to improve not only as a team but individually, whilst maintaining the fun and friendships which calisthenics brings.

Outside of Calisthenics, Elissa is a Registered Nurse and a Mum.




Olivia - Juniors Section Coach

Olivia started calisthenics as a Tinie at Findon in 2012 when she was 7 years old. She began as a class helper at the age of 11 and has helped out with Tinies through to Juniors. Olivia achieved her coaching accreditation in 2023 and is excited to get her ideas onto the stage while coaching the Findon Juniors in 2024.

Olivia has competed in solos since 2016 and in 2022 won the State Championships with her Calisthenics Solo. In 2023 Olivia began competing in the Cali Champ Seniors section and can’t wait to continue in 2024. Her favourite item to compete is Freearm. Olivia’s favourite part of her calisthenics journey is the lifelong friendships she has made along the way.





Zara - Tinies Section Coach

Zara started Calisthenics in 2008, when her family moved to Australia. She began in Subbies and moved to Findon as a Junior, and has been competing with Findon ever since. She started as an assistant in 2015 and has assisted with a variety of sections from Tinies all the way through to Masters. In 2023 Zara was very excited to be starting her journey as a Level 1 coach with our Beautiful Tinies. Zara’s favourite part of Calisthenics is assisting and coaching our young competitors, as they develop their skills and techniques. Her favourite item is Revue. Outside of Calisthenics Zara works as a Swim and Dance teacher.





Paige - Sub Juniors and Masters Foundation Coach

Paige started calisthenics at Findon as a Tinie in 2012 when she was 6, and has been competing with Findon ever since, currently competing in Seniors. Paige competed in her first Graceful solo in 2017, and still competes in both Graceful and Cali solos placing 3rd at the State Championships in 2023.  

Paige began as a class helper in 2015 and has helped Tinies, Subies and Juniors since then.  She is excited to continue her coaching journey with Findon and to complete her coaching course in 2024.

Paige's favourite item is Rhythmical Aesthetics, and her favourite thing about calisthenics is the friendships that she has made.




Brooke - Inters Foundation Coach

Brooke started calisthenics in 2009 and began being a class helper in 2017. After competing and helping out at multiple different clubs she found her way to Findon Calisthenics in 2019 as the Juniors assistant. Brooke continues to compete away from Findon however can’t wait to continue her coaching journey with Findon.

Her passion has always been with freearm to compete, however her favourite item to choreograph and teach would definitely be clubs.

Brooke started doing solos in 2010 and continued doing them every year until her last one in 2018. One day Brooke hopes to coach solos as well.


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