About Me

An NCAS National Level coach with over 20 years Olympic Weightlifting coaching experience at club, state, national and international level developing athletes from beginner to international representation.

Currently coaching 80+ athletes including 7 Australian Reps at Cougars Weightlifting Club Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Coaching Experience

Olympics
• Section Manager and Head Coach Rio 2016.
• Section Manager and Head Coach London 2012.

Commonwealth Games
• Commonwealth Games Coach Glasgow 2014
• Commonwealth Games Coach Delhi 2010

World Championships
• World Senior Championships Coach 2015
• World Junior Championships Head Coach 2006, 2007, 2008
• World Junior Championships Coach 2002
• World University Championships Head Coach and Manager 2003, 2008

Pacific Games
• Assistant Coach PNG 2015

Oceania/Commonwealth Championships
• Senior Oceania & South Pacific Championships Head Coach 2010
• Senior and Junior Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships Head Coach/Manager 2006
• Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championships Head Coach/Manager 2008
• Senior and Junior Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships Assistant Coach 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013
• Junior Oceania Championships Assistant Coach 2001, 2002, 2003

Other AWF Internationals
• World Youth Championships Coach 2013
• NZL v AUS – Head Coach 2012
• Australian Youth Olympic Festival Assistant Coach 2013
• Arafura Games Head Coach 2007 2011
• Arafura Games Coach/Manager 2005
• Australian Assistant Coach Mermet Cup 2004

 

 

 

Qualifications and Certificates

– BEng Brunel University
– NCAS National Weightlifting Coach Licence
– Certificate IV in Fitness
– CrossFit Level 1 (expired)
– International Category 2 Referee
– Senior First Aid and CPR

 

Athletes Coached to Senior and Junior National Teams

Damon Kelly 105+Kg 2008/2012 Olympian
Commonwealth Games Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallist
World University Championships Bronze Medallist 2010
Also World Senior, World Junior,  Mermet Cup, Senior Oceania and Junior Oceania Representative
Tia Clair Toomey 58Kg 2016 Olympian
2nd in 2015,2016 Crossfit Games and Rookie of the Year 2015
2015 World Senior Championships
2015 Pacific Games and Oceania Silver Medalist
2014 Pacific Cup Gold medalist
Ben Turner    77Kg Commonwealth Games Gold and Silver Medallist
Best U20 Lifter Oceania Championships
Also  World Senior, World Junior, Mermet Cup, Senior Oceania and Junior Oceania Representative
Joel Wilson 69Kg Commonwealth Games 5th Place
Senior and Junior Oceania Champion
World Junior, Senior Oceania and Junior Oceania Representative
Robert Galsworthy 105Kg Commonwealth Games 5th Place
Senior and Junior Oceania Champion
Jessica Edge 53Kg Commonwealth Games 11th Place
Senior and Junior Oceania Champion
Andrea Miller  69Kg 2014 Senior Oceania Representative
NZ National Champion
David De Rose 69Kg World University Championships Representative
Senior and Junior Oceania Representative
Anthony Salsone 77Kg Junior Oceania Championships Bronze Medallist
Junior World and Junior Oceania Representative
Troy Hewkins 77Kg Senior and Junior Oceania Champion
Best U20 lifter Australian National Championships
Senior Oceania and Junior Oceania Representative
James Norman U15 69Kg 2015 World Junior Championships Representative
2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival 4th Place
2012 World Youth Representative
Junior Oceania Championships Medallist
Mary Barter 48Kg 2015 Pacific Games and Oceania Silver Medalist
Mitchell Delbridge 77Kg 2015 Pacific Games Bronze Medalist
Luke Gardner U20 105+Kg Junior Oceania Championships Medallist
Australian and v NZ Cup representative
Ebony Gorincu 69Kg 2016 Commonwealth Championships Representative
Ryley Porter U20 77Kg 2015 Commonwealth Championships Representative
Harrison Gaffney U17 62Kg 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Representative
Junior Oceania Representative
Josh Brady U20 77Kg Junior Oceania Representative
John Yamasaki U20 62Kg Junior Oceania Representative
Nathan Kahi U18 69Kg Junior Oceania Representative
Josh Wu U15 56Kg/62kg 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Bronze Medallist
2012 World Youth Representative
Junior Oceania Championships Medallist
Jonathon Pakchung 77Kg 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Representative