Gymnastics WA is excited to announce the 2017 High Performance Coaching Forum will be held in December. This exciting opportunity for Advanced Coaches and higher, offers key information on running a High Performance Program and the importance of support services, professional development for coaches, information sharing and examples of best practice initiatives within the industry for all six of our gymports. 

It will allow participants to listen and network with our inspirational international and domestic guests gaining valuable advice on how to maximise the potential of your gymnastics, coaches and programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with leading experts in both a theoretical and practical way. 

Along with the event providing unique and highly valuable education, this event is also an updating opportunity to gain the necessary updating points for the 2018 Technical Membership. We encourage participants to attend as many workshops/forums as possible to gain the maximum benefit from our presenters. 

More information will be released shortly, including schedules, workshop details and additional presenters and we encourage you to save the date for this unique and special opportunity. With the event featuring numerous international and domestic guests, the HP Coaching Forum is one not to be missed.  


1st - 3rd December 2017

Friday 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 8:00am  - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 2:30pm

State Gymnastics Centre, Leederville
Lords Recreation Centre, Subiaco
Sport and Recreation (WA), Leederville

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=325561

Weekend (Friday – Sunday) $220.30
Saturday (inc. Friday Sessions) $165.30 - Saturday 8:00am – 6:15pm
Sunday (inc. Friday Sessions) $110.30 - Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Information Booklet (Including Schedule):


 Nick Ruddock contributed to historical medal winning performances on the international stage throughout his four-year team with British Gymnastics as National Coach. Nick represented Great Britain and Team   GB on numerous occasions throughout his national coaching role, culminating with the 2014 Junior European Championships, where the British girls captured a historical six-medal haul including a record Team   Silver ahead of European superpower Romania.

 Nick, a former personal coach to Amy Tinkler; European, World and Olympic Medallist, has learnt and been mentored by some of the world's most experienced and accomplished coaches in several influential   countries.Nick has lectured as a Technical Expert for the UEG (Union of European Gymnastics) for 7 years, and now consults for over a dozen international gymnastics federations and a variety of performance   sports, with a mission of optimizing athlete and coach performance for the world stage.
                                         For more on Nick, please visit his website.


 Bo Tureby Hansen was employed as the Trampoline National Coach in Denmark from 1986 to 2016, representing Denmark at three Olympic Games, coaching athlete Peter Jensen - 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing   and 2012 London. Throughout this 20 year time period, Bo took on the role of developing the knowledge of coaches and athletes whilst conducting courses/clinics across Denmark. Bo managed to coach his   athletes towards medals at events such as World Cups, European Games and World Games. 

 Bo also spent time travelling the world as a guest coach, being invited to clinics in Sweden, Germany and Canada. Bo has managed to complete a Diploma in Coaching in 2003, under the Danish Sports   Federation.

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As Performance Team Director at the Western Australian Institute of Sport, Michael is responsible for creating winning culture within the Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics and Diving programmes. Michael is passionate about building and sustaining high performance cultures and has been intimately involved at numerous professional levels, in a variety of sectors, with successful culture change programs

 Brendan is a professional Strength and Conditioning coach with eight years coaching experience in the application of strength and conditioning techniques and programs with a range of professional sports   including West Coast Eagles (AFL), West Coast Fever (ANZ Netball), West Coast Waves, (WNBL), East Perth Football Club (WAFL) and Western Force (Super Rugby).

 He has also been a school teacher previously engaged by Wesley College in both strength and conditioning and physical education roles, developing and implementing comprehensive training plans for rugby,   football, rowing and swimming.

 He also has over 10 years weightlifting coaching experience and have prepared athletes from youth to senior for national and international competitions.

 Completed a Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology through the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba in 2000. A 16-year employment with the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) included   working across a wide variety of sports including Rowing, Swimming, Netball, Athletes and Gymnastics. Matt supported many athletes and coaches to achieve State, National, International and Olympic Games   performances. 

 In addition to the role at WAIS, Matt held positions as Team Psychologist with Rowing Australia, Gymnastics Australia, Hockey Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee (2012 London Olympic Games).   Currently working with the professional male and female teams of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), Matt juggles his work commitments together with family life, with wife Monique and four   children all under 10 years old.

 Stacey Umeh is one of Australia's leading elite Women's Artistic Gymnastics coaches and Artistic preparation specialists, having provided Gymnastics, Artistic and Choreographic services to hundreds of   individuals worldwide including the Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team. 

 Stacey has spent over 30 years in Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Canada and the United States working with both elite and 'everyday' people alike, assisting them to maximise their physical potential.

 Stacey is one of the most inspiring people you are likely to meet. Her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to teaching of lifelong movement skills will have you ready and excited about making a commitment   to finding a performance edge for yourself and your athletes. Be prepared to be energised and motivated by one of Australia's best!