9 October 2020

WA Coach Selected into Inaugural NextGEN Coaching Program



Earlier this year Gymnastics Australia announced the inaugural NextGen Accelerated Coaching Program for 2020 – 2022. This exciting program aims to improve the leadership capacity and enhance the experience of female performance coaches working in the development and performance pathway in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

Over a 24-month period the NextGEN Program will provide training and support in the areas of leadership, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and coaching experience with a focus on four key components:

  1. Quality Coaching
  2. Applied Sport Psychology
  3. Professional Knowledge
  4. Technical Development

The NextGEN Accelerated Coaching Program is supported by Sport Australia and the AIS Women in Leadership Grant and will delivered in collaboration between Gymnastics Australia, the AIS and the University of Queensland.

After an extensive application process, the candidates elected were able to demonstrate to the selection panel, evidence of initiating personal development and learning and are working with athletes in the performance pathways.

Gymnastics WA is delighted to congratulate Ashleigh Lyons on her selection into the program. We wish her all the best over the next 24-months.