2022-2024 Gymsport National Commissions announced

Gymnastics Australia is pleased to announce the 2022-24 Gymsport National Commissions. The Commissions were appointed by the Gymnastics Australia Board following a formal nomination process and were selected from the largest field of candidates for a cycle.

The National Gymsport Commissions are responsible for all technical elements of their gymsport. They provide operational technical advice, lead key development projects and are the technical experts in all matters related to events, programs, and education. 

Appointed by the Gymnastics Australia Board, the Commissions are accountable to the Gymnastics Australia CEO and are supported by other Gymnastics Australia staff. Each National Commission member is appointed for an Olympic quadrennial term – in this instance the term will be 2022 -2024 to align with the changed cycle.

The National Commissions will be responsible for developing the technical elements of each gymsport, from the Australian Levels Program and Technical Regulations through to supporting key education and development initiatives. To assist the Commissions in this important work, there are a number of new positions on each Commission, including the appointment of Lynne Sheehan (GA Gymsport Manager) to an ex-officio role on each Commission.

Gymnastics Australia would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing 2018-2021 Commissioners for their service and contribution to their Gymsports. The previous cycle was extended for one year due to the delay in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the extension of the FIG Technical Committees and the subsequent delay in releasing the FIG Code of Points (CoP).

We would particularly like to acknowledge the work of outgoing Technical Directors Virginia Elliot (RG), Jill Wright (WAG) and Pam Behan (AER) who contributed significantly to the sport and their respective gymsport during their time in their role.

Congratulations to the following commission members.

Acrobatic Gymnastics

Technical Director

Amy Yeomans (NSW)

National Judging Coordinator

Michelle Mason (NSW)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

Shayley Ennis (NSW)

Project Coordinator – Gymsport growth

Casual Vacancy

Project Coordinator – Education

Debbs Van Hagen (WA)

Project Coordinator

Casual vacancy

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Aerobic Gymnastics

Technical Director

Alice Stooke (VIC)

National Judging Coordinator

Pearl Rozenberg (NSW)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

Pamela Behan (NSW)

Project Coordinator – Gymsport Growth

Christopher Behan (QLD)

Project Coordinator – Aeroschools

Annabel Muttdon (VIC)

Project Coordinator – Education

Casual Vacancy

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Gymnastics for All

Technical Director

Justin Hayes (NSW)

Project Coordinator – Performance (incl. International Events)

Anthony Dorrington (VIC)

Project Coordinator – Free G

Chloe Kerr (NSW)

Project Coordinator – TeamGym

Julie McNaught (QLD)

Project Coordinator – KinderGym

Naomi Nye (NSW)

Project Coordinator – Education

Petrina Hutchinson (NSW)

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Technical Director

Rohan Kennedy (NSW)

National Judging Coordinator

Paul Szyjko (SA)

Project Coordinator – Gymsport Growth 

Matt Walker (QLD)

Project Coordinator - Education

Melanie Jenkins (VIC)

Project Coordinator

Brad Mannix (VIC)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

John Curtin (GA Staff)

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Technical Director

Katie Sigsworth (NSW)

National Judging Coordinator

Casual vacancy

Project Coordinator – Gymsport Growth

Anya Tabolkina (QLD)

Project Coordinator – Education

Virginia Elliott (NSW)

Project Coordinator

Krasimira (Krasi) Yurokova (WA)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

Hannah Catchpole (GA Staff)

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Trampoline

Technical Director

Darren Gillis (QLD)

National Judging Coordinator

Jarrod Spear (QLD)

Project Coordinator - Gymsport Growth

Jennifer Allison (SA)

Project Coordinator – Education

Daniel Lynch (SA)

Project Coordinator

Ben Kelly (TAS)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

Jarrod Heriot (GA Staff)

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Technical Director

Heidi Rose (VIC)

National Judging Coordinator

Trisha Hade (QLD)

Project Coordinator – Gymsport Growth

Marnie Heming (NSW)

Project Coordinator – Education

Desiree Jones (WA)

Project Coordinator

David Hill (VIC)

Project Coordinator – High Performance

Joshua Fabian (GA Staff)

Ex-officio member

Lynne Sheehan

NOTE: Casual vacancies will be filled as per the process outlined in the gymsport Functional Statement.