Coaches


 2017 Coaches

Head Co-Coaches Assistants
Babies & Tinies Lauren Jewell & Lauren Wilkins
Sub-Juniors   Melanie Edmonds & Roberta Dwyer-Smith
Juniors Shona Stanford & Amanda Stanford
Intermediates Narelle Potter & Leah Street
Seniors Laura Smith & Tanya Meers

About our Coaches

All Crown age group coaches are Level 1 Accredited and first aid trained. Here are some of their qualifications and achievements:

Tracey Tutin

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Calisthenics Background

  • Calisthenics competitor championship level 16 years at Regent Calisthenics College
  • Two time Royal South Street Graceful Girl finalist
  • Toured the USA on two occasions – Once as a competitor, once as a coach.
  • Member of Calisthenics Australia

Coaching Background

  • Principal of Crown Calisthenics College
  • Accredited level 1 coach
  • Championship coach of Juniors, Inters & assistant coach of Seniors
  • After coaching Inters for the past 25 years inclusive of North East Boarder and Crown currently coaching Crown championship Juniors and assisting with Seniors.
  • Assistant coach of State Team Intermediates 1999 & 2000
  • Specialist coach State Team Seniors 2003
  • 9 years coach of North East Border Calisthenics College in North East Victoria, winning Ballarat aggregates moving from Division 10 to Division 3
  • Calisthenics accredited adjudicator ASCA for 13 years

Personal Qualifications

  • Qualified Aerobics instructor
  • Qualified Florist

Melanie Edmonds

Calisthenics Background

  • Foundation member and Coach at Crown
  • Winner of Graceful Girl, Royal South Street
  • Gold Medallist Pupil level tests
  • Pupil of Regent Calisthenics College

Coaching qualifications and experience

  • Graceful & Physical solo coach, successfully coached many VCCA winners and placegetters
  • Coached and assisted Victorian State Teams
  • Coached and assisted across all age groups at Crown
  • Pupil of Barbara Lynch Dance School
  • Choreographed and performed in film clips/fashion parades/conferences & events for TV
  • Choreographed High School/VCE Rock Eisteddfods
  • Geelong Supercats and Melbourne Tigers Cheerleader

Personal Qualifications

  • Visual Merchandise Manager
  • Mother of 1

Lauren Harrison

Calisthenics Background

  • Crown Foundation Member
  • 15 year Calisthenics Competitor
  • Member of 2005 Crown Seniors Championship Team
  • 10 year solo competitor (Physical/Graceful/Duo)

Coaching Experience and Qualifications

  • 13years Cadet/Assistant and Coach at Crown across Sub-Juniors & Juniors
  • Grade 4 skill level
  • Level 1 coaching accreditation
  • Solo coach (Calisthenics/Graceful/Duo) including Open State Title Winners

Personal Qualifications

  • Diploma of Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Media Arts
  • Works at channel 7 in Melbourne

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Calisthenics Background

  • Crown foundation member
  • Crown Calisthenics Life Member
  • Grade 4 skill level
  • Level 1 Coaching accreditation
  • 20 year Championship Calisthenics Competitor
  • Solo Competitor from age 9, including Most Graceful Girl competitions

Coaching Experience and Qualifications

  • Started as a helper/cadet/assistant at 16 and have been involved in Crown Babies, Tinies, Sub Juniors and Juniors over the years
  • Accredited Level 1 Coach
  • Coach of the Crown Tinies 2010 – 2013
  • Coach of the Crown Subbies 2014 – Present
  • Solo Coach since 2004

Personal Qualifications

  • Has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne
  • Currently working as a Senior Business Analyst

 Shona Stanford

Calisthenics Background

  • Calisthenics competitor in SA for 22 years
  • Member of South Australian Intermediate State Team

Coaching experience and qualifications

  • Accredited Level 1 coach
  • Team coaching experience at all levels from Tinies through to Seniors across 3 states ( S.A, N.S.W. and Vic) since 1982
  • Graceful, Solo and Duo coach since 1985
  • State Team Coach in SA and inaugural NSW State Team
  • Pupil Skills Coach
  • Skills Coach of the Year – 2008
  • Co-Coached winning Division 1 Junior Team, 2013, 2014
  • Co-Coached Juniors to Champ Reserve Aggregate at CVI State Championships in 2015

Personal Qualifications

  • BA and Dip Ed (secondary)
  • 3 Children
  • Trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap

Laura Smith

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Calisthenics Background

  • Calisthenics pupil for 23 years.
  • Over 10 years as a Championship Calisthenics competitor
  • Crown foundation member
  • Ballarat Most Graceful Girl finalist
  • Member of Intermediate & Senior Victorian National Championship teams
  • Bronze Medallist

Coaching experience and qualifications

  • Level 1 coaching qualifications
  • Currently coaching Seniors after 4yrs with the Crown Intermediates
  • 10 years cadet/assistant coach at Crown – Juniors and Intermediate level
  • Coach of Junior & Intermediate Graceful, Calisthenic solo and duo’s

Personal Qualifications

  • Current employee at a large sporting organisation
  • Advanced Diploma of Events Management

Tanya Mears

Calisthenics Background

  • Calisthenics participant for 27 years, including 7 years as a Crown Senior
  • Ballarat Graceful Girl finalist on six occasions
  • Member of two winning Victorian State Senior teams
  • Member of multiple Crown state championship and Royal South Street winning teams
  • Bronze Medallist

Coaching experience and qualifications

  • Coach for 12 years across both Crown and Diamond Creek
  • Coached Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates, Seniors and Masters sections. In this time, moved the Diamond Creek Seniors from divisions 7 to 1.

Personal Qualifications

  • Bachelor of accounting and computing and work as a consultant in Cyber Security

Narelle Potter

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Calisthenics Background

  • Pupil for 20+ years (teams,calisthenics solos, graceful solos, state teams)
  • Crown Calisthenics Life Member
  • 1987 Gold Medal
  • Winner of Australian Calisthenics Federation, National Graceful Girl 1992
  • Winner of The Herald Sun Royal South Street  Graceful Girl 1992
  • 1992, 1993 Senior Team – National Champion (pupil)

Coaching experience and qualifications

  • Coach for 25 years (solos/teams/state teams/ pupil skills – medals)
  • Accredited A.C.F. Level 2 calisthenics coach
  • Presenter – various coaching topics/calisthenics conference/pupil skills.
  • Strength and conditioning presenter for Victorian and Interstate coaches and Adjudicators
  • Previously – skills examiner
  • 1994,1995,2002,2003,2006, Senior Team – National Champion (Coach)
  • Australian Sports Medal, 2000
  • A.C.F. 2010 Coach of the Year
  • A.C.F 10 year recognition award, 12 years involvement with A.C.F Nationals
  • Vicsport 2002/03 nomination for Coach of the Year
  • Vicsport 2003/04 nomination for Womens Sports Team Of The Year
  • A.C.F National Championships Stage manager 2012

 Personal Qualifications

  • Calisthenics related Achievements
  • Bachelor of Education (sec) – Dance,Health, Home Economics
  • Australian Pilates Method Association, Practitioner Level, Pilates Instructor
  • Lecturer Chisholm, Diploma of Pilates Instruction
  • Owner/Director Bodywise Pilates
  • Pilates and Chiball Instructor
  • Married with two teenage boys

Leah Street

Calisthenics Background

  • Calisthenics competitor for 24 years
  • A member of Crown for 10 years
  • Royal South Street Society Graceful Girl finalist, 7 times
  • Placed honourable mention at RSSS Graceful Girl in 2008 & 2009
  • Winner of the 17 years & over VCCA competition in 2007 (open reserve)
  • Competitor in graceful solo, calisthenics solo and duo’s since the age of 8
  • Competed in the Victorian Senior State Team 2014 at Hamer Hall
  • Represented Victoria in the Senior Graceful section at the National Championships in 2014
  • Bronze and Silver medallist
  • Recipient of the Jan Oates Memorial Trophy in 2012, awarded for Senior Excellence

Coaching Background

  • Qualified Level 1 Coach
  • Coach of calisthenics solos, graceful solos and duo’s including multiple state title winners
  • Assisted in the sub-juniors, juniors and intermediates at Crown

Personal Qualifications

  • Leah is a qualified Hairdresser and is returning back to Uni this year to commence a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Primary and Secondary Health and PE at Monash University.
  • Trained in classical ballet and Irish dancing
  • Performed in Celtic Illusion at Crown Casino