Who is Calsac?

Calsac

CALSAC is responsible for the day to day running of all coaching administration in South Australia.

Our main areas of responsibility are to:

  • handle the memberships of CALSAC
  • provide all the various levels of coach education and qualification
  • provide all necessary updating
  • seminars/meetings/workshops for coaches
  • organise First Aid courses for coaches
  • provide a delegate to the C.A.S.A. Committee of Management
  • provide delegates to the Australian Calisthenic Federation Coaching Council (A.C.F.C.C.)

Council

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Council

  • President

    Danae McGregor

  • Vice President

    Meagan Cox

  • Treasurer

    Sally Hoskin

  • ASCA Rep

    Jenny Mead

  • Council Member

    Hayley Burgess

  • Council Member

    Sue Edward

  • Council Member

    Carolyn Fortune

  • Council Member & Social Media Co-ordinator

    Michaela Keast

  • Council Member

    Philippa White

  • Council Member

    Brooke Brown

  • Life Members

    Life Members

  • Council Members

    Taryn Oak, Kate Loveridge, Kylie Kurylowicz

President

Danae McGregor

Danae has been involved in Calisthenics since the age of 2 as a competitor, coach, examiner and now adjudicator.  Danae currently coaches Tinies, Intermediates and is assistant coach for the Senior Team  at Innovation Calisthenics and is a Life Member of Highbury Calisthenics where she spent 27 years as a competitor and coach.  Danae received a Parliamentary medal in 2009 for her contribution to Highbury Calisthenics as well as ACF Coach of Year in the same year.

Danae has always had a high level of interest in coach education presenting a number of seminars over the last 15 years in South Australia and around Australia and has been a past member of the CALSAC committee taking on a number of roles including CALSAC representative to CASA.  She is looking forward to assisting coaches into the next era of Calisthenics in South Australia.

Vice President

Meagan Cox

Some might say calisthenics is my life, and they wouldn't be too far off! I began calisthenics at the age of 4, competing for over 30 years in various teams, clubs and divisions. I loved representing my state, sport, club, coach, team and myself over that time however, I have now hung up the lycra and officially retired from performing! I am currently the Principal Coach at Carisbrook Calisthenics Club, a small but mighty club in the centre of Salisbury, and the Assistant Coach of the senior team at Gawler Calisthenics Club. I have been coaching for just over 10 years now and have taught all age groups (except masters) over a variety of divisions with varying degrees of calisthenics experience. I also teach graceful girls, solos, duos and calisthenics skills. I love sharing what I have learnt with my girls and I encourage them to run their own race, to step outside their comfort zones and to be proud confident versions of themselves. I believe there is ALWAYS time for fun and I enjoy sharing many special moments with my teams. I joined CALSAC in 2019 and in 2020 became Vice President. I am passionate about this committee and the role we play - without our talented, creative and qualified coaches we have no sport. 

Treasurer

Sally Hoskin

Sally started calisthenics in 1980, and has only recently stopped competing. She represented SA in several Ballarat teams in the 90’s. Once she was old enough she became a level 1 coach and since then has coached all age groups across different divisions. She started the Cherum calisthenics club in 2002 and remains their principal coach while also coaching currently at Innovation. Her daughter is also an enthusiastic Cali girl who has represented the state in both Darwin and National teams. Sally has worked in the CASA office for many years and joined CALSAC as treasurer several years ago.

ASCA Rep

Jenny Mead

Jenny has been involved in Calisthenics for over 40 years as a pupil, coach and now adjudicator. She has competed at the highest level, culminating as a competitor in the RSSS Senior Championship section. Jenny was also a winner of National Senior Graceful Girl (Australian Society of Calisthenics, 1983), achieved Gold Medal in Skills and was a competitor at Ridgehaven Calisthenics Club coached by Christine Nightingale followed by Clearview and Marden Calisthenics Colleges, coached by Barb Prizrenac. Jenny has been a level 1 coach since 2001 and has coached across all age groups in teams and solos with much success. Jenny has been a member of ASCA since 2013 and her adjudicator appointments have included Interstate, Local Competitions and the inaugural New Zealand Solo, Duo Competition. Jenny has had a long-standing commitment to both coach and pupil education in improving technique, strength and conditioning and has presented at State mini conferences /seminars and National conferences.

Council Member

Sue Edward

Sue started as a Sub Junior as well as a Junior at Bay Girls Club. As an intermediate she made the move to Plympton Park where she continued onto until a senior. In her years as a participant Sue represented our State for 4 years as an intermediate and a senior. Sue has coached all age groups from tinies through to seniors. Sue began her coaching career at Hamilton Park Calisthenic Club along with Co-coaching at Plympton Park Calisthenic Club. After Sue’s years at Hamilton and Plympton Park she began coaching at Seacliff Calisthenics Club and has taught the Competitive Tinies for the past 35 years. Sue is also a dedicated Pupil Skills coach being involved in the Skills Program since its inception and presenting many Prep Days for all girls involved.

Council Member

Carolyn Fortune

This is Carolyn’s fifty ninth year of involvement in the sport of Calisthenics! Carolyn participated as a competitor for 31 years, competing in Victoria and South Australia, has been coaching for 48 years and have been actively involved in administration at club, state and National level for 26 years. Both her daughters have competed from Tinies to Masters and are still competing. Her eldest daughter has been coaching for 16 years and her youngest daughter is undertaking her Level 1 this year (her sons also participated as tinies and sub-juniors). Currently Carolyn presents coaching courses, assesses and mentors new coaches and assists her daughter with detailing and costuming for her teams and solo/duos. You would also recognise Carolyn’s voice from chairing competitions. Currently Carolyn is the ACFCC (Australian Calisthenic Federation Coaching Committee) Director of Coaching, Past President of CALSAC (Calisthenics SA Coaches Association), past vice president and member of CASA (the Calisthenic Association of South Australia). Carolyn has been awarded life membership of ACF, CALSAC, CASA, the Brighton Calisthenic Club, and the Port Lincoln Calisthenic Club.

Council Member

Michaela Keast

Michaela has been involved in calisthenics for 20 years, competing in almost all ages and divisions in SA. She has also been involved in various SA state teams. Michaela began choreographing her own graceful girls and solos at fourteen under the coaching supervision of her mum, gaining my Level One accreditation as soon as she was eligible. Throughout her short coaching career, Michaela has coached a team in every division in SA, as well as assisting both Darwin Development teams and National teams. 

Council Member

Philippa White

Pip has been involved in Calisthenics since the age of 2 and a half and still participates as a team member in the Burnside Senior Team. Pip has represented many State and National teams which she has found to be amazing experiences. Pip has been a Level 1 Coach for 18 years, coaching at club level as well as state/national teams, and before becoming a coach Pip assisted multiple teams. Pip is currently the Tinies and Juniors coach at Jem Calisthenics club as well as helping out our other age groups which she loves. Pip coaches many graceful, solos and duos each year which is very rewarding to see the improvement and how much the girls enjoy performing on stage. In 2019 Pip received her received 15-year service award for ACF nationals for all her dedication. 

Council Member

Brooke Brown

As a reflective practitioner, Brooke constantly evaluates her own personal teaching and learning using feedback from students and other like-minded professionals.  With a diverse knowledge of various dance styles which she has developed from over 14 years of dedicated teaching and 30 years of learning and performing.  Brooke has very high expectations of both herself and her students and strongly believes Calisthenics has taught her many life skills such as, resilience, determination, teamwork, self-confidence and self-worth but most important a hunger for success and the ability to reach her goals. Brooke has delivered seminars on Classical Technique and effective use of DLP’s at Adjudicators seminars, as well as many seminars for the level 1 coaching course. Brooke currently runs calisthenics extension classes which has over 150 kids involved from clubs all over SA.

Brooke has begun her own Not for Profit company that will run Eisteddfods involving Calisthenics both individually and teams to raise money to put back into local Calisthenics. Brooke is extremely passionate about the sport of Calisthenics and looks forward to dedicating many more years to the sport.

Life Members

Life Members

Life Membership may be bestowed on any person who has rendered such services as would entitle them to this distinction, and they must be elected by a three-quarter majority vote of members at the A.G.M.

Jan Rogers, 5 February 1995
Helen Broad, 11 February 2001
Sharron Stubbs, 13 February 2005
Meredith Phillis, 13 February 2005
Diane Winterling, 12 February 2006
Carolyn Fortune, 7 February 2010
Dianne Nicholls, 7 February 2010
Leonie Parker, 7 February 2010
Glenys Anderson, 6 February 2011
Michelle Gaffney, 12 February 2012
Judi Rowe, 12 February 2012
Heather O'Connor 12 February 2017
Sue Edward 28th February 2020
Sarah Fortune 28th February 2020

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