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Meet the Leawarra Coaches

All coaches at Leawarra Calisthenic Club hold current Level 1 VCCA Accreditations, as well as current Level 1 First Aid Certificates and Working With Children Checks. Coaches are required to continually update their skills (including first aid) by attending various meetings and seminars conducted by the Victorian Calisthenics Coaches Association (VCCA).




REBECCA MIODDUSZEWSKI - Cali Dance/Tots

Bec began her calisthenics career at the age of three as a tot at Chelsea Girls Club. After five years she moved to Leawarra to join the inaugural juniors team coach by her mum (Margaret Lewry) in 1989. She continued competing right through to seniors and began assisting multiple sections and coaching solos. After 14 years of competing and coaching at Leawarra, Bec took a break to travel and spent five years living and teaching in New Zealand and London. In 2011 she returned to become a founding member of the Leawarra masters team. Bec is now looking forward to working with the tots in 2017.






TRACEY BURNS - Tinies
Tracey began calisthenics at age 3 in 1989. She attended Dandenong Calisthenics Club for 5 years before moving to Jeaden Calisthenics College where she competed at Championship level until the end of Intermediates. Tracey then moved to Emmanuel as a Senior and now competes in Masters with Kingston Gold. She competed in solo competitions for 15 years with the highlight being winning the 17 years and over Open Calisthenic Solo section at CVI in 2003. Tracey became a qualified Level 1 coach in 2005 and has thoroughly enjoyed coaching a variety of soloists and teams. She coached Kingston Tinies for four years, taking them from Division 6 to Division 2, and Kingston Sub Juniors for nine years, taking them from Division 4 to Division 1 and achieving several CVI and Ballarat aggregates along the way. Tracey has also had four CVI winning solos/duos. She was in the Victorian Senior State Team in 2005 and 2007, and coached the Victorian Sub Junior State Team in 2011 and 2012, achieving runners up on both occasions. Tracey was also awarded CVI Coach of the Year in 2010. She is now really looking forward to sharing her love of calisthenics with the Leawarra Tinies.



JANINE PURVIS - Sub Juniors

Janine began calisthenics at age 3, with St Aidan's Calisthenic Club. She began her coaching career in 1988 and in 1989, Leawarra Calisthenic Club was formed. Janine started coaching the Tiny Tots, Tinies and Sub Junior sections and has had many successes coaching. In addition to team work, she has coached many soloists, including the 2nd placegetter for the Junior Graceful Solo in the 1997 National Championships. Janine is proud to have also coached the Victorian State Team Sub Juniors in 1992 and 1996, coming runners up at the National Championships on both occasions, and being the assistant coach to the Victorian State Team Sub Juniors in 1991 ( runners up), and in 1994 assisting the State Team Juniors. Nothing makes Janine prouder than seeing the girls she has coached move on through the club, their love of calisthenics continually growing and then seeing them as Seniors.



JESSICA DUFFIELD - Juniors

Jessica commenced her calisthenic career in 1987 at Delwarrin Calisthenic Club, which later became Leawarra Calisthenic Club in 1989. She has been a pupil at Leawarra from tinies through to seniors, and most recently masters. Awarded several Most Consistent awards throughout her career, along with the perpetual Best Senior Girl award as a first year senior, highlights of her career would be winning a multitude of CVI and Ballarat aggregates as part of sub junior, junior and intermediate teams. Jessica has competed in numerous calisthenic and graceful solos, achieving fantastic results – most notably winning her CVI graceful solo as a 16 year old in 1998. Jessica commenced her coaching career in 1996 assisting the sub juniors for several years, before taking a break from calisthenics. In 2011, Jessica obtained her Level 1 coaching accreditation and returned to Leawarra as an assistant coach. In 2013, Jessica was appointed head coach of the juniors – during this time, her juniors have moved quickly from Division 5 to Championship Reserve enjoying many aggregate and reserve aggregate wins along the way. Highlights from her coaching career would be her junior team winning back to back CVI State Championship competitions in 2014 and 2015, and coaching a CVI winning soloist in 2015. Jessica was humbled to receive a prestigious Life Membership of the Leawarra Calisthenic Club in 2015, and her 20 year service medal in 2016. She is looking forward to another fun-filled year ahead with the Leawarra juniors!


LAUREN JONAS - Intermediates
& Seniors
Lauren began her calisthenics career in 1988 as a member of the Berwick Calisthenics
Club Tinies team. As a second year Junior, she moved to Leawarra Calisthenic Club and stayed right through to her final year of Intermediates. Re-joining the Seniors team at Berwick CC in 2001, Lauren found a penchant for choreography and completed her level 1 accreditation in 2004. In 2005 Lauren was took on a coaching role with both Intermediates and Sub Junior teams at Berwick, where she won the Vidler Family most successful item award for two sub junior items. After four years of coaching Intermediates, Lauren took some time away from calisthenics to travel – finding herself settling in Darwin and fell back into a coaching role in 2014 at Top End Calisthenics Club. Co-coaching the intermediate team she won the perpetual award for most successful aesthetics item at the NTCA Team Championships. Lauren has now returned to Victoria and Leawarra and is looking forward to another year coaching the Inters and Seniors.


LAURA SMITH - Seniors
Laura began calisthenics at age 10 as a junior with Leawarra Calisthenics Club in 1996. She attended Leawarra for 6 years, competing in team and solo competitions before taking a break to pursue her dream of becoming a psychologist. Laura found her love of calisthenics again in 2012 when she returned as a master at Leawarra, and competed for four years. Since then, Laura?s focus has shifted to coaching and she completed her Level 1 accreditation in 2017. Laura has enjoyed assisting the Kingston Seniors team in 2016 and the Leawarra Intermediates team for the past two years. She is greatly looking forward to making her coaching debut as co-coach with the Leawarra Seniors team in 2018.




MARGARET LEWRY - Masters
Margaret started calisthenics career at 3, at Chelsea Girls Calisthenic College. She competed with Chelsea for 28 years, and was awarded Life Membership there in 1985. Margaret began her coaching career at St Aiden's Calisthenic Club in Carrum, where she
taught for 8 years. Margaret then moved on and became a founding member of the Leawarra Calisthenic Club. She started coaching the Junior section in 1989, and continued until 2000. During her time as the junior coach, her teams won Ballarat in 1991, and again in 1997. In 1998 and 1999 her Juniors were runners up at Ballarat, and CVI winners in 1991, 1992, 1997 and 1998; CVI runners up in 1993. In 1991, Margaret also took on coaching the Leawarra intermediate section until 1998, where during her time they won Ballarat in 1992, and were runners up in 1991 and 1996. Again, the intermediates enjoyed much success under her direction also winning CVI in 1992 and 1994, and runners up in 1996 and 1998. In 2001, Margaret moved her coaching career to the senior section, until her retirement in 2003. In 2001 her seniors were winners at Ballarat, and CVI runners up in 2002. Margaret was awarded Life Membership of the Leawarra Calisthenic Club in 2003 and now enjoys coaching the Masters.