Junior Development Coach
Kane first started surf lifesaving in 1985 in Devonport on Tasmania‘s North west coast.
At a very young age although weather conditions were very different to what we enjoyed today he was instantly drawn to the ocean, and quickly fell in love with the ocean through surf lifesaving and surfing.
Throughout his early years he represented Tasmania in state teams and travelled right around the country to compete at Aussie titles gaining some medals along the way. As he moved through the cadet ranks he chose to focus on board paddling and was proud to take out the gold at state titles in the under 21 division.
Fast forward to 2010 and out of all of the clubs on the southern Gold Coast he chose TH&C to give his daughters a wealth of knowledge in the ocean and hasn’t looked back.
For many years he assisted and then became age manager of two of his daughter’s age groups from there he was doing water safety at most sessions and two years ago was approached and asked if I would be interested in a coaching role of course he jumped at the opportunity.
Kane thoroughly enjoys his coaching and gains a huge amount of satisfaction in seeing our children build skills and knowledge of the ocean.
Kane is very proud of our wonderful little club and all of the amazing people that make it the best club in the country.
Hence, he is proud to coach, compete in masters in water and beach events along with being boardriding Captain.
Chelsea started as a Nipper at Broome Surf Lifesaving Club in Australia’s remote north-west and has since been a state representative for the Northern Territory twice before relocating to chase her goals on the Gold Coast. Since her relocation, prompted by a desire to train with Viking Athletics in the sprint and flag’s disciplines, she has become an Aussies finalist and silver medallist, continuing to work towards beach flag mastery.
Chelsea has gained critical insights into the world of grassroots through to high level sports coaching thanks to her esteemed mentors and long-term exposure to these environments. Thanks to her experiences, she has developed a passion for the personal development and mentoring of youth athletes to ensure they can reach their full athletic potential while maintaining enjoyment of their chosen sport.
Chelsea is soon to finish her double bachelor, inclusive of an exercise science degree, that will compliment her coaching ability with scientific research and athlete development studies.
Chelsea likes to take a nurturing and holistic approach to her coaching that ensures each athlete can optimise their performance while maintaining a sense of enjoyment.