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Agnes Sajgal

Head Coach

Agnes has a Master Degree of Physical Education, and also a L3 International Acrobatics Coach diploma. She was the member of the Hungarian Acrobatics Elite Squad for 8 years, her best results are 2nd at the Junior World Championship in the Women’s Pair category, 4th at the European Championship, 5th at the Senior World Championship.

Agi moved to Australia in 1996 and started working at BJ’s Academy of Gymnastics and Acrobatics.

In her first year at the Academy she prepared the 1st Australian Women’s pair ever to compete at Junior World Championship. Since then Agi became the Acrobatics Head Coach of Gladesville RSL Youth Club, she has also been the head coach for the Australian Team 5 times, and she was awarded as the Elite Coach of the Year 6 times.

Attila Janda

Development / KG Coach

Attila has a Level 2 Mag Coaches Certificate, a Level 2 Wag Coaches Certificate, a Master Degree of Physical Educationa Senior First Aid Certificate and a Certificate IV in massage.

He is an experienced skill development and levels coach.

Alexandra Leeder

Club Program Manager
Accreditation: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Coaching.
Acro: Advance Silver Coaching, WAG: Intermediate, English accreditation’s: Gymnastics for all & Tumbling.
 
Experience: Alex trained and competed in gymnastics in England until she was 18 years old, she started in WAG but moved to Acro & Tumbling. She began coaching as an assistant at the age of 13 and has been coaching for the last 14 years. She moved to Australia in 2014 and started at AAGI, coaching both WAG & Acro as well as being the club program manager. 
 
Life Motto: I’ve failed over and over again in life and that is why I succeed – Michael Jordan
 
Hobbies: Travelling

Rebecca Buckton

WAG Coach Levels 5-7
AccreditationWAG Advance Coach, WAG Intermediate Judge (working towards advance)
 
Experience: Rebecca has been coaching for more than 25 years in various competitive programs mainly throughout Victoria.  After she moved to Sydney she took a 10 year break from coaching due to travelling constantly for work.  Once her children became interested in gymnastics she resumed coaching and regained her accreditations.
 
Interesting fact: Rebecca consults in IT when she is not in the gym.  She also used to compete the Wrap Hecht dismount on bars (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G0zLuvSsfU)
 
Life motto: “I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have” (Thomas Jefferson)
 
Hobbies: Skiing, running and renovating.

Tess Moran

Recreational Supervisor & WAG Levels 1-5 coach
Accreditation: WAG Intermediate Coach and Beginner WAG judge
 
Experience: Tess started gymnastics when she was 4 years old, not long after she was selected for a competitive group and continued to train until she was 16. She started out as an assistant coach when she was just 12/13 years old. She then started coaching full time in 2011 where she took the little ones from 12 months right up to the oldest recreational kids. She was also given the opportunity to take a competitive squad and hasn’t stopped since. While shes most passionate about the lower competitive WAG levels, she loves teaching all ages and giving everyone the opportunity to be their best.
 
Hobbies: soccer, softball, and camping
 
Life Mottos: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” 
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Ailie Donald

Recreational Program coordinator/L1-2 WAG Coach

Accreditation: WAG intermediate coach, Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze medallion

Experience: Ailie started coaching at AAGI in 2019. She trained and competed in WAG throughout her childhood until 2013 where she then moved on to train in tumbling until 2019.

Hobby: soccer, teaching, travelling, and spending time with loved ones

Life motto: Impossible is for the unwilling

Anna Brown

Recreational Coach, Acro Levels 1-4 Coach
Accreditation: Intermediate Acro Coach, Intermediate Acro Judge
Hobby: She enjoys spending time training in Acrobatics.
Self motto: “It’s not about being the best, it’s about being better than you were yesterday”
 
Interesting fact: Anna represented NSW at the 2018 & 2019 National Championships

Millie Hulst

Acro Intermediate Coach

Accreditation: Intermediate Acro Coach

Experience: Millie has been training acrobatics for 16 years (and counting), she is in the High-Performance program. Millie won 7 National Titles, represented Australia at 3 international competitions, won 2nd place at the FIAC championship in Belgium. Millie started coaching at AAGI 2 years ago.

Hobbies: Walking my dog Eddie, surfing, going on camping holidays

Life motto: Put 110% into everything you do

Paige O'Brien

Recreation Coach

Accreditation: Intermediate Acro Coach

Experience: Paige started recreational gymnastics in 2007 when she was only 4.  A year later she started training and competing in Acrobatics up until December 2020. Paige was a member of the National Squad, won 4 National Titles and represented Australia at an International Event. She has been coaching recreational gymnastics since 2018, and now also teaches senior recreational, acro development and kindergym classes.

Hobbies: shopping, swimming in my pool

Life motto: “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

Hannah Hughes

Junior Assistant Coach
Lvl 1-2 WAG assistant Coach
Acrobatics Lvl 1-3 assistant coach
Accreditation: Beginner Coach
Hobby: Training in acrobatics
Motto: “Train like your competing, compete like your training”

Macy Melrose

L1-2 WAG Coach
Accreditation: Beginners Coach
Experience: Macy was a competitive artistic gymnast for 9 yrs she reached level 10. Represented NSW at the National Championships twice. Border challenge Vault champion in level 7&9. Macy started coaching at AAGI in 2019
Hobby: Listening to music, going to the beach, catching up with friends
Motto: Work hard play hard

Petra Janda

Mini development Coach

Accreditation: Intermediate Acro Coach, Intermediate Acro Judge

Experience: Petra has been coaching for 5 years at AAGI. She has also been competing in Acrobatics for 10 years competing in the World Championships and being selected onto the national team multiple times. Petra is a member of the national squad and has won multiple national titles.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, going to the beach and astronomy

Life motto: Tough times don’t last; tough people do

Zoe Ritter

PreLevels/L1-2 WAG Coach

Accreditation: Intermediate WAG coach

Experience: Zoe trained in artistic gymnastics for 12 years and also competed in Singapore. She has been a coach at AAGI since 2019

Hobbies: Gymnastics, surfing, and listening to any song by Justin Bieber on repeat until my phone dies

Life motto: Hakuna Matata

Millie Mardon

Recreation and Acro assistant coach

Accreditation – beginner coach

Experience – Millie has been doing gymnastics since the age of three and started her WAG levels when she was in year 2 (8 years old), she then changed to acrobatics at the age of 9. Millie has been coaching at AAGI for a year.

Hobbies – I love all exercise, running, fitness, I love all sports, especially when I can be getting my fitness in as well as having fun!! I love the beach and also love coaching at the gym I try to put a smile on every kid’s face and help them reach their full potential, I also work as a volunteer lifesaver

Life motto – Be the happiest person You can be and the best version of yourself.

Scarlett O'Brien

Recreation and WAG assistant coach

Experience: Scarlett has been coaching Gymnastics since 2020. She trained WAG at  for 8 years.

Hobbies: I love going to the beach, listening to music, and of course coaching!

Life motto: “Progress, not perfection.”

AAGI Contact Info

Academy of Acrobatics and Gymnastics International is located right behind Warringah Mall.

5A/106 Old Pittwater Rd
Brookvale, NSW 2100

(02) 9938 2017
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Milly Taylor

Recreational Coach & WAG assistant coach

Accreditation – beginner coach

Experience – Milly has trained WAG gymnastics at AAGI since 2013 and reached level 9. In 2020 she started Acrobatics and has been coaching at AAGI from the start of 2021.

Hobbies – Cooking and training for acrobatics

Life motto -“ A positive mindset brings positive things”

 

Callia Ward

Recreational Coach & ACRO assistant coach

Accreditation – beginner coach

Experience – Callia has started acrobatics when she was 8 and has been coaching at AAGI since 2019. She placed first overall at the 2021 Australian Gymnastics Championships in acrobatics gymnastics and qualified for the Australian National Squad. 

Hobbies – I love learning tricks in Acrobatics, going to the beach and cooking

Life motto – Don’t focus on the pain, focus on the progress

 
 

Our purpose is to share our high level experience with the children to improve their gross and fine motor skills, to help them learn and love sport for life, to teach them the basics of all sports and to enhance co-ordination, agility for body awareness and balance.