Meet Our Team of Coaches

Gerhard Swiegers

Gerhard Swiegers

MAG Head Coach and Gym Owner

Coaching Qualifications: FIG 2. Safeguarding Officer.

Judging Qualifications: Level 2 MAG.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Protea Gymnast MAG 2002 – 2006.

Personal Interest: Gymnastics club owner since 2014. Great interest in human performance. Love outdoors and DIY projects.

Tabo Mkandawire

Tabo Mkandawire

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: FIG 2.

Judging Qualifications: Level 1 MAG.

Other applicable qualifications Matric, Currently completing an Occupation Health and Safety diploma via NOSA.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: MAG Senior Olympic Gymnast, African Champion on High bar 2012. 4 Years Acrobatic Gymnastics (World age Groups). Cadet Level 2. MAG Coach of the Year 2021.

Personal Interest: Sports fanatic, a big fan of outdoor activities and loves a good steak.

JC Nel

JC Nel

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: FIG 1, Gymnastics Leader, Parkour Level 1, Safeguarding, First aid level 1, Maties gymnastics head coach, FIG Safeguarding.

Judging Qualifications: Level 1 MAG, Level 1 Parkour.

Other applicable qualifications: Full time student studying law @ University of Stellenbosch. Linguistics (Russian, German, Turkish).

Gymnastics Experience/Level: 10 Years competing in Mens Artistic Gymnastics at various National Championships.

Personal Interest: Interest in private and international law.

Caleb Baadjes

Caleb Baadjes

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: FIG 1, Safeguarding

Judging Qualifications:

Other applicable qualifications: Parkour level 1, First aid level 3, Head coach at Maties Gymnastics, Personal trainer, Cheerleading coach.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: 15 years of competing in Gymnastics, 11 years of Coaching, Gymnastrada silver medalist.

Personal interest: Playing sport, I love working with children and teaching them life skills that will make their future brighter, Joking around and smiling.

Christiaan Miles

Christiaan Miles

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: Level 1 MAG, FIG 1.

Judging Qualifications:

Other applicable qualifications: Welding quailification NQF 3, First Aid Level 2.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Level 9 MAG.

Personal Interest: Motorcross.

Eben de Klerk

Eben de Klerk

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: GL coaching course.

Judging Qualifications:

Other applicable qualifications: First aid.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Gymnast for 8 years, SA Champ for 2 years.

Personal interest: Woodwork, Parkour

Paul Visser

Paul Visser

WAG Coach

Coaching Qualification: WAG FIG 2 and MAG FIG 2

Judging Qualification: WAG Level 1 and MAG Kadet level 1

Gymnastics Experience/Level 15+ years as gymnast, Senior Olympic and 6+ years as a coach

Personal Interest: Extreme Sports, Hiking and rock climbing.

Daniel Meyer

Daniel Meyer

MAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: GL coaching course, Generic coaching course.

Judging Qualifications: Level 1 MAG

Other applicable qualifications: Matric

Gymnastics Experience/Level: 10 years + MAG gymnast, Junior Olympic level, Represented South Africa at Memorial Cup in Serbia 2022, Currently training Senior Olympic level.

Personal interest: Traveling, Woodwork, Designing new buildings, I want the best for the next generation of SA gymnasts and helping them reach the HP program.

Leoné Verster

Leoné Verster

WAG Head Coach and Owner of Jolly Tots

Coaching Qualifications: FIG 1, Maties Head Coach.

Judging Qualifications: Level 2 WAG.

Other applicable qualifications: BSC Hon Kinderkinetics, BA Sport Science.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Level 7 WAG Gymnast, 10 Years coaching experience.

Personal Interest: Owner and Manager of Jolly Tots Kinderkinetics, Psychology major and highly value special needs kids. Professional mountain biker.

Dayna Janson

Dayna Janson

WAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: GL Coaching Course, Level 1 WAG

Judging Qualifications: Level 3 WAG.

Other applicable qualifications: Bsc Honours in Performance sport, Specialized Conditioning coach.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Artistic Gymnastics – Olympic Entry level, Junior South African colors received at Olympic Hopes 2015.

Personal Interest: Loves the outdoors, bird watching and camping.

Janée Kotzé

Janée Kotzé

WAG Coach

Coaching Qualifications: GL Coaching Course, WAG level 1.

Judging Qualifications: Level 2 WAG.

Other applicable qualifications: Diploma in Sports and Exercise, First-Aid level 3, Sport Massage.

Gymnastics Experience/Level: 9 Years competing in Rhythmic, Acro and Mini Trampoline Gymnastics.

Personal Interest: Sport massaging events, being in the outdoors and discovering new places.

Danelle Groenewald

Danelle Groenewald

WAG Coach

Coaching Qualification: FIG Level 1

Judging Qualifications: SA Level 3 WAG

Other applicable qualifications: BComm Financial Management, First Aid

Gymnastics Experience/Level: Gymnast of 7 years, Coaching for 15 years

Personal interest: Gymnastics is one of my biggest personal interest, not just as a job. Working with kids and learning from them. Spending time with my husband, baby boy, family and friends.

Alicia van Breda

Alicia van Breda

Financial Administrator

Qualifications: Degree in Credit Risk management and Diploma in Project Management, 32 years of work experience.

Personal Interest: Reading, love the outdoors (hiking, camping, etc.) Cycling.

 
 
 
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