GA National Coach selected for Female Talent Program

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) have launched two new Talent Programs that will aim at addressing the under-representation of female sport executives and high performance coaches in Australian Sport.

Gymnastics Australia is proud to have our Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Talent Development Pathway Coach, Regan Molyneaux, selected to be involved in the High Performance Coaching Program.

Molyneaux is one of 33 women who will be partaking in these ground-breaking leadership programs, Molyneaux will look to use the experience to help drive greater diversity in Australian Sport, in particular, Gymnastics. 

“I am very pleased to have been offered a position within the AIS High Performance Talent Coach Program,” Molyneaux said.

“I am looking forward to identifying opportunities for coaches and discussing strategies to overcome barriers faced by Australian women working and volunteering as coaches across the country.   

“I endeavour to share my learnings and promote empowering leadership skills to support female coaches, program managers and officials within the sport to ensure gymnasts across the country are provided with the necessary high performing environments and technical expertise to reach their athletic potential.    

“The future of Australian Gymnastics Coaching Careers is positive with a participation growth of 9% in 2018.”

Sport Australia CEO, Kate Palmer said that the new Talent Programs have been designed to shift the mindsets and behaviours within Australian Sport.

“We want participants in these programs to be a part of that transformation. These programs will focus on building the personal skills of participants so they can maximize their professional development and drive change as influential leaders in sport,” Palmer said.

With Gymnastics in Australia continuing to grow each year, the need for more coaches is apparent. For Molyneaux being involved within this program she will be able demonstrate to women the importance of gender diversity within the sport.

Peter Conde, the AIS CEO is looking forward to seeing the growth from the High Performance Coaching Program.

“It’s encouraging to see female coaches from professional sporting codes embracing the opportunity to be part of these programs because we need a collective sport solution.”

The programs are set to begin at the end of this month, Gymnastics Australia wishes Molyneaux and the other 33 women selected all the best for the programs.