Surfing Australia has an elite development program aimed at unifying elite coaches across the country for the greater good of the sport.
Surfing Australia has an elite development program aimed at unifying elite coaches across the country for the greater good of the sport. Che Chapman

Top surfing coaches’ chance to hone their skills

BEHIND nearly all of Australia’s best surfing talent there is or has been a mentor, confidant or, more commonly, a coach.

Recognising their importance, Surfing Australia selected 15 of the best Australian surf coaches to take part in a new elite development program.

Joining this group are four of Surfing Australia’s key high performance staff and one NSW Institute of Sport snowboard coach.

The group includes Matt Grainger, Ben Falvey, Jay Thompson, Samba Mann, Tim Macdonald, Dean Brady, Josh Fuller, Mike McAuliffe, Blake Johnston, Mick Cain, Dan Ross, Adam Robertson, Andy King, Clancy Dawson, Josh Secomb, Kate Wilcomes, Jenny Boggis, Amee Donohoe and Chad Collier.

Surfing Australia’s national coach Andy King spoke of the importance of unifying elite coaches across the country for the greater good of the sport.

“This new program will not only strengthen and unify the level at which Australia’s best elite coaches operate, but improve athlete performance across the board as well,” he said.

The first of three sessions on the Tweed Coast finished yesterday with two more to follow in August and November.



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