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We are currently looking for a Daytime and After School Casual Coaches. If you would like to join our team of fantastic coaches please enquire at the office or email your CV to marketing@Olympia.org.nz

Artistic Gymnastics
David Colvin
David Colvin has an exceptional talent in men’s gymnastics which he brings to New Zealand. He has an international record of success over the last decade and extensive knowledge of current gymnastic trends. The United Kingdom has in recent years become one of the powerhouse’s of men’s gymnastics and David has competed and trained with their top coaches and gymnasts for many years.

David has also competed in gymnastics as recently as 2009, demonstrating that he holds the most up to date knowledge of international techniques and trends.
David Colvin’s achievements include:

  • A member of the British National Squad, representing the UK in international competitions for 10 years
  • Selected to represent Great Britain at the 2003 World Championships
  • Selected to the Olympic Training Squad for the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Awarded the prestigious “Master Gymnast” award by British Gymnastics for his exceptional results,   dedication and service to gymnastics
  • Studying gymnastics and coaching under some of the top coaches in Great Britain

Angela Meier
Angela is Olympia's senior coach to the intermediate and senior steps Womens Artistic Gymnastics programme.  Angela's senior gymnasts have had podium all around and apparatus placings at the Aloha Gymnastics Festival in Hawaii in both 2011 and 2012 as New Zealand representatives.  Angela currently coaches WAG Steps 5-10 and also has the role of Olympia's Artistic Code Manager as well as holding a Level 2 WAG Judging qualification.

Andrey Nilov
Andrey is an internationally recognised Coach having been an honoured coach of the Republic of Uzbekistan since 1991.  Andrey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Culture, Gymnastics and holds a Master of Sport.  He has over 25 years of coaching experience in gymnastics and has coached many world class gymnasts including Olympic Champions.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Elena Mesheryakova
Elena was born in Uzbekistan and completed her own gymnastics career representing the country up to World Championship level.  Elena was employed for 9 years by the Malaysian Sport National Organisation as the Elite development coach producing podium results on the World stage including a Commonwealth Games Gold medal.

With a background in Brevet Judging for Uzbekistan and heavily involved in the international rhythmic scene Elena ensures the latest trends are included in our programmes and her choreography is especially dynamic and enjoyed by all of her gymnasts.

Alex Nilov
Alex comes to us from Kazakhstan where he has been involved in coaching world class athletes who have regularly been  on the podium of many elite events including the World Age Group Champs and other FIG prestigious events. As an athlete himself, and being coached by world class coaches, Alex has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience with the latest trends in trampoline internationally. He has a Masters Degree in Trampoline Sports Science. Alex is also a Brevet Trampoline Judge.