Trampoline Gymnastics High Performance Manager - Sam Palmer
Having worked at GNSW for a number of years, Sam manages the Trampoline Gymnastics & Tumbling High Performance Programs. After competing Tumbling on the International circuit for 9 years, gaining 3 Individual World titles, 2 Individual European titles, 7 World Cup Medals and leading teams to 3 medal placing’s on the world stage, Sam migrated to Australia in 2009. She has since, worked to assist with the development of Tumbling in Australia.
High Performance Coach - Dizmitri (Dima) Kachan
Dima began tumbling and trampoline at the age of 6 when he was scouted from a playground in his home town of Gomel in Belarus. He began attending one of the country’s best full time sport schools and by the age of 13 he had attained his ‘Master of Sport’ in Tumbling.
At 16 Dima chose to further his skills and joined the world renowned ‘Great Moscow Circus’. For the next 5 years Dima toured all over Russia and Europe performing in a variety of acrobatic numbers such as Russian Bar, Russian Swing and other Tumbling Troupes.
Dima has been coaching Gymnastics and Tumbling in Australia since 2008. In 2009 he worked hard on his own training as well and became both State and National Champion in Senior Men’s International Tumbling (Level 10).
Now he chooses to focus on the training and progression of the athletes at KSTP. He is a full time coach and along with his squad dedicates up to 30 hours each week in the gym. Due to the results of his athletes he has been granted his Advanced coaching accreditation, which is the highest level for tumbling in Australia. He is the National Tumbling Coach and is a Level 2 Tumbling Judge. Dima’s goal at the club is not to only to produce tumbling champions at KSTP, but tumbling champions in Australia’s future. Dima strives to help the children find the best in themselves. He believes that once a child has reached their full potential they can become champions.