Coaching PD at the PUB - Featuring the Legendary Kelvin Giles

Put Kids First – The HEART of Sports Teaching

“Australia has only about 300,000 nine-year-olds. The nation can't afford to lose any,” Mr Giles said.

“Once we know how people learn things - that should be the way we coach them.”

Kelvin and Alfie.jpg

Hi learning peers, Coach Gunny Grassroots Consulting (me), is pleased to invite all caring adults to 'Coaching PD at the Pub' with Kelvin Giles, Mr. Henderson's Sandgate, Thursday, September 13, 6pm-7:30pm.  100 attendees only and filling fast.  $20 per ticket gets a drink and nibbles.  All money donated to 'Heart of Australia.  Thanks to Mr. Henderson's, Movement Dynamics Consultancy and Dr Gert-Jan Pepping of Australian Catholic University for supporting.  Also, thanks to our first 'Silver' sponsor and wonderful local business, Bel and team from Cross Fit 4017 for their amazing donation to the Heart of Australia medical service.  Please find links to all who have made this possible:  Kelvin Giles,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/behavioural_and_health_sciences/courses/postgraduate_programs/high_performance_sport/our_high_performance_sport_experts/gert_jan_pepping  Gert-Jan Pepping  Supporting Venue  All funds going to this important medical service

"Engaging children and putting the ‘heart’ back into their sport coaching,” Mr Gunn said.

Girls Smiling.jpg

Coaching PD at the PUB

Do you want an informal evening of professional learning in a pub? Then this workshop offers loads of practical personal development in laid back surroundings. Hone your coaching and parenting skills, hear from world renowned presenters, enjoy a beverage and have fun!

This will be an opportunity to dream of better sporting kids’ outcomes and network with others. The exciting opportunity presents world’s best coaching theory but also provide practical support and practical guidance for coaches, trainers, teachers and care-givers in any fields, to: 
‘Put Kids First – The HEART of Sports Teaching’!
This sharing event is facilitated by enthusiastic Brisbane coach Craig Gunn “Coach Gunny” and involves amazing research discussion from Dr. Gert-Jan Pepping, Australian Catholic University, plus, practical yarns from legendary ground-breaking coach, Kelvin Giles. The collaborative inspiration fostered provides educators a platform to work together and help develop and retain our young people as physical learners for life! Together as learners we have the resources and structure to support you in fostering young people and organisations address youth drop-out through ‘real’ engagement.

Over his storied career Mr Giles has been the Head Coach of both the English and Australian Track and Field teams, the Director of Performance at the Brisbane Broncos, Director of Strength and Conditioning at the Queensland Academy of Sport and the head of Australian Rugby Union’s Elite Player Development.  However, Giles who was recently judged one of the most influential figures in the Bronco’s 30-year history, has urged a re-think of engagement measures for children to address falling participation in physical activity.

“Australia has only about 300,000 nine-year-olds. The nation can't afford to lose any,” Mr Giles said.

“Once we know how people learn things - that should be the way we coach them.”
Other speakers at the event would include Dr Gert-Jan Pepping, Deputy Head of Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, himself a known educator in the youth and athlete development space.

Mr Gunn said the event was not targeted at a particular sport but would talk about the principles of, “engaging children and putting the ‘heart’ back into their sport coaching.”  

Hope to see you there!!!

Coaching PD at the Pub! 6-7.30pm, Thursday 13 September 2018 (5:30pm for a 6pm start) Mr Henderson, 69 Brighton Road, Sandgate Cost: $20 (includes large drink and nibbles) All money raised will be donated to Heart of Australia

RSVP & sponsorship inquiry: Craig 0431311070,

100 tickets only

Deposits made with ‘PD’ to CBA “CC and TM Gunn” BSB064175 A/c 1021 9559

Thanks MOST importantly to our amazing SILVER sponsor, CrossFit 4017!!!

Crossfit 4017 - Silver Sponsor.png

About Us

CrossFit 4017 is located in Sandgate, North Brisbane, on the bay. We are 20 mins from Brisbane airport and 30 mins from Brisbane CBD.

CrossFit 4017 Vision:

To be the most inclusive and supportive CrossFit affiliate.

CrossFit 4017 Mission:

Provide professional coaching and world-class programming to support every level of fitness, its development and maintenance.

What does this mean?

·         If you’re a long term Crossfitter,  we can support you on your continued Crossfit journey of life long health and fitness or competition aspirations (We have additional programming for competitive athletes) 

·         If your are new to CrossFit we can provide you with a welcoming inclusive, community environment to kick start your health goals and CrossFit journey

·         If you have pre-existing injuries we can assist you with your rehab

·         If you have weight lose goals we can kick start your journey

CrossFit 4017 reflects the wider 4017 community in its unique bayside feel. It’s like a small town atmosphere in a modern city setting.

We draw our knowledge and experience from the best and come with a life time of passion, experience and knowledge in healthy training and competitive training.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Happy learning and sharing communities are the best for the future of our kids!!! (Coach Gunny)

Happy learning and sharing communities are the best for the future of our kids!!! (Coach Gunny)

Yours in learning, caring and sharing, Coach Gunny