Surf Sports Coaching

DIRECTOR OF SURF SPORTS - Mark Williams
Mark Williams oversees all aspects of Surf Sports at the BMD Northcliffe Surf Club. Mark is a three times World Surf Race Champion, former Australian and Goodwill Games Surf Race Champion, 11 time Australian Team Representative and BMD Northcliffe Hall of Fame Inductee - 2004. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business/Marketing and was a previous owner of Dolphin Surfcraft for 5 years.

COACHING

BMD Northcliffe's coaching program caters for all abilities from the novice to the elite. We believe our Coaching structure and program is professional and world class. Our coaches are world leaders in their divisions and our facilities are second to none. Below is a breakdown of our Coaching Structure.

DIRECTOR OF HIGH PERFORMANCE - Shannon Eckstein
Shannon has been appointed to liaise and manage our Head Coaches in the development of our High Performance Program. He is undoubtedly the best ironman of all time, winning 8 x Australian Ironman Titles, 4  x World Ironman Titles, 9 x Kellogg's Ironman Series Champion and is the most successful athlete at the Australian Championships with 38 gold medals.

HEAD COACH : DEVELOPING & EMERGING TALENT - Gavin Hill
Gavin is the club's Head Coach for  our Under 14s through to Under 17s. He is also the Head Coach for our club swimming program. He has been a coach at the club for 15 seasons which has included both Nippers and Seniors. He has won numerous State, Australian and World Titles. He is a Level 3 Surf Coach and was an integral part of Shannon Eckstein and Courtney Hancock winning their Kellogg's Ironman Series and BMD Northcliffe winning the Australian Pointscore Championship and the World Pointscore Championship.
Gavin can be contacted on 0408854771.

HEAD COACH : SENIOR MEN - Kevin Morrison
Kevin is the club's Head Coach for our Open and U19 men. He has been a member of BMD Northcliffe for 10 seasons. He was vice captain of the NZ team which won the World Surf Pointscore in 2012. He is a 3 time NZ representative and has won numerous Australian medals for BMD Northcliffe. Kevin has a wealth of knowledge in board and ski paddling. Kevin can be contacted on 0450892027.

HEAD COACH : SENIOR WOMEN - Naomi Flood
Noami is the club's Head Coach for our Open and U19 women. She also develops the club's specialised ski program. Naomi is a former Nutri Grain Series Winner, Australian Ironwomen Champion, 6 x Australian Single Ski Champion and a 2012 Olympian.

SATELLITE COACH - LOU WILSON
Lou is the Head Coach at our sister club Lennox Head. He is a coach with the NSW North Coast Academy of Sport and coaches a small High Performance Squad which includes Northcliffe athletes living in Lennox Head.

Lou coaches all disciplines and in the past 2 years has produced State and Australian Champions in swim, board, ski, iron and 2k run. In 2010/11 his squad of 25 athletes produced 7 State and 5 Australian Champions.

SENIOR BEACH SPRINT COACH - John Smith
John Smith has over 50 years running experience. He is a two times Gold Coast Gift winner and has trained countless Australian Champions including Simon Harris - seven times Australian Beach Flags Champion.

SURF RESCUE COACH - Damien Moffrey
Damien Moffrey has coached BMD Northcliffe's Surf Rescue Team for the past 14 years. BMD Northcliffe has won 18 gold medals in this area at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and numerous silver and bronze medals. The Champion Patrol Team has won 13 Australian gold medals in 13 consecutive years. We have also had five Australian Champion Lifesavers.

BOATS

The Surf Boat section has developed over several years and BMD Northcliffe and has a strong focus on youth development. BMD Northcliffe Surf Club is the current under 19 and Reserve Grade Australian Championship title holders (2016). The club boasts a number of fully accredited senior sweeps and has a strong desire to also develop female rowing and new sweeps.  Our senior sweeps have swept, rowed  and coached crews to Australian, state and Branch finals.

The Surf Boat section also works very closely with all other club disciplines within the surf sports section and encourages cross training and engagement with those other disciplines. The club itself supports the Surf Boat section by providing the necessary resources and facilities to enable its members to maintain fitness and enjoy the benefits of being within a team environment

The Boat section is also very fortunate to have fully accredited trainers, assessors, coaches and officials which enables the club to train and develop lifesavers within the boat section itself - this supports the surf boat sections overall aim of developing youth in Surf Life Saving generally at BMD Northcliffe - Australian Champions.

If you would like any further details about joining our club and rowing surfing boats, please contact Mike Chep 0438180659

MASTERS COACH - Bruce Kolkka
In 2009 Bruce was inducted in Surf Life Saving Australia's Hall of Fame. Bruce has won an amazing 58 Australian Championships. He has coached the Masters Teams to a record breaking 12 Australian Masters Pointscore Championships out of the last 14.

JUNIOR HEAD COACH - Chris Redler
Chris joined our coaching team in 2010 guiding our members to their first ever Junior State Title. He joined Northcliffe in 1985 rowing boats before switching to individual board and iron competition winning numerous State and Australian Masters medals. He has over 7 years Junior coaching experience.

ASSISTANT JUNIOR COACH - Tiarne Smith
Tiarne Smith has been involved in Surf Life Saving for over 25 years. She has won 14 Open Australian gold medals and 30 Masters Australian gold medals. Tiarne brings a wealth of knowledge to the junior members of our club.

NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SURF SPORTS???
For more information on Coaching or any area of Surf Sports, please contact Mark Williams, our Director of Surf Sports- To Contact click here

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Location:
Cnr Garfield Terrace & Thornton Street,
Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217
Telephone: (07)5539 8091
Facsimile: (07) 5531 7071

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Postal Address:
BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club
Po Box 980, Surfers Paradise,
Queensland 4217,
Australia

 

 

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