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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.

Coaches
Mark Williams
Manager 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.

Shannon Eckstein
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, 5 x World Ironman Titles, 9 x Kellogg's Ironman Series Champion.

Kevin Morrison
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 since 2008. 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.

Naomi Flood
Head Coach: Senior Women

Naomi Flood

Naomi 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 Ironwoman Champion, 6 x Australian Single Ski Champion and a 2012 & 2016 Olympian. Naomi can be contacted on 0401 721 682.

Gavin Hill
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. 

Gavin can be contacted on 0408 854 771.

Melinda Jackson
Pool Rescue

Mel Jackson

This section has had dramatic growth within our Club last season under the guidance of Head Coach Mel Jackson. She brings a wealth of knowledge to this sport. Under her guidance the Club won the 2017 QLD Pool Rescue Pointscore. Mel can be contacted on 0424617098

Damien Clayphan
Boats

Damien Clayphan

Damien Clayphan heads up our boat section. He has coached and swept 9 Australian Champion crews and is now equal of the most gold medals won by a sweep at all Australian Championships. He is in the Hall of Fame for the ASRL. Damien can be contacted on 0412740602.

Trent Rowe
Surf Rescue Coach

Trent Rowe

Trent Rowe has been the leader of BMD Northcliffe's Surf Rescue Team for the past 15 years. BMD Northcliffe has won 25 gold medals in this area at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and numerous silver and bronze medals. The Champion Patrol Team won 13 Australian gold medals in 13 consecutive years. Trent can be contacted on 0421231590.

John Smith
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. 

Bruce Kolkka
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.
 

Chris Redler
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 12 years Junior coaching experience. Chris can be contacted on 0424 257 112

Tiarne Smith
Assistant Junior Coach

Tiarne Smith

Tiarne Smith has been involved in Surf Life Saving for over 25 years. She has won 15 Open Australian gold medals and 36 Masters Australian gold medals. Tiarne brings a wealth of knowledge to the junior members of our club. 

Emma Rynne
Junior Beach Coach

Emma Rynne

Emma Rynne has been a long-term member of the Club. She is a well -credentialed beach competitor with a wealth of knowledge to pass onto our Juniors.