Jan has been involved in Calisthenics the sport she loves, as a pupil, coach, mentor, parent, grandparent and adjudicator for over 50 years. Her adjudicating commenced in 1979 in WA, but with family and coaching commitments taking priority it was put on hold until re-joining ASCA WA branch in 2004. She has attained Advance Level 2. Jan is an active committee member and has adjudicated all age groups, grades, teams, gracefuls, solos and duos in WA. She adjudicated interstate in South Australia and Darwin and during 2020 due to Covid -pandemic adjudicated via Video Link for Darwin and NSW gracefuls, solo and duos.
As a competitor she represented WA in state teams visiting SA and Ballarat RSS over several years until the ACF national competition commenced. Her greatest achievement as a pupil was the first WA girl to be placed at RSS gaining equal HM in the 1971 Miss Graceful Girl competition. Highlights as a coach have been coaching the 2013 RSS graceful girl winner and assistant coaching West Coast Calisthenics Club winning the Senior Championship section at RSS in 2002. She has coached state teams and solo representatives for 20 years at national level with success in both teams, gracefuls, solos and duos.
Jan was an inaugural member of the Cali skills programme in WA helping assist pupils from all WA clubs through their grades up to Silver level and examining up to Grade 3. Jan was President of the WA Coaches Association and was involved in introducing the August team competition which is now know by the name “Betty Fitzpatrick Competition” and run annually.
To this day Jan’s passion is still coaching gracefuls, solos and duos and mentoring coaches at state level. She hopes to give back to this sport through her adjudicating advice.
Jan aims to be involved in our wonderful sport for as long as possible and thanks the WA adjudicators for their support and friendships.