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THE NSW HPC TEAM

 DRIVEN

PASSIONATE

EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM 

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Yusuf Topari
HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER

High Performance Coach 

A former New Zealand national team member and with over 10 years of coaching experience, Yusuf has produced multiple Australian medalists and National team members.  A High Performance accredited coach, Yusuf is also a fully qualified personal trainer and has an extensive background in strength and conditioning, fitness and business management. 

Hongwei Du
SENIOR COACH

High Performance Coach 

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Originally starting his coaching career at the Hebei State University in China, Hongwei relocated to Malaysia where he was appointed Head Coach of the National women’s team in 2000.  He has coached athletes to World University and World Championships level, and joined the the NSW HPC in 2008.  Since then he has produced multiple Australian Champions and National Team members.

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Mandy McLean 
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

COORDINATOR 

High Performance Coach 

Mandy got her start in gymnastics coaching Men's and Women's gymnastics at the Ingleburn RSL for the Campbelltown City Council. There she worked her way up to be head coach and ran the program for 12 years. Since then, Mandy has gone on to work with some of the finest gymnastics talent to come out of NSW and joined the NSW HPC team in 2015 as the Junior Development Coordinator.

Sam Palmer 
SUPPORT TEAM 

HP Admin and AMS Support 

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Having worked at GNSW for over 9 years, Sam currently manages the Trampoline and 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 across multiple areas of Gymnastics and now works within the High Performance sector.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM 

Gabriel Swan
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

Development Coach

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As one of the NSW HPC's Senior athletes, Gabriel comes with a wealth of knowledge in elite junior development having come through the junior development pathway himself.  Gabriel or "Gabby" for short works with Beyond 2024 Development squad gymnasts.