PANTHERS STAFF

HEAD COACHES
Robert Persechino and Helene Desmarais


           

Robert and Helene both hold NCCP Level 4 designation - the highest coaching certification achievable in gymnastics in Canada.

Robert and Helene are recipients of many Provincial and National awards such as the prestigious Gymnastics Canada's " National Stream Coach of the Year" award or the Coaching Manitoba “ Peter Williamson, High Performance coach of the year” award.

Both have over 30 years of successful provincial, national and international coaching experience.

They have produced, nurtured and supported over 60 National stream gymnasts and 14 High Performance athletes (5 National Team Members) since arriving in Manitoba in 1991.

Robert and Helene are both NCCP Course conductor and clinicians who keep on spreading their knowledge in the province and across Canada.

Under their strong leadership, Panthers has emerged as an important club in Canada, with a capable team of certified coaches nurturing athletes at every level of development.

Panthers has the largest competitive team in the province and has produced in average over 75% of the gymnasts representing Manitoba at Nationals, Westerns Championships, Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Games since their arrival.

Numerous gymnasts under their guidance have represented Canada successfully at International meets/ championships, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.


RECREATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR
Desiree Loutit

           


Desiree has over 30 years of experience as a recreational and competitive coach.
She was also a gymnast for 10 years in Selkirk.
Desiree also coached in Ontario.

Now at Panthers, she co-ordinates, monitors and leads the Recreational section of the club...
That is over 700 families and 20 certified coaches.

Also, she oversees the numerous Camps offered at Panthers.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Margaret Gobert

OUR COACHES...

 

Our coaches are all ex-gymnasts and as such have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it come to understanding what a gymnast feels and goes through.
They are constantly educating themselves in all aspect of gymnastics by participating in conferences, technical clinics, National Certification Courses and first aid courses. As well, some coaches are mentored closely by Senior coaches and Head coaches.

Panthers is the club that produces and hires the most gymnastics coach in Manitoba. We currently hire over 50 coaches. Most of them are High school or University student. Some are mothers, teachers, or working in the health or medical fields.


OUR HEPLERS

We have many young coaches in the making !
At this point they are undergoing tutelage and are helping in different groups.

 

PANTHERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Tricia Girardin

VICE PRESIDENT

Kelly-Anne Reyes

PAST PRESIDENT

Kathleen Leipsic

SECRETARY

Victoria Dressler

TREASURER

Robyn Clark

FUNDRAISING

Brandy Madrigga

BINGO

Holly Adams

VOLUNTEER

Judy Hawkins


These are our top notch volunteers that put countless hours in supporting our programs
by directing and managing all the business, marketing and financial aspects of this club.
Thanks a Million !!!