Our club is fortunate to have a number of qualified coaches who generously give their time to support the club training programs advertised on the club calendar.
Introducing our club coaches, their experience and area of specific interest and contact details:
Steve Rooney (0417 623 808)
Australian Commonwealth Games Cyclist 1986, Australian Oceanic Games Team 1986, Australian Olympic Games Squad 1988, 2 x Australian Champion 1985 & 1989, 5 x Queensland Champion. Steve has been a cycling coach to the AIS & QAS Triathlon Team for the past 3 years, in Australia & France, and coaching some of Australia's elite triathletes. Steve has also provided motivational talks with Queensland Motorbike Team in Motivation, Nutrition, Mental strength, Goal setting and Tactics & Focus. Steve joined our coaching team in January 2015. Steve will be working with Dave Boe to undergo the junior development program which is targeted at new to intermediate riders aged 14 to 18 years working on bike handling skills, training and race skills and with the vision of building a high performance squad with elite level training and racing.
Andre Clayden (0400 789451)
Andre (aka AJ) has an accomplished athletic and cycling career boasting many State, National and Pan Pacific medals in all disciplines of cycling since 1984. He is the 2013 QLD Scratch Race and Criterium Champion and an exceptional role model to riders of all ages. Andre has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science and Human Movement), a Diploma of Education and Sports Massage, a Certificate 4 in Fitness and Australian Level II Cycle Coaching accreditation. He enjoys working with athletes of any age to become fitter, stronger and faster on the bike by using tried and proven techniques and the latest training practices, good planning, realistic goals and consistency. Andre values good communication with his athletes and relies on their feedback to make program adjustments to deliver optimal performance goals.
Aidan Grimes (0414 521531)
Aidan (formerly a professional soccer player and Australia level II, FAI and International soccer coach) also holds a degree in Sports Science and Australian Cycling Level I accreditation. He has also been selected to represent Australia in Duathlon. His passion for motivating his athletes to achieve their goals through dedication and commitment to his professional training program has led both masters and junior riders under his tutelage to achieve national cycling medals in both track and road disciplines. He is currently studying talent identification with a focus on the role of psychological factors. Aidan has also been recognised for his community and charity initiatives including NSW Father of the Year award in 2000 and more recently, the RSL National Anzac of the Year award 2012 for “outstanding service to his fellow Australians and to the community in accordance with the best traditions exemplified by ANZAC”.