The Go for 2& 5 2019 Club Conference is an exciting opportunity for club owners, managers, administrators and club technical members to engage and learn from industry leaders an array of topics focusing around the ethos of; Amplifying your Business.

Gymnastics WA encourages welcomes all attendees to stay around for a free Sundowner after the event for the chance to mingle with members of our community and the opportunity to network with special guests including Jasmin Meaker from Skylark Sports.

Technical members will receive Updating Technical Points for each session they attend at conference. A Lunch will be provided to those who are attending the entire 2019 Go for 2&5 Club Conference.


Sunday 20th January 2018

Registration 8:15am
Event Starts: 8:45am
Sundowner: 4:30pm

Hilary’s Yacht Club
65 Northside Drive, Hilary’s

Tickets can be purchased HERE


Member Club Fee (for 1st and 2nd person) $120
Extra Club Members (for 3rd, 4th and 5th ect) $65 pp
1 Session Block $35 per session, per person
Regional Club Teleconference Ticket $65 per person
Non Member Fee (non-affiliated club or member) $300
2019 Conference Schedule
(Adobe PDF File)

Jasmin Meaker – Director, Skylark Sports
Jasmin opened Skylark Sports in 2007 with the goal of empowering kids to develop through gymnastics. Driven by the need for a new facility in 2013, Jasmin began managing the business from the inside out. In just two years, Skylark’s member base grew by 50% and net profits doubled, while also reducing her own work hours by half! What are her secrets to success?

Troy Kirkham – Executive Manager Engagement & Community Football, WAFC
Troy has traveled around the world to gain an insight into the reasons why children play sport and what causes them to drop out of sport. His Fellowship report explores factors influencing retention, contemporary approaches to accessibility of programs and provides a benchmark for future approaches to retention of youth participants across local clubs.

Gilda Davies – Manager Training and Development, Volunteering WA
Gilda is passionate about the strengthening the community sector. She has worked with Volunteering WA since early 2012 where she is the training and Development Manager.Gilda develops and delivers our training packages, produces our annual training calendar and researches all the best training available to ensure we deliver high quality workshops.

Gary Collins – Director, JGC Group
Prior to establishing his own consultancy business, Gary was the Executive Director, Client Services at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and in that role provided the executive level management for a broad range of business activities in areas such as group apprenticeships, vocational education and training, industrial and employee relations, occupational safety and health, member services, international trade and business services.

Denver D’Cruz – Sport & Community Development Manager, Inclusion Solutions
Denver studied Public Relations, Sports Management and Marketing Communication at the University of Canberra, Denver has been able to combine his passion for sport (cricket in particular) with over 15 years of work in the community sector. Denver has witnessed firsthand the power of sport and recreation in connecting people and is keen to share this with everyone.

Frank Sahlein - Founder and CEO of 3rd Level Consulting
Frank travels the world gathering and disseminating industry best practices in the areas of business systems, expansion planning, succession planning and valuation. Frank’s reputation as a business management innovator has inspired audiences worldwide, delivering over 1,000 presentations for a variety of children’s activity centre industries and organizations. Frank is a two-time recipient of the National Business Leader Award from USA Gymnastics.


Changing your business from the inside out - Jasmin Meaker
Explore how employing a different way of thinking allowed Jasmin to change her programming and financial modelling to grow her set up pack up club to one of Victoria’s leading clubs in just three years.

Succession Planning - Gary Collins/JGC Group
Learn the importance of a succession plan and create strategies to identify your clubs next successor.

Innovative Retention Strategies - Troy Kirkham
An insight to the innovative and inclusive retention strategies for youth participants in community sport.

The “Business” of inclusion. More than just Gymnastics. - Inclusion Panel
Listen from our panel of experts as they explain how incorporating Inclusion was a smart business move for their club. Bring along any burning question to ask any one of our panelists.

Crisis Management - Frank Sahlein
Learn strategies how to handle those things that happen that you didn’t plan for and how to minimise their effects on your club.

Metrics and Trends - Frank Sahlein
An interactive session which asks you (the clubs) questions surrounding the day to day operations. After answers have been submitted see it firsthand the market trends of Gymnastics in WA.

Coach Culture that Sticks - Jasmin Meaker
Discover how to create a culture that attracts, retains and engages staff. Practical advice to develop junior coaches and build the leadership capabilities of your senior team so you can free yourself from the day to day.

Writing a Successful Grant Application - Gilda Davies
Gilda’s presentation will provide an overview of what funders are looking for, what they worry about, why applications fail, and the steps for putting together successful applications.

Juggling work and life as a Gymnastics Enthusiast - Jasmin Meaker
Let’s talk about why you can and should have it all.