Coaching Staff

Head Coach

brettBrett Austine is a Physical Education, Health and Personal Development Teacher at Belmont High School. Brett is also Australias national coach.

Brett has been teaching for 23 years and coaching for 27 years. Brett is a level 2 coach who has held the position of NSW State Team Head Coach for 8 years. Brett is also an international trampoline sports judge Brevet 1 and has judged numerous world events including the 2008 Bejing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. Brett has won numerous coaching and official awards.

Brett was a trampolinist from age 7 to 26 winning three consecutive world Double Mini Tramp titles, over 40 Australian titles and captained the Australian team to world titles on 5 tours.



Christine Swadling – 

Christine has been a member of Eastlake Trampoline Sports since relocating from Brisbane in 2010.  Christine holds an an advanced coaching qualification, and as well as coaching at a club level, is also a coach on the NSW State Team and NSW High Performance Squad. Christine previously competed at 5 World Championships in Double Mini Trampoline before retiring from competition in 2015. Outside of Trampoline, Christine works as a legal secretary and is enjoying her new role as a Mum.

TyTy Swadling

Ty Swadling, a local PDHPE teacher  and Advanced Trampoline coach has been a member of Eastlake Trampoline Sports since 2001. He has competed at 8 open world championships 2 World Games and has won 2 World Championship Bronze medals. Now a proud husband and father, Ty is still training, competing and chasing his competitive aspirations.


Aiden Thomas-

Aiden Thomas, is a veteran athlete, who specializes in Strength and Conditioning and improving performance. Aiden is a multi-discipline Australian Champion. He is a NSW High Performance athlete, National Squad member and part of the current World Cup Team task with the job of qualifying Australia for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Kaitlyn Perkins-

Kaitlyn is a sports physiotherapist receptionist, completing her studies in nutrition. She is a  senior coach with experience in Trampoline and Artistic Gymnastics. She has been a NSW and QLD State Team member, NSW has high performance squad member, National Squad member and in 2016 she represented Australian at the Pacific Rim Championships in Everton, USA. Kaitlyn a former resident of the sunshine state moved to NSW to pursue her competitive career and further her relationships with senior athlete, Aiden Thomas. They are due to be married this June.

Blake Rutherford-

Blake is a Senior International trampolinist. He is a World Chamionship semi finalist, National Squad member, NSW High Performance team member and currently part of the Worl Cup team aiming to qualify Australia for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Lauren Sampson-

Lauren is an advanced trampoline coach and judge who has been a member of Australian teams for 13 years. Originating from Brisbane she moved down to Newcastle to train with Brett , the national coach to im[rove her training with the aim of more experience as a senior international competitor. Lauren has just completed a law and psychology degree, and works part time as a policy officer at MJH and also coaches women's gymnastics.

Jessica Pickering-

Jai Starrett-

Jai is a young talent and international stream competitor. He is an enthusiastic coach who takes a lead role in the junior recreation program. As a day job Jai coaches gymnastics in a schools based program.

Anthony Lewsam-

Anthony is a Year 11 student at Cardiff High School who is also undergoing a Cert 2 Sports and recreation traineeship. He currently holds a beginner coaching qualification and beginners judging qualification. Anthony has been an active part of Eastlake Trampoline Sports since 2015. Last year he qualified for the NSW State Team and conpeted at nationals. His other hobbies include umpiring hockey and doing parkrun 5k every Saturday.










Christine Hall – Multi discipline Level 1 coach. She is an elite member of our tramp club and has represented Australia at World Open ChChristineampionships. Current member of the national squad.






Shaun Swadling – Level 1 coach & intermediate judge. Current national squad member. Shaun also attendsShaun Newcastle University studying primary school teaching.




Junior Coaches:  

These coaches are athletes with the club and coach 4:30 and/or 5:30 group. Brett has taught the coaches the coaching skills required. Formal coaching courses cannot be completed until the age of 16. These coaches coach under the direction of Brett (or other coaches if Brett is away).