The Teachers of Tuggerah
Louise Phillips – Louise has been a part of Physi for over 45 years. Having been a former student of Fairfield, a Sydney Club, she is a three time Junior Grand Champion in the 11-14yrs section, and has continued to gain many Grand placings and finalist medals since 1969. She has been a member of many winning and placing teams, both in Sydney and on the Central Coast. She has three children of her own and a wonderful husband who supports this sport in which she dedicates many hours of commitment.
Nicola Phillips – Nicola, daughter to Louise, has been doing Physi for over 20 years. She has been in many well placed teams and has been to State and Grand herself for champion girl. As well as teaching our 13-16 year old girls, she now sets a professional level of hairdressing, makeup artistry, photography and dress-making for the club.
Melissa Brailey – Melissa has been doing physi for over 30yrs herself and has been a part of many placed senior teams for this club. Her own personal merits have been outstanding as she is still in the top 3 of NSW in the senior section, and has been for over 15yrs. She is the first person in Edith Parsons history to win National Grand Champion Girl an amazing 6 times, along with taking out 1st place for her section over 10 times. Melissa is a preschool teacher and is brings both her daughters, Brooklyn and Macy, to physi. Melissa is currently running our 2-4 section.
Sophie Kelaher - Sophie is one of our Junior Teachers, and has been a part of our club since she was three years old; this year she enters the Intermediate Seniors. In those 14 years of physi she has graced the Sydney Town Hall stage an amazing 12 times! She has achieved a range of places, both in her Champion Girl and in Team Competitions. Sophie helps Melissa and Louise with the 2-4 years, as well as the 5-6 years.
Anna Jones - Anna is our other Junior Teacher, and has been a part of our club for 5 years, entering the Intermediate Seniors this year. She is an amazing hard worker for the club, and will rise to the occasion with any task asked of her. In her short time with us Anna has achieved the level of State Finalist. Anna assists Louise with the 7-8 years and 9-10 years sections.