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MEET THE GREEN TEAM: Zanis' Coaches
Polokwane
Zani Prinsloo

Biography:

Zani has made her mark in South African Gymnastics circles throughout the years. Zani herself has been awarded by SAGF as the "Best Coach" in various disciplines for 14 years since 2001: Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Boys Artistic Gymnastics, Tumbling, as well as Rhythmic Gymnastics. Zani is one of the top all-round coaches in the country for Level 1-7!

Zani has been coach for the South African Zone 6 Girls Artistic Team twice in her career. She is also a qualified judge in Rhythmic and Men's Artistic Gymnastics, as well as coach for boys, girls, rhythmic and trampoline. Zani is also a qualified Fitness Professional.

Academic:

  • University of Pretoria - 5 years
  • BA Physical Education (HED)
  • BA Honores (Sports Science)

Teaching:

  • Full time teacher 1991,1992 at Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • Full time Gymnastics Coach since 1991
  • Started coaching gymnastics at the age of 16
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Coach
  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Judge
  • FIG (International) Level 1 Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Trampoline Coach

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Won SAGF Artistic SA's 4 times as a gymnast
  • Coached TUKS Women's Artistic Team: Best University Coach
  • Chosen as Coach for SAGF Zone 6 WAG Team 2003 & 2005
  • Coach of more than 23 Zanis Gymnasts selected for Federation (SAGF) colours and Inter-Africa participation
  • Limpopo Gymnastics Administrator 2008 – 2017
  • Limpopo Gymnastics President 2017 – current

Awards/Certification:

Awarded Best Coach in South Africa, 14 times:

  • 2001 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2001 Lev 4-6 Women's Artistic
  • 2002 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Tumbling
  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2004 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2005 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2006 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2009 Lev 4 Rhythmic
  • 2010 Lev 4 Rhythmic
  • 2010 Lev 5 Rhythmic
  • 2012 Lev 2 Rhythmic
  • 2012 Lev 3 Rhythmic
  • 2014 Level 6 & 7 Rhythmic
Polokwane
Annemarie du Plessis

Biography:

Co-Owner Annemarie du Plessis is Zanis Financial Administrator, logo and attire designer for Zanis, as well as a freelance Wildlife Photographer. All the web-site photos is a proof of her talent. She has been awarded Best Coach by SAGF for boys artistic Level 4,5 and 6 for three years in a row. Annemarie is a highly qualified boys artistic and rhythmic judge, as well as coach for boys, girls, rhythmic and trampoline.

Annemarie was a teacher at Ben Vorster High School for 10 years. During this period she was awarded by ATKV Best Director of school plays, and also received the De Jager – Haum Award for Best Playwriter.

Academic:

  • North-West University, PUKKE - 5 years
  • Baccalaureus Primariae Educationis
  • BA Honores

Teaching:

  • Full time teacher at Hoërskool Randburg (1 year)at Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen (9 years)
  • Received DeJager-Haum AWARD, written best play 1992
  • Awarded best director in SA - ATKV 1993

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Girls Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Trampoline Coach

Gymnastics Achievements:

Awarded Best Coach in South Africa:

  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Tumbling
  • 2005 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2006 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • Coached Boys Artistic SA WINNERS since 1997
  • Coached Boys Artistic Gymnast selected for SAGF Zone Teams, 2003-2011
  • Coach of more than 23 Zanis Gymnasts selected for Federation  (SAGF) colours and Inter-Africa participation
  • Limpopo Gymnastics Administrator – 2008 – current
  • Africa Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 – 2nd Runner-Up
Polokwane
Tanya Bouwman

Academic:

  • University of Pretoria - 3 years
  • B (Sport Science)

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • SAGF Lev 2 WAG Coach
  • SAGF Lev 1 Rhythmic Coach
  • SAGF Lev 1 Rhythmic judge
  • SAGF Lev 1 Trampoline Judge
  • FIG 1 Qualification 2017
  • Zanis Pre-School Manager
  • Facilitator Lev l GL Development Course 2012
  • Facilitator Lev 1 GL Development Course 2018
  • SAGF Group Performance Course 2018

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Coached Region 5 Trampoline gymnasts since 2015.
  • Team Limpopo WAG Head Coach @ Gym Games since 2015
  • Assisted with all Logistical arrangements for FIG FOUNDATION COURSE 2018.
  • Selected as National Coach for Region 5 Trampoline 2018-Receiving federation colors.
Polokwane
Lesley Bonne Jackson

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • SAGF Lev 2 WAG Coach
  • SAGF Lev 1 Rhythmic Coach
  • SAGF Lev 1 Rhythmic Judge
  • SAGF Lev 1 Trampoline Judge
  • Facilitator Lev 1 GL Development Course 2018
  • SAGF Group Performance Course 2018

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Coached Rhythmic Winning Teams Lev 1-3 since 2009
  • Coached Boys Artistic Zone WINNERS Lev 1-3 since 2007
  • Coached Lev 4 Rhythmic SA WINNERS 2011
Polokwane
Cecil van den Bergh

Biography:

Cecil started Zanis as a 4 year old at Suikerbekkie Pre-School. He won SA's numerous times, the last time being in Level 7! Cecil was also an excellent tumbler and trampoline gymnast. Cecil is a qualified GL coach and coaching pre-school and boys gymnasts.

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • SAGF LEV 1 MAG COACH
  • SAGF LEV 1 MAG JUDGE
  • SAGF LEV 1 TRAMPOLINE COACH
  • SAGF LEV 1 TRAMPOLINE JUDGE
  • FIG FOUNDATION COURSE
  • FULL TIME GYMNASTICS COACH AT ZANIS SINCE 2014

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Coached Zone and SA winners Lev 1-6 since 2015
  • Team Limpopo MAG Head Coach @ Gym Games
Hoedspruit
Hennie Le Roux

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

Hennie started at Zanis Polokwane as a 4-year-old and continued doing Zanis for the next 7 years, also competing at Nationals. Hennie is the coach for Preschool, MAG & WAG at Zanis Hoedspruit. He will also assist with preschool training at Zanis Tzaneen. He will also continue as part-time coach at Zanis Polokwane. Hennie was also Head counsellor at CCSC (Cape Cod Sea Camps) Summer camp in the USA during 2017 & 2018.

Hoedspruit
Melize Gouws

Biography:

Living 22 years in Hoedspruit, one year in Pretoria

Academic:

  • Hoedspruit Christian School Grd 1- Grd 10
  • Merensky High School Grd 11,Grd 12
  • Gymnast at Zanis Gymnastics Academy Hoedspruit  2008-2010 – Provincial Colours & North Zone Participation
  • Ballet D.A.S.A
  • Modern & Contemporary Classes currently

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • 2014 Au Pair – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Caregiver for child with Sensory Processing Disorder
  • 2015 Opti-Baby Academy – Pretoria
  • Oct 2015 to current – Hoffman’s Thatching Specialists
  • Office & Logistics Manager
  • January 2019 Qualifying as Zanis Gymnastics Coach
Tzaneen
Elmarie Bronkhorst

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • Full time gymnastics coach since 2014 at Zanis Gymnastics Academy Tzaneen
  • Pre-School Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Boys Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Girls Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Trampoline & Mini Trampoline Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Rhythmic Coach
  • SAGF GL course 2016
  • Level 1 Girls Artistic Judge
  • Level 1 Boys Artistic Judge

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Coached Artistic Girls Provincial Winners since 2015
  • Coached Artistic Girls Zone Winners 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Coached SA Games Mini Trampoline winner in 2017
  • Coached National Mini Trampoline Gymnasts in 2018
Tzaneen
Liam Botha

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • Gymnast since the age of 5 at Zanis Gymnastics Academy Polokwane
  • SA Winner Level 1- Level 6
  • 2018 Gold medal winner High Bar Level 6 at National Gym Games
  • Qualified SAGF Coach Level GL
  • Qualified SAGF Judge Level 1
Vivo
Karin van Amstel

Email Address:

vivo@zanis.co.za

Contact Number:

078 893 6513

Teaching:

  • 2012 - 2013: CVO Vivo
  • 2011 - 2012: Dendron Primary
  • 2008 - 2010: Laerskool Pietersburg Noord

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • B.Ed Intermediate phase specializing in Human Movement Science, Mathematics and Remedial Education – University of Pretoria
  • Learn to swim instructor – Swimming South Africa
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, knowledge of disabilities 
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