Meet Our Coaches

Head Coach Paul

Introducing Paul – Our Head Coach

Paul is a Neuromuscular Physical Therapist(NMPT), Fitness Instructor and USASF/ICU Credentialed Cheer and Tumbling coach from Galway Ireland.

Paul worked at Stuntworx Elite Cheer and Gymnastics for 7 years as a level 1 to 5 Cheer Coach, Rebound Therapist and Children’s Welfare Officer. In his work Paul covered Strength and Conditioning, Flexibility, Stunting, Tumbling, Injury Prevention, Injury Rehab and children’s welfare and needs. He was also involved in the setup and the running of 21st Century Cheer competition for the last 7 years.

Paul has also competed on the cheer floor may times, including at the World Championships in Florida for Ireland in 2014 and for Stuntworx Elite Alliance in 2017 and 2018. Paul was also assistant coach for the Team Ireland All girl Team in 2015.

Paul has been with Bay Twisters for 1 season so far and loved every second of it, “the competitive side of cheer in New Zealand is much bigger than home and it has really motivated me to help Bay Twisters be one of the best clubs the country”. He has signed on for another 3 years with the club. His philosophy for the club and cheer in general is:

“Cheer is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. Cheer teaches you not only fitness but how to be social, to problem solve, to push through when the going gets tough and that you are never alone. We are not just athletes from different backgrounds coming together. We are a family, and family is for life”

Starlets Assistant Coach – Tamsin

Tamsin – Our Starlets Trainee Coach

Hi my name is Tamsin and I am 13 years old.

I will be a Starlets trainee coach for the 2020 cheer season.

My love for cheer started when I went to a cheer holiday program when I was 5 years old, since then I have competed in cheerleading competitions all around NZ. What I love most about cheer is all the close friendships and unforgettable memory’s that you make with you team. Im excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to start working!

Maddy Coach Profile

Maddison – Our Tsunami Trainee Coach

Hi my name is Maddison. I am 14 years old and am in year 10 at Mount Maunganui College.

I started cheerleading in 2015 when I was 9 years old. My first team I competed in was Starlets. This year I am in Tornados (level 3) and Inferno (level 4). This is my first year as a junior trainee coach and I am looking forward to it.

I will be helping to coach Tsunami.

Jessie – Our Cyclones Assistant Coach

Hi I’m Jessie and I’m 17 years old.

This is my 7th year of doing cheer and I am in Tsunami level 2 .

I am coaching Cyclones and I’m very excited to be coaching them and to see how far they come and improve this year.

Sasha Coach

Sasha – Our Rainbows Trainee Coach

Hi my name is Sasha. I am 12 years old. I am in year 7 at Bethlehem College.

I started cheer when I was 6 in 2014 at All Star Dynasty. I started at Bay Twisters in 2016. Last year I was in the NZD East Development Team which trained weekly in Auckland. This year I am in Tornados (level 3) and Inferno (level 4).

This is my first year as a trainee coach and I am helping Rainbows.

Brookie Coach

Brookie – Our Rainbows Trainee Coach

Hi I’m Brookie Im 11 years old and been doing cheer since I was 6 years old.

I am currently on Tsunami Team. I have been lucky to be a flyer but this year I am a side base.  My Mum set up Bay Twisters.

This year is my first year as a trainee coach, I am helping to coach the Rainbows.

Leah Coach

Leah – Our Tornadoes Assistant Coach

Hello my name is Leah and I’m 16 years old.

This is my fourth year cheering at Bay Twisters and I absolutely love it. Bay Twisters has made me progress so much and last year I was lucky enough to trial for team New Zealand and made it onto Legendz. This team was a huge commitment as trainings were 3 times a week up in Auckland but me and my family were up to the challenge to help me achieve my goal.

This year I’m so excited to be apart of Inferno ( level 4 ) and junior coach Tornadoes ( level 3 ) with Priya. I absolutely love coaching and seeing kids progress with their skills and helping them to achieve their goals and become closer with team mate.


Priya – Our level 3 Tornadoes Assistant Coach

Hi, I’m Priya, I am 16 years old.

I started cheerleading at 6 years old and I have competed all over New Zealand and in Brisbane.

During my 10 years, I have made amazing friend and have many special memories.

Currently I am a credentialed coach up to level 3.

I am in Level 4 inferno this year and I am coaching level 3 Tornadoes. It is very satisfying to watch athletes learn and grown and to be able to help them.