Child Safety

Child Safety Officer Contacts

For concerns relating to the wellbeing of children or young people at Northern Districts Gymnastic Club, please contact one of the following Child Safety Officers (CSO) below:


ben barnard child safety

Ben Barnard

Competitive Programs Manager, Child Safety Officer & Member Protection Information Officer

Ben has been a part of NDGC since 2016 and as well as being the Competitive Programs Manager, he currently coaches the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Level 6 to 10 athletes. Ben has been involved in Gymnastics for over 20 years, firstly as an athlete, and now as a Coach and Judge.

In addition to his positions at NDGC, he is the WAG Technical Director for Gymnastics Western Australia and a Presenter and Assessor for Gymnastics Australia.

Ben is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2011.

ph: 9240 6861
m: 0431 445 889
e: ben@ndgc.org.au

nikki child safety

Nikki Colev

Senior Recreational Gymnastics Coach & Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

Nikki joined the NDGC team in 2021 and has been involved in the gymnastics industry for over 30
years as a Coach, Judge, Administrator, Parent and Business Owner.

Nikki is a Senior Coach in the Recreational Gymnastics Program, is a registered teacher having completed a Bachelor of Human Movement and is currently a MPIO for Ice Hockey Western Australia.

Nikki was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service to Gymnastics in 2000, and in 2019 she was the Team Manager for the Australian Gymnastics team at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn, Austria.

ph: 9240 6861
m: 0414 513 257
e: nikki@ndgc.org.au