Olympian, Eddie Denis joins Gymnastics South Australia Board of Management

 

Gymnastics South Australia today announced the appointment of Eddie Denis as an appointed non-executive Director.

In making the announcement, Gymnastics South Australia Chair, Russell D'Costa said “Eddie’s experience as a successful elite athlete and coach will complement the skillset of the Gymnastics South Australian Board. He brings significant high performance, talent development and elite coach and athlete pathways experience to the organisation”.  

In accepting the role, Eddie commented, “It’s an exciting time to be involved in South Australian Gymnastics. We have a new General Manager and an energetic Board directing the sport. It is also at a time when there have been changes in the national Gymnastics High Performance system.

The changes nationally will see opportunities for South Australia. I’m looking forward to working with the board to maximise these opportunities for our South Australian athletes”.

“In addition to Eddie’s significant achievements in high performance sport, we are particularly excited by his knowledge and experience in talent identification, development and transfer, which will be a significant competitive advantage for our clubs with high performance aspirations. 

Off the back of a successful Commonwealth Games for Gymnastics South Australia, where Chris Remkes won Gold on the Men’s Vault, Eddie’s contribution will be invaluable as our sport rolls out its new high performance plan and we prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”, said D’Costa. 

Eddie (Edward) Denis

Eddie (Edward) Denis represented Australia as an athlete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in the sport of Water Polo. He was Assistant Coach with the Australian National Women’s Water Polo Team, when they won silver at the 2013 World Championships, and part of their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign.

Eddie has been an integral part of Water Polo Australia’s High Performance team, developing junior players and preparing them for the transition into senior competition.

Eddie started his coaching career as Head Coach of the SASI Water Polo Program between 2002 and 2013. From 2013 to 2016 Eddie was Head Coach of Australian Women’s Water Polo teams who competed at the 2015 World University Games, where they won gold, and the 2015 Junior World Championships where they finished 9th.

In July 2017 Eddie started in his current role of Senior High Performance Coordinator for Diving, Swimming, Rowing and the Individual Athlete Program at the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI).