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Coaching Team

With the fast development of the sport our coaching team and structure are also quickly developing.

The Australian Coaching Team works hard to provide Australian Youth and Open team athletes with a variety of support to help them achieve their best when representing Australia both domestically and internationally.

Sport Climbing Australia's Coaching Team is also currently working with our coaching committee on a national framework for the professional development and accreditation of Australian climbing coaches.

National Team Coach - Irene Torrealba

Irene is an accredited S&C coach focused on athlete wellbeing and performance
optimisation using neurobiology insights.

National Team Coach  - Andrew Chen

Climber. Coach. Routesetter. Excited for all things high performance and
committed to developing the future for Australian climbers.

National Team Coach  - Alex MacInnes

Alex is an experienced performance coach using Sport Institute practices
to enhance climbing performance.

National Team Coach - Khosro Hashemzade 

Khosro is a professional climbing coach and accomplished competitive
climber having represented Iran at IFSC events. Khosro is now eager to
contribute to the Australian climbing community.

National Team Physiotherapist  - Katie Kaminsky

Katie is a Sports and Exercise physiotherapist with over 9 years’ experience working with climbers at all levels of participation and competition. She has been a keen recreational climber for more than a decade, and opened her own climbing physiotherapy clinic, Katie Kaminsky Physiotherapy, in Melbourne in 2016. She has worked at multiple State and National climbing competitions, as well as in other elite and sub elite sport. Katie also sits on the Sport Climbing Victoria board and is an active member of the Para climbing community including at a State and National level. 

Katie recently completed her postgraduate Masters of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and has a special interest in climbing hand and shoulder injury management. She is undertaking research into the rates and types of injury that our current Australian competitive climbers carry and looks forward to further developing this research to aid our climbers in ensuring optimal performance on the wall. She takes a pragmatic approach to injury management and prevention with a focus on climbing-specific exercise and conditioning and prioritises educating climbers regarding physical health in order to help them climb at their best. 


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In the spirit of reconciliation, SCA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

SCA is an organisation that proudly celebrates diversity, inclusion, and pride in Australian Climbing.

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