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Coaches and Coordinators
Kevin Chua

Kevin Chua is our Novice and Junior Saturday Coach, as-well as our Men in Triathlon Coach. Kevin is a Triathlon Development Coach and a Road Cycling Development Coach. Kevin is kind, patient and looks after everyone. He is a sounding board of advice and will assist you in any way he can in starting your triathlon journey. If you ask any member of NCTC, they will tell you, they have all been shaped by Kevin’s guidance.

Janine Kaye

Janine was inspired to do her first triathlon in 2012 after cheering her children on in the Weetbix triathlon and her passion for coaching came soon after.  Janine has been a coach at NCTC for over 10 years, coaching the Trystars program for many years, plus both swimming and running sessions,  and currently  takes the Tuesday night run session. Janine has also been a NCTC committee member, holds a TA Performance level coaching qualification, and is the TWA Pathway Program Lead.  Janine is highly passionate about supporting and developing both age group athletes and junior athletes in WA through her roles with TWA and coaching with NCTC and privately.

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Phil Albert

Phil has been competing in triathlons for the past 8 years and has been a member of North Coast Tri Club since 2017. He is particularly interested in the performance side of triathlon, focused on all aspects of training, racing and skill development, with a motivation for longer distance races (half-ironman / ironman). Phil has qualified for world championships in both 70.3 and Ironman distances, with his proudest athletic achievement being a finisher at the 2022 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. 

Phil is passionate about sharing his learnings and experiences as a coach, where he hopes to mentor those interested in starting their triathlon journey.  

Verity Bignell-Rigby

I became involved in triathlon when I took part in the WIT 2020 course. It was the WIT course that I found an amazing group of friends and kept involved in the sport. My favourite thing about triathlon is the community and sending it on the bike. I did the foundation coaching course so that I could help the WIT courses and hope to one day coach one on one athletes.

Madison Toovey

I have recently got my foundation coaching course to be able to help out my local club, North Coast. I have been with this club since I was about 12, where I did my first kids triathlon. I'm currently still doing triathlons and am one of WA’s top under 23 athletes. I hope to be able to share my knowledge and experience in the sport to help others be able to have the confidence to participate in a triathlon. 

Mel McCann

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I’m a mum of 3 and as my kids had grown up, I had more time in my hands and dove into triathlon.  


I joined WIT in Feb 2021 as I missed out on the intake in 2020 but was super keen to try this crazy sport. From the first introduction night I was hooked. 

I decided to do the coaching course to try and give back something to the sport and help retain more women in the club.  The best part about this sport is the friendship I have made and the community I have found.

Liza Joubert, Women In Triathlon Coordinator

Liza Joubert is a passionate adventurer who thrives on challenges and adventures while  embracing  the spirit of service. Her love for pushing her own boundaries and supporting others on their adventurous journeys led her to the world of triathlon. Remarkably, she completed an Ironman 70.3 race, even though she initially had limited swimming skills. For Liza, triathlon has been a profound source of personal growth and valuable life lessons, friendship and community, The joy of training outdoors , early sunrises and continuing this adventure motivate her to continue training for her next race. 🏊‍♀️🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Bill Lakic, Merchandise and Programs Coordinator

Triathlon has lead me on a journey from having to stop for a breather at the end of every length of a 25m pool to completing marathons, Ironman triathlons and the Rottnest Channel swim. Triathlon is a life changing sport, and a sport that I am passionate and even obsessed about.  I have invested in myself, I also believe in helping others with their journeys. As Programs Coordinator, I aim to give the greatest help and support to people who are starting off in this sport.


Robyn Scott

Robyn has been involved in triathlon for over 30 years as a coach, tech official and athlete. She has been a development coach for much of this time involved mainly with the coaching of women. For 8 years she was the race and coaching director of Women’s Triathlon WA during which time she built this event from 100 to over 1000 participants and conducted lead up training programs for 250 women annually. In recent years Robyn has concentrated on providing training plans and group sessions in the lead up to the Busselton 70.3 and Busso100 triathlons.

Russel Fitzgerald

Russell has been involved with Triathlon since 2010, with a particular interest in long course triathlon and Swimrun. Race highlights include Challenge Roth along with 70.3 Worlds in Utah and Finland. 

“Joining the NCTC long course 70.3 squad was the best move I ever made in triathlon” 

With 20+ long course races under his belt, Russell’s coaching focuses on longer distance racing and is underpinned by a philosophy of consistency and commitment.

Ross Skelton

Ross has been a member of North Coast Triathlon Club for over 14 years, and spent 5 continuous years on the Committee. He has competed in 13 x 70.3 races, 13 x Ironman races and Challenge Roth this year.


Ross did his first triathlon on Australia Day at Point Walter many years ago, borrowing his brother in law’s mountain bike (which was heavier than him) and immediately got the bug. The sport has provided many rewards, highlights and opportunities to travel around the world including New Zealand, Langkawi, Cairns and the biggest trip of all to the Big Island next year.


Ross is an accredited Development Coach and with the many years of experience is passionate giving back to the sport which has provided so much for him and his family. He thoroughly enjoys giving back to members through run coaching on Thursday evenings. He aims to make each session fun and is open to all members of all abilities. 


Brad Kaye

Brad was first “encouraged” to have a crack at triathlon by his wife Janine in 2013 after she had successfully completed the women’s pink tri, and knew that his competitive spirit would be a good match for the multi discipline sport.   Brad is a TA qualified development coach and runs the Monday nights swim sessions that are guaranteed to make you either laugh or cry – or ideally both at the same time !

Andrew Ridley

I have been coaching swimmers in the pool and open water for 20+ years, the last five with the North Coast Tri Club.  

I first joined North Coast as a teenager and have been a member on and off over the years and am a long term member and coach at the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club.

I love being creative with the open water sessions to ensure we can cater for all abilities - from those that want to challenge themselves and push the boundaries, those swimming socially and for those that are new and maybe a little nervous. 

Come down to the Friday sessions jump in for a swim and join us for coffee afterwards.

Rhys Williams

Rhys has  been involved in Triathlon since a very early age competing at a high level through his youth. After 12 years out of the sport he has come back more enthusiastic and passionate then ever, competing in long distance Ironman events. He also particularly enjoys coaching his Son Luke, who most recently won the Australian Triathlon Youth championships 

Rhys is excited about sharing his knowledge and is motivated to help grow the sport of triathlon.

Dan Buis

Dan has been involved with triathlons since 2013 and recently completed his coaching course. After countless years developing skills as a junior rising through the WA development pathways he is now ready to pass on his experience of what, and more often than not, what mistake to avoid while racing and training.

Sue Scott

Fuelling the NCTC triathlon membership spirit since 2004, Sue Scott has been a Development Coach since 2006. Sue’s dedication shines through her diverse coaching roles, from Trystars (previously) to ongoing coaching of the Women in Triathlon (WIT) course as a Cycle Coach for over 17 years. Sue currently also leads Wednesday swim sessions alternate weeks.  Beyond coaching Sue is a dynamic presence in the triathlon community, participating in triathlons herself, and serving as a Triathlon Australia and World Triathlon Technical Official.

David Buitendag

Dave has been a fan of endurance sports for 20+ years taking part in 24 hour mountain bike racing events, ultra-trail running and full and half distance Ironman events. He is keen to give back and help others develop a love of the sport of Tri and an understanding that nothing is impossible.

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