Club History

TANJULE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS CLUB – Rhythmic Gymnastics was first introduced in Australia and formed nationally in 1977, when it was included under the Australian Gymnastic Federation umbrella. Julie Miecinski (then Longmire) competed as a gymnast in Australia’s RG inaugural year. Julie then went on to form Tanjule Rhythmic Gymnastics  Club  in 1991, to establish the sport in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. In January 1991, the club was based at Morphett Vale Primary School, but moved to the Hallett Cove R-12 School Gym mid-1991, where it remains today. Tanjule RG Club began with 14 gymnasts and 2 coaches, and progressed steadily into the thriving club it is today.

JULIE MIECINSKI (nee Longmire) – HEAD COACH /JUDGE / CLUB FOUNDER – Julie began RG in 1976, and competed as a rhythmic gymnast in Rhythmic Gymnastics’ first year of competition in Australia in 1977. She represented SA and Australia, at Nationals and internationally. Julie started coaching as a 16-year-old gymnast, and in 1991 formed Tanjule RG Club.  Also in 1991, Julie first represented SA as a coach at Nationals, which were held in Perth that year. Julie is a High Performance coach, Gymnastics Australia Accredited Kindergym Leader and an Advance Judge. Julie has represented SA at Nationals as a gymnast, coach and judge. She has over 20 years experience as a coach, having coached gymnasts to a Senior and International Level.

LISA SIENKIEWICZ – COACH / JUDGE – Lisa is a Coach and Judge who first came to Tanjule RG Club in its founding year 1991 as a talented gymnast, who competed at State and National levels. Lisa was awarded both the “Elite Gymnast of the Year” and “Level Gymnast of the Year” Awards as a SA gymnast. Lisa has over 15 years coaching and judging experience and commitment.

DANNI’ELLE CASSIDY – COACH – Danni’elle first started at Tanjule RG when she was just 9 years old and successfully competed at State levels until she was 17. Danni’elle is a dedicated and passionate coach who has been coaching rhythmic gymnastics for 10 years.

EVIE ASKELL-WILSON – COACH / JUDGE- Evie came to the club as a young gymnast and has stayed as a valuable member of the Tanjule community. Evie is a successful coach and judge and this shows through her numerous classes and events she judges at.

LARISHNA RAMASAMY – COACH / JUDGE- Larishna was gymnast at Tanjule for many years, successfully competing at state levels. Larishna remains respected and valued at the club as a dedicated and talented coach and judge.

SOPHIE KLEISS- COACH-  Sophie is a talented gymnast who represented Tanjule at State and National Championships for many years. Sophie has just started her time as a coach at Tanjule and is quickly developing her skills.

PHOEBE ASKELL-WILSON – COACH – Phoebe joined Tanjule as a gymnast in 2015. Phoebe’s natural talent allowed her to move through the beginner levels quickly and in 2018 she placed 3rd all around in level 6 at the National Clubs Carnival. She is now a member of the High Performance class competing in the Junior International level. Phoebe has also achieved her beginner coaching certificate and is a relief coach.