The Langdon Award was the idea of the late Brenda Langdon. It was first awarded in 1990.
Her wish was to acknowledge the contribution to the calisthenic community that young coaches give to the sport.
For more information and the full list of recipients go to the Calisthenics ACT website: https://www.calisthenicsact.com.au/about/calisthenics-act/yearly-awards
Below are the Karilee coaches who have had the honour of being awarded the Langdon Award.
2023 – Taylor Bye
Taylor has coached with the Karilee Intermediate team from 2017 to 2023. Taylor is the current principle coach of both Karilee intermediate and senior teams.
Her recent notable achievements are 2023 Aggregate Winners at the Longbeach Calisthenic Competition in Frankston, Victoria, and 2023 Aggregate Runners Up at the Cali-ACT Championship Team Competition.
Here is a link to the Karilee 2023 Langdon Award Nomination prepared by Rachel Holdway.
2022 – Simone Barker
Simmy has coached at Karilee since 2017 with Tinies and Sub Juniors. Before moving to Tinies in 2019 as Principal coach.
Her recent notable achievements are 2019 ACT Tinies Aggregate Winners, 2019 NSW Tinies Aggregate Winners and Co Coach of the 2022 ACT Sub-Junior State Team.
Here is a link to the Karilee 2022 Langdon Award Nomination prepared by Rachel Holdway.
2018 – Meredith Jackson
Merry has coached at Karilee since 2014 with Tinies from 2014 to 2016 and for Sub Juniors from 2015 to 2017. Before moving to Junior in 2018 as a co-coach.
2013 – Jessica Costigan
2010 – Kristin Marshall
2002 – Liz Arnold
2000 – Jodie Sims
Jodie received the Langdon Award in her fifth year as the Principle Coach of Karilee Seniors Team having been originally appointed as the coach in 1995, while still a participant in the Seniors Team.
1998 – Kate Arnold (Kate Watson)
1996 – Rachel Alexander (Rachel Holdway)
In 1996 when Rachel was awarded the Langdon Award, she also participated in the Karilee and ACT National Representative Seniors teams as well as coaching both the Karilee Misses and Sub Junior teams.
Coach Excellence Award
Calisthenics ACT values the work and dedication of their coaches and consequently each year offers a “Coach of the Year” award.
To be eligible for the award, a Coach must be nominated by an ACT Calisthenic Club. It was first awarded in 1995.
For more information and the full list of recipients go to the Calisthenics ACT website: https://www.calisthenicsact.com.au/about/calisthenics-act/yearly-awards.
Below are the Karilee coaches who have had the honour of being awarded the Coach Excellence Award.
2018 – Jessica Costigan
2012 – Kristin Marshall
2009 – Liz Arnold
Liz had been coaching for twelve years with the Karilee Juniors when she received with this award. In 2009, Liz was the principle coach of the Karilee Juniors team.
Liz coached the Karilee Juniors from 1998 until 2008 with her sister Kate Arnold.
2005 – Kate Arnold (Kate Watson)
In 2005, Kate coached the Karilee Juniors with her sister, Liz Arnold. The team were ACT Champions and runners up in Ballarat.
Kate commenced coaching with Karilee Juniors in 1998. Most of the years between 1998 and 2005, the Karilee Juniors team were ACT Team Champions. The team was also Runners Up in Ballarat multiple times.
Kate continued to coach the Karilee Juniors until 2008 with great success, then she coached the Karilee Intermediates team for 5 years until 2013.
2004 – Jodie Sims
2003 – Jaci Craig
2001 – Rachel Alexander (Rachel Holdway)
Rachel commenced coaching with Karilee Sub-Juniors in 1993 when she was 17 years old. In 1996, Rachel was an Assistant Coach for the ACT Sub-Juniors Rep Team and the following year she coached the ACT Juniors Rep Team.
Rachel had been coaching for eight years with the Karilee Sub-Juniors and was also an active State and National volunteer when she received with this award.
1999 – Ann Craig
Ann was the founding coach of Karilee and was a very active participant at both the State and National Associations especially with the Skills Program.
Ann had been coaching various age groups for 18 years when she was presented with this award.