Kelly Mini Sports: Coach Profiles

Meet our Kelly Mini Sports Coaches  


Cameron Drake (Director)

Cameron has a wealth of experience with coaching 1 to 5 year olds. He oversees all of the coaches to make sure they are well trained and delivering a fantastic sports program for kids Australia wide.

Daniel Patrick

Daniel Patrick

Jessica Atta

Jessica Atta

Jerico Gapay

Michael Van Rooy

Michael Van Rooy

Simon Bott

Simon Bott

Adrian Gandolfo Emily South Fiona Harrap Jayne Burke Louise Cross Monique Elliott
Sam Lewino Samuel Flynn Sarah Rigden Shelley Karbanenko Thomas Letcher-Nicholls Tom Digby


Adrian Gandolfo

Adrian is a childrens entertainer and is the manager of Real Dinosaurs. Having a beautiful two year old daughter of his own helps him understand toddlers and can relate to them very well. His passion and dedication is always to see the kids doing well and having fun at the same time to achieve their goal. With his constant training in the sports activites for the children, Adrian is excited to be a part of the Kelly Mini Sports team.


Daniel Patrick

Daniel works both for us our sister company Kelly Sports. He also is a quaified football referee and is currently studying to become a teacher. You will find him coaching on Fridays in Keilor.


Emily South

Emily is an avid sports lover and has played basketball since the age of five. Emily has previously studied Exercise and Sport Science and is now completing her Bachelor of Education at Victoria University. Emily coaches in Aspendale Gardens and Mulgrave.


Fiona Harrap

Fiona has completed her bachelor of sport and exercise science and has been actively involved in soccer, swimming dancing and athletics her whole life. You will find Fiona coaching in SpringwoodPenrithWetherill Park, The Ponds, Gladesville and Strathfield.


Jayne Burke

Jayne has a huge passion for sport and well being, and finds it very rewarding working with children and watching them grow and develop especially through sport. A mum of 2 Jayne is actively involved in her children's sporting activities from soccer to cricket to footy. A competitive swimmer as a child Jayne is now enjoying watching her daughter follow in her footsteps! You will find Jayne coaching in Sunbury, Craigieburn, Maribyrnong and Melton.


Jerico Gapay

Jerico is our Queendland State Manager and runs sessions all across Brisbane. His aim is to develop the Kelly Mini Sports program to all toddlers and pre schoolers Queensland wide and create a life long love of sports for all the kids. Jerico can be found in BeenleighBenowaBurleigh HeadsCoomera and Runaway Bay.


Jessica Atta

Jessica is currently studying to become a personal trainer! She is the captain of Hawthorn Magic basketetball team whom play in the Big V league. She also has loads of experience coaching basketball to kids. You will see Jess coaching in Epping, Wallan, Reservoir, Greensborough and Lower Templestowe.


Louise Cross

Louise is a qualified PE teacher and finds nothing more rewarding than working with and watching children grow and develop. She has played netball all of her life and has always had a passion for sport. She is a mother of one very cheeky little 17 month old boy, who keeps her very busy! You will find Louise coaching in Sunbury, Craigieburn, Maribyrnong and Melton.


Michael Van Rooy

Michael has studied Excercise Sport Science and Sport Recreation Management at Victoria University. His love for coaching brought him to Kelly Mini Sports and was a very successfull coach in Melbourne. Due to his success he has brought Kelly Mini Sports to Sydney and as such is the Sydney Manager. You will find Michael coaching in ParramattaBaulkham Hills, EppingThornleighNorth Sydney, Campbelltown, GlenhavenLiverpool and Blacktown.


Monique Elliott

Monique has a huge passion for sport and child development, and has coached local soccer in the Sutherland Shire area where she grew up. Taking up sport at the early age of 3, Monique has played a lot of sports such as karate, soccer, netball and softball. Monique coaches in Oatley, Miranda, Engadine, Cronulla and Strathfield.


Sam Lewino

Sam is a sports lover to say the least! Growing up he found two passions in life, sport and helping other people. After completing a Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation at SEDA, Sam knew that teaching kids sports and helping them learn was exactly what he wanted to do; so he found a career with Kelly Mini Sports. Sam runs Nunawading, Montrose, Kew and Vermont.


Samuel Flynn

Samuel is currently in his third year studying Bachelor of Education with a major in Health and PE. He also has previous experience in Basketball and Cricket as both a player and coach. You will find Samuel in Central Ballarat on Saturdays.


Sarah Rigden

Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Health and Physical Education) at RMIT University. She is a boundary umpire for the EDFL and enjoys playing various sports such as basketball, football and netball. Sarah runs the Footscray and Greenvale sessions.


Shelley Karbanenko

Shelley has completed a nutrition and food science degree at Federation University. Currently, she is working in Health Promotion for kids aged 3-5 which she really enjoys. Shelley has been involved in sport her whole life, playing basketball since she was 6 years old led her to play in America! Shelley is a coach for our Ballarat and Buninyong classes.


Simon Bott

Simon has completed a Diplmoma in Childrens Services and a Diploma in Sports Development. He is a cooridnator at a before school care and currently coaches at Rowville, Mount WaverleyBoronia, Balwyn and Bentleigh.


Tomas Letcher-Nicholls

Tom has a passion for and background in sports coaching and outdoor education, and is studying Arts at the University of Melbourne to be a teacher. He has competed in soccer, cricket and marathon kayaking, and believes in getting kids involved in sports from an early age to promote health, well being and teamwork. Tom works weeknds in Lilydale and Croydon.


Tom Digby

Tom has recently completed his Bachelor of Education degree and is working with Kelly Mini Sports, along with our sister company Kelly Sports. He enjoys playing cricket, football and tennis. You can find him coaching in Grovedale, Lara, Leopold, Ocean Grove, Geelong West and Newtown.


All our coaches have a complete ‘Working with Children’ check and have had full First Aid training.


Call or email us today to learn more about our coaches in your area!