David Capill of Gladstone Gymnastics Club is this week’s Monday Male.
David Capill of Gladstone Gymnastics Club is this week’s Monday Male. Luka Kauzlaric

Monday Male gymnastics coach is a true gym junkie

A TRUE gym junkie at heart, when David Capill is not coaching young athletes at the Gladstone Gymnastics Club, he can usually be found at Cross Fit.

The 25-year-old began coaching gymnastics full time eight years ago, but before that he was a gymnast in his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Mr Capill made the move from New Zealand to Gladstone five years ago to take up the position of coach and program manager at the Gladstone Gymnastics Club.

Since arriving in the Port City, Mr Capill has watched the gymnastics club grow and says he has loved every minute of it.

"It's always been a challenge. When I first started I probably had about 200 students, now we're close to 800, so it's been a bit of a journey," he said.

Throughout his time at the club, Mr Capill has coached everything from men's and women's artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, general gymnastics, and also the kindy and adult programs.

"I have got to experience a bit of everything, and it's been great," he said.

Building on his mentoring skills as a coach, Mr Capill decided to become a primary school teacher and is now in his final year of a teaching degree through the University of Southern Queensland.



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