Rockit Coaching Team
We are proud to provide training programs designed by our head coach, Duncan Brown. Duncan has been training elite athletes around Australia and worldwide and is also the Coaching Director for the Australian Climbing Team. With 20 years of climbing experience, Duncan oversees and tailor-makes our programs to get the kids learning the fundamental skills and techniques of rock climbing in a fun and energetic environment to ensure motivation to achieve their climbing goals.
Michael has been climbing outdoors since 2016 and is a current PACI Guide for Artificial Surfaces. While he has never been a competition climber, Michael comes from a background of coaching school sports as well as competing and coaching full contact martial arts. Having completed his Bachelor of Science, Michael manages the gym as well as oversees the coaching team and setting departments while studying a Diploma of Sport. As a setter and a climber Michael loves focusing on climbers movement and can often be found delving into the subject through research papers and books if he isn't out finding (and cleaning) boulders here on the Sunshine Coast.
Angus has been climbing for 5 years and in that time has continuously blown everyone away. Competing at every level of competition, including representing Australia internationally and currently being a member of the Australian Open Lead team, Angus brings a wealth of competition knowledge to his students. On top of that, Angus also has broken outdoor grades of 31 and is a core coaching and setting team member here at Rockit.
Jono first started climbing at Rockit more than 6 years ago, and has competed in multiple state and national competitions. While he no longer competes, he now focuses on route setting, including setting for lead and boulder state titles. Formerly a full time route setter, he has climbed and set all around the country in a variety of styles and facilities. Now he has returned to Rockit, Jono is a core member of our setting team and is excited to be taking on coaching as well, growing the sunshine coast climbing scene through the up and coming youth.
Milly has been a coach at Rockit for the last 5 years and has been climbing competitively for almost 8 years. Having experienced years of both state and national competitions, she has seen and felt all the ups and downs, sweat and tears they bring, along with the joy of seeing hard work paying off. Milly is passionate about the precise training it takes for a rock climber to reach their full potential, considering both strength and technique.
Milly also holds a certificate 3 in fitness and looks forward to helping all climbers reach new heights.
James is a passionate climber who loves to have a laugh and cares greatly for education. He has climbed in gyms and at outdoor crags down the Eastern side of Australia and feels that his week is not complete unless he has been climbing most days. James begins his third year of a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2021. He has gained professional experience as an educator while teaching and learning during practicums. James is excited to help his students develop their technique, fitness as well as a passion for rock climbing.
Jacob is a young, avid climber with a wide variety of experience climbing across Australia. From indoor climbing, to first ascent bouldering, to hard red point lead, Jacob hopes to instill his passion for the sport into those he coaches while discovering and developing where their interests lie within climbing’s many disciplines. Jacob is eager to see the progress of his student’s strength and technique while maintaining a commitment to having fun and enjoying the sport.