Rockit Coaching Team

Duncan Brown

Head Coach

​​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.


Jess Richards

Jess has only been climbing for two years but comes with a background of acrobatics, gymnastics and aerial arts, including having coached such sports. She is passionate about climbing and all that comes with the sport whether it be in competitions, climbing outdoors or just keeping fitness up on the walls at Rockit. Jess understands how training needs to cover many areas for an athlete to reach their full potential and is especially passionate about the importance of flexibility and mobility. She is excited to share her love for the sport and help train Rockit’s young athletes.

James Hurrey

James joined the Rockit team as a coach and route setter at the end of 2020. He is a fun-loving coach who strives to enlighten the minds of his students and facilitate their growth as climbers. As a keen sport climber (often sighted in Coolum Cave), James enjoys recreating the movement and flow of outdoor climbs in the routes he sets at Rockit. He is a well-rounded climber who dabbles in outdoor bouldering, single pitch, multi pitch, sport, trad and indoor climbing.

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Angus Simpson

​​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.

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Rockit Yoga Instructors

Ash Holmes

Ash is a passionate yoga teacher living on the sunshine coast who enjoys a vinyasa, gentle flow and restorative styles of yoga. When she isn't teaching yoga, you'll find her working as a Registered Nurse or climbing mountains!

"Yoga and rock climbing has given me the opportunity to connect with likeminded souls on the sunshine coast. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you, my hope is that you can step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. I am always up for a climb before or after class so keep an eye out for me either on the wall or on the mat."