OUR Club Coaches

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Anne De Rover


Anne has always been passionate about sport. Both the mental and physical aspects of it has interested her from a very early age. She discovered triathlon in 2013 and fell for it hook, line and sinker!

She has since taken part in triathlons and duathlons of various distances and at various levels of racing.

A serious injury in 2017 lead her to re-assess her role in the sport and she  decided to turn her sights on coaching and giving back to the sport she loved.


Anne has always enjoyed working with people, and combined with her extended background in healthcare management and passion for the sport she knew she had found my next challenge.

Anne's goal is to help develop athletes in balanced, well-informed ways so that they can reach their goals and ensure the longevity of their involvement and enjoyment of this wonderful sport of triathlon!




Nicole's foray into triathlon started in 2010 after a friend convinced her it would be "fun". Given she didn't own a bike and hadn't swum since primary school, she wasn't so sure! 

Signing up for a novice course in 2011 to learn the ropes, she didn't come out the other end the next "Chrissie Wellington" but did manage to complete her first sprint triathlon, make some amazing friends and develop an addiction for triathlon. 

Nicole has since gone on to bigger and better things, completing 10 x 70.3 half Ironman events, including the World Championships in 2017, and a full Ironman. 

After having a baby in November 2018, Nicole turned her focus to coaching as a way to remain involved in the sport and to give back to her club and community. She was also keen to help introduce a new wave of athletes to this wonderful sport - especially to the post-training breakfast! 

Nicole is currently looking after the PTC 70.3 program and you can find her at the pool on Wednesday mornings and club Brick sessions on Saturdays.

karen woods

foundation coach

Karen was introduced to triathlon in 2007 when she competed in the BRW Corporate Sprint Triathlon. Her husband’s work had a spot in a team which they couldn’t fill, so she put her hand up and has never looked back.


Having competed nearly every year since 2012 at both Karri Valley and Busso 70.3,  she has quite a bit of knowledge to impart to those new to the sport.

Karen has also been club president since 2018 and in 2021 she took her passion further and completed the foundation coaching course. An experienced teacher for many years, Karen has good organizational and communication skills. 


 Karen believes the most important part of her role is encouraging and supporting new club members, to show them the health and wellbeing benefits of training with the Perth Triathlon Club.