Bringing Gove Together

Moving to Nhulunbuy

Hi my name is Sonya. My partner Phil and I are moving up to Nhulunbuy probably in mid August. We currently live in Geelong, Victoria. Phil is up there at the moment trying out the job that he has been offered at Gove motors as a mechanic and he will be up there for another 2 weeks. I am a personal trainer and a triathlon coach down in Geelong. I worked at Fernwood Womens gym in Geelong for 6 years and am now working at another gym. I run various bootcamp training sessions and also a womens triathlon squad. I am also about to do an austswim swimming teaching certificate so I will be a qualified swimming teacher by the time we make the move up there. I am also studying a certificate in fitness and nutrition for children. I was just wondering if there would be any sort of work available up there in this field. I was thinking about starting up a triathlon and fitness group if there is any need or want for it up there. Otherwise I would be looking for some sort of administration or customer service work. I worked at Safeway also for 10 years. Can anyone maybe point me in the right direction or any other ideas or feedback. Also, is the runners group posted on this website still active up there? And is there any sort of triathlon group? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks heaps. Sonya

Hi Sonya,

My name is Rach Verdel and I have lived in Gove for 11yrs and love it. You are coming to an amazing part of the world and will enjoy the outdoor aspects Gove has to offer. Especially having a sporting background.

I am in the process of starting a Triathlon Club in Gove. Literally in the wheels with Triathlon NT.

My personal focus is  Jnr Development and am looking forward to starting the 8 week kids clinic I have organised for term 3. This is a new movment in town and many kids are excited to give it a crack.

As for adults and triathlon there is a whole big area that is just waiting for someone to embrace and take it to an exciting level that our adults can participate too.

We had a strong swim squad for adults and coach relocated so an area for sure to be reignited.

I have organised many races in town and have organised a kids Gala race in Sept to finish up our clinic. This is going to be supported by Triathlon NT who are coming over to help me sanction the race and follow proceedure through the network of Triathlon Australia.

If you are keen to give me a call please do so and will discuss further

08 8987 8215

Great timing for us with relocating. Speak soon

Rach