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LIZ GOSPER

Head Coach & Founder of IST

Liz Gosper is a passionate triathlon and advocate for participation in sport for everyone.


Liz worked as a Special Education teacher and has now dedicated her work to finding pathways into mainstream competition for young adults with an intellectual impairment.

Liz is a registered Triathlon Coach and was the joint winner of the 2017 Triathlon Australia National Age Group Coach of the Year.

PETER GANSS

Head Cycling Coach

Peter Ganss brings a wealth of cycling knowledge and experience to the IST coaching team. He is both a Track and Road cycling coach and shares his passion and skills with the IST athletes.

Peter is also Head Coach of cycling at Caulfield Grammar School.

NCAS Level 2 Coach, Road and Track Cycling.

Cycling Australia Skills Instructor.

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ARCHER TALBOT

Assistant Triathlon Coach

Archer is a qualified Triathlon coach and participated in triathlons from 2006 - 2014. He is also a former primary school teacher.

Archer is an enthusiastic swimmer, being President of Masters Swimming Victoria for 5-years, and a keen road cyclist.

TASH ASCUI

Assistant Triathlon Coach

Tash Ascui is a qualified Triathlon Development Coach. She specialises in the cycling program, having a love of the open road. She assists at Xavier running training, buddies athletes throughout the triathlon season, and works at Saturday morning triathlon training.

Tash recently qualified as a Medical Doctor - congratulations Dr Ascui.

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DEBORAH ADAMS

Swimming Coach

Deb Adams has been coaching swimming for most of her life, and competed at a National level as a junior swimmer. 

Deb works as a Special Education teacher and, like Liz, is passionate about providing opportunities for those with an intellectual impairment.