National Director — Surfing Australia National High Performance Program
Kim moved to the Tweed after retiring from the Australian Women’s Hockey Team for what she and her husband thought was “a 3 year plan” — 24 years and three adult children later, they’re still here! After a career in corporate coaching and sports training, Kim is now National Director of the Surfing Australia National High Performance Program and is leading Team Australia, and Australian surfing, to its first Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Based at Casuarina’s Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Kim’s role is to support Australian athletes become the world’s best surfers and people. She’s inspired by the athletes, coaches and staff she gets to work with who commit daily to a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Explore: What I love about our area is the sense of community. There’s a genuine gratitude and appreciation from all those who choose to build a life here. The magic blend of quality weather, local infrastructure, diverse geographic beauty, services, clubs, expertise, opportunity and education means the Tweed has it all — we are so blessed to call it home.
Sip: Being so close to my workplace, I’m a regular at Osteria for coffee and a bite to eat. When unwinding after work, I can also be found here enjoying a glass of wine or a gin with friends and then cycling home. Otherwise, I’ll be quite happily sitting on a beach chair down on the sand with girlfriends watching the ocean at sunset.
Eat: My favourite home meal is to gather family and friends to BBQ seafood, fresh from Chinderah, and create a huge salad with local produce. Restaurant favourites are Fins, Bombay Cricketers Club or Taverna at Kingscliff. Breakfast at Tucker is also a favourite. There’s no better picnic spot than Cabarita Headland or Hastings Point, especially during whale season.
Shop: I always try to support local business owners and tend to stick to Pottsville, Kingscliff, Cabarita or Murwillumbah for clothing, gifts and homewares. Dune at Pottsville is always a favourite and when interstate friends visit, I take them to a local market so they can experience the sights, foods and talents of our community.
Do: For a weekend at home, simplicity is my greatest pleasure so, if not at the beach running and surfing, you can generally find me riding a bike along the beach path for a swim at Kingscliff Creek, reading a book or listening to a podcast under a beach umbrella or catching up with family and friends at a local café, bar or restaurant.