Anita Albertini

My whole life I’ve always been involved in sport and physical fitness. Sport and fitness improves all aspects of our lives, which is why I love to help people make achievements they never thought they could! Through my involvement in the sporting industry I am inspired to help others seek the benefits of sport and fitness to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Being able to see the smiling, happy faces on people when they are participating in sessions makes being a coach very rewarding and fulfilling.

I have found Y Striders to be a very welcoming club, encouraging all members to try their best and achieve their goals.


  • Certified First Aid and CPR
  •  Certificate III and IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 
  • Diploma in Sport Development

Specialty Areas

  • Functional Training
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Skills testing and Fitness Programming

Cassy Newman 

Physical activity and sport have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up I have always been one to try out every sport and give it my best effort. My aim at Y Striders is to bring my enthusiasm and passion to the club in order to inspire and motivate the members. Health is a large priority of mine and I love to learn more and more every day about nutrition and exercise, and share this information where I can.
The sessions I run aim to be fun, educational and help members as much as possible to achieve their goals, in a safe and social environment. I enjoy Y Striders because the club is open to everyone, runners or walkers, and it is accepting of all new members. The atmosphere at the club is contagious as I am always leaving a session with a big smile on my face.


  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • Mental Health First Aider


Specialty Areas:

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Goal setting and achievement
Patrick Tichelaar 20210210

Patrick Tichelaar 

As a child I participated in almost every sport there is.  That is where I found my love for fitness and being physically active.  I love the social aspect that fitness has, bringing people together for the common goal of living a healthier life.  
At Y Striders, I aim to bring my expertise from a variety of different sports to encourage and improve participants’ fitness and strength while having fun amongst friends.  Everyone at Y Striders tries their best in everything they do, creating a positive environment for fitness. 


  • Certificate I Leadership
  • Accredited National Judo Coach
  • Accredited International Judo Instructor
  • First Aid Certificate

Specialty Areas:

  • Strength Training
  • Skills Testing and Fitness Programming
  • Mentoring and coaching

  Olivia Skalko

Being the youngest sibling in a big Italian family, I developed a larger-than-life persona to keep up with my older sisters. I don’t like to miss out on much.  However, I do enjoy trying new things, meeting new people, and making the most out of each day. I strongly believe exercise should be enjoyable and not taken too seriously as the main goal is to maintain participation long-term.

I was a junior elite swimmer, swimming all over WA to represent my club. During my early high school years, this became very stressful provoking me to suddenly quit. I became very sedentary which made me feel extremely tired most days.

In my gap year I took on a very physically demanding job which brought me back into shape and my love for exercise again. From then on, I moved to Perth and started studying Sports and Exercise Science and will complete my diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the end of 2021. I like to nurture a sense of connectedness by keeping things light-hearted and incorporating some social banter within the group. My goal as a trainer is to educate each member so they can carry this knowledge with them wherever they go.


  • Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Top 10 Student of the year for Fitness Australia
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid Officer
  • VE 1.5 Advanced Event Officer Development Program V3
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science


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