Our Coaches

Dorina Stan

WAG Head Coach

Dorina began coaching at Flicka Gymnastics in 2002.  Orginally from Romania, Dorina graduated from the National Academy of Sport in Bucharest.  Dorina has coached national team members in 3 different countries, Romania, Israel and Canada.  


In 2011, Dorina received the Charter Professional Coach from Coaches of Canada. Dorina has twice been named Team BC Manager and Coach for the Canada Winter Games in 2011 and 2014. Some highlights of her career include her contribution at the 2012 Olympic qualifications and Olympic Games.  Dorina has been awarded the Sev Heirberg, National Stream Coach of the year award in borth 2013 and 2014.  Also in 2014, Dorina was awarded the Chuck Sebestysn Women’s Artisic Gymnastics Coach of the GCG (Gymnastics Canada).

Valentin Stan

MAG Head Coach

Vali has been coaching at Flicka Gymnastics Club since 2002.  Originally from Romania, Vali graduated from the National Academy of Sport in Bucharest in 1994.  Vali coached Artistic Gymnastics in Israel from 1999 until 2002 when he moved to Canada.  In 2011, Vali received the Charter Professional Coach from Coaches of Canada.  Over the past 13 years, Vali has won many titles provincially, nationally and internationally. 


Vali has coached all levels of competition in Canada ,which include the BC Winter Games, Westerns, Canada Summer Games and Canada Winter Games.  Internationally, he has coached at 3 World Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015; the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and the Pan American Games in 2015, Rio Olympics in 2016.  Vali has also coached at 2 Pacific Rim Championships in Everett and Richmond, B.C.   Vali has received the Provincial Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2014. 


Vali was also awarded International Coach of the Year by GCG for 2013 and 2014, and Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

Vasi Cosariu

WAG Competitive Coach

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Doriana Donciu

Preschool and recreatinoal coach

Shadan Hendi

Ninja, preschool and recreational coach.

Jenny Chew

WAG Competitive Coach

Carli Illingworth

WAG Competitive Coach

Claire Bent

Interclub Coach

Douglas Forrest

Recreation Coach

Samantha Fourchalk

WAG competitive Gymnast and Coach

Karolina Kanios

Recreation, Drop in and Rentals Coach

Cassia Kobayashi

Coach in Training

Aaron Kruger

Recreation Coach

Michael Mitruk

MAG Gymnast, Recreation, Teen and Adult Coach

Tanya Morrow

Recreation, Preschool and Ninja Coach

Bailee Nadin

WAG Gymnast and Competitive Coach

Iiona Rawson

Recreation and Preschool Coach

Atrin Saghafi

Recreation Coach

Hamid Saghafi

Recreation and MAG Competitive Coach

Christina Sgourakis

Recreation and Preschool Coach

Jennifer Vandespyker

Coach in Training

Clare Brown

Recreation and Ninja Coach

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Flicka Gymnastics Club

123 East 23rd Street

North Vancouver

British Columbia, V7L 3E2




"We acknowledge the financial assistance of the
Province of British Columbia."

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