Who We Are

About Us

The aim of the Australian Calisthenic Federation (ACF) is to develop, promote, administer and co-ordinate in a professional and efficient manner, the unique Australian sport of Calisthenics at a National level, for the enjoyment and benefit of all.

Our Structure

The ACF Board

Liz Kratzel


Liz served as ACF’s Director of Competitions from 2003-2012 and became President of the Australian Calisthenic Federation in 2012.

Liz has undertaken several roles in the management of Calisthenics, including President at Club, State and National levels.

Liz always strives to achieve a high level of integrity and professionalism, ensuring transparency and accountability in decision making and actions. Liz has been successful in effectively communicating with ACF’s stakeholders and has proven ability in this area. Liz has always enjoyed open and honest communications with each state and the heads of each sub-committee.

Liz believes the knowledge and experience she has gained from over 20 years involvement at a national level stand her in good stead to progressively move forward as a Director with the Australian Calisthenic Federation Limited.

Richard Emery

Vice Chair

Richard joined the ACF Board with a unique mix of senior executive and board experience coupled with a strong connection and involvement in the sport of calisthenics.

Richard is grateful for the role that calisthenics has played in the social, physical, and emotional development of his two daughters, of whom he is exceedingly proud.

With over 14 years of experience of grassroots involvement as a parent, Richard’s family is entrenched in calisthenics, having enjoyed invaluable social connections and friendships.

Richard joined the ACF Board with the stated goal to assist the sport of calisthenics to find ways and tools to be more inclusive and broaden it’s appeal to adapt to the changing needs of our community, now and for the future.

Chrissie Maus GAICD


Chrissie Maus grew up in Western Australia and spent over decade part of her local Calisthenics club, West Coast. She’s been a WA state team representative and a Miss Graceful girl winner. Maus was also a Calisthenics coach and still a respected mentor to many in the sport. 

Maus started her marketing and media career over 20 years ago in radio and TV managing national brand activations, sponsorships & integrated marketing campaigns.

She is highly influential in the marketing sector and dominates the pack with a daily appetite for innovation, a focus on disruption for differentiation and is an unapologetically bold civic leader.  

Maus is an AICD graduate and has raised over $30 million for different charities. She is a passionate women’s rights, equality, sleep & mental health advocate. 

Maus is a compelling Leadership and Lifestyle Opinion Writer for The West Australian (Seven West Media) and a two-time state winner in the AMI marketing awards 2020.

Jonathan Pitt


Jonathan is a practising Solicitor with a passion for driving and supporting participation in sport at all levels arising from a lifelong involvement in various sports both as an athlete and administrator. 

Jonathan has over 10 years of experience Legal, Governance and Integrity matters and is the current National Manager of Legal & Integrity for Baseball Australia and Water Polo Australia. He was also the Senior Legal Counsel for Racing NSW and is the Principal Solicitor at Champion Sports Law, providing legal services and advice to major professional leagues and elite-level competitions including the Australian Baseball League.

As an athlete, Jonathan was a National Swimmer, is a 1st Dan black-belt in Karate-Jitsu and in his earlier years competed at a representative level in rugby union, rugby league and cross-country. He has also competed across a variety of sports including baseball, water polo, soccer, Australian football and athletics. 

In his spare time, Jonathan has Chaired and acted as Secretary to various charities and charitable trusts. He is the current Chairman of the ABL Disciplinary Review Panel and is a former Tribunal Member of the NSW Training Disputes Tribunal. He has also sat on various Committees and Sub-Committees across Licensing and Disciplinary matters in thoroughbred racing.

Diane Winterling


A Life Member of the Australian Calisthenic Federation, Diane brings significant sport specific experience to the ACF Board.

An active participant since an early age, Diane has been involved as a coach, adjudicator and an examiner and has held the position of the ACF Director of Skills and Convenor of the Examiners Advisor and is currently Head of Skills.

A passionate and proactive member of the calisthenic community Diane was named ACF Official of the Year in 2007 and in 2000 was a recipient of the Australian Sports Medal for her contribution to Calisthenics.

Diane is focussed on ensuring the ACF Board continues the legacy of the sport whilst ensuring calisthenics continues to develop and thrive.

“Calisthenics has had a significant impact in my life and my association with our wonderful sport has been developed over many years”.

Anita Roser


Anita joined the ACF Board to assist with the implementation of the new constitution and strategic plan. 

Anita’s experience in Calisthenics has included being a proud parent of three talented participants, two of them coaches, and all three as members of National teams over the past 25 years.

Anita was appointed as ACF Director of Competitions in 2012, a position she held until the end of 2022.

Anita has been involved at State level for the past 25 years as a president, treasurer, competition chairperson, club manager and costume coordinator.  

These experiences allowed Anita to work with many people across  the Calisthenics community, teaching and mentoring them so that they could enjoy their time as a volunteer.

Anita believes in nurturing the enthusiasm of our future Nationals representatives and encouraging participation of all States at the National Championships each year.  

Jeremy Seward

Company Secretary

ACF Head of Committees

Carolyn Fortune

Head of Coaching

Carolyn has been involved in the wonderful sport of calisthenics for over 60 years as a competitor, coach and administrator at club, state and national level. 

A competitor in Victoria and South Australia, a coach with experience across a range of ages and divisions and a proud parent and grandparent of participants. 

Carolyn is passionate about coach development and is a council member of the Calisthenic SA coaches association where she presents courses, seminars and mentors. 

As a member of the ACFCC for the past 21 years Carolyn has co-ordinated two National coaches conferences.

A life member of the Australian Calisthenic Federation, Calisthenic Association of SA, Calisthenics SA Coaches , Brighton Calisthenic club and Port Lincoln Calisthenics club, Carolyn believes that it is important to maintain the integrity of our sport at all levels.

Alison Lewis

Head of Adjudicating

After starting calisthenics at the age of 8 and coaching her own club for 20 years, Alison became an adjudicator in 1997. She has adjudicated in all states of Australia, RSSS (all age groups, Senior Graceful Girl and the inaugural Senior Calisthenic Solo,) and the ACF National Championships in 2014.

Alison has been on the ASCA Victorian Branch Committee since 2002 and has held various positions (every position except treasurer!) and is currently the Immediate Past President. She was awarded a Life Membership to ASCA in 2021.

A Victorian Representative on the ACF Adjudicator’s Advisory Board from 2014-2022, Alison is currently Head of the AAB.

Outside calisthenics, Alison is married to Graeme, a mum and nanna, and works as a Dental Therapist.

Diane Winterling

Head of Skills

Diane has been involved in Calisthenics since the age of 4 making the natural progression to coaching and then examining and adjudicating. 

She is an Advanced Level 2 Adjudicator and has extensive adjudicating experience both solo and team, officiating at all levels at many metropolitan and regional competitions in South Australia and interstate.

As a Gold Medal Examiner and a level 2 coach Diane has had the opportunity to view Calisthenics from several perspectives all of which complement her ongoing commitment to and love of our sport.

Diane has held the position of the ACF Director of Skills and Convenor of the Examiners Advisor and now transitions to Head of Skills.