About our Coaches

The club is headed up by Brother and Sister team David and Katy. Katy started the club in 2009 after she identified there were a number of children in the local area who were interested in participating in gymnastics in a fun club environment. In 2011 David joined the team and the club has grown significantly and gone from strength to strength since.

All the coaches hold the appropriate British Gymnastics coaching Qualifications, have been DBS checked and have attended Safeguarding and First Aid training.

Staff coaching roles can be identified by the colour of their t-shirt. Our class leads wear blue, assistant coaches wear pink and our fabulous young leaders wear sunshine yellow. At most sessions there will also be a supervising coach who will be supporting the team to ensure everything runs smoothly.

The majority of our coaches were previously(or still currently) gymnasts at the club and they have progressed into a coaching role. We invite all our members aged 11+ to start their coaching journey with us. This is the same age when the coaching pathway with British Gymnastics starts. Some we have recruited and trained though our coach development academy; we find ‘growing ouR own’ coaches means that the staff we have fully embrace the ethos of the club and this shows in their delivery of the sessions.

We’re always looking for new coaches to join the team to enable even more budding gymnasts to join the club, if you’re interested in getting involved speak to us. Additionally, as a club there are many roles which we require support with in a none coaching capacity, both helping with the tuck shop, and fulfilling roles such as Welfare Officer.

Our Welfare team is headed up by Sophie, she can be contacted on 07713023097 should you have any welfare concerns you’d like to raise or discuss with her.

Coach Development

We are always in need of more coaches to meet the demand of the people wanting to start and enjoy the sport. Our coach development academy supports individuals to develop the skills needed to coach gymnastics. No previous experience is needed, just an enjoyment of working with children and the drive to learn something new! If your interested in getting involved we'd love to hear from you.

Leadership Academy

The club have a group of Young Leaders that are progressing through British Gymnastics MY Leadership Academy Programme. These leaders assist our coaches in delivery of sessions whilst developing their own personal skills.

The programme introduces Young Leaders to the various roles and opportunities available within the sport. Helping them to identify their strengths and the areas they enjoy; encouraging them to stay them within the sport for longer, creating a larger stronger workforce for the future.