Meet the Coaches

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Sarah

Pre-School Manager/Head Coach

Sarah primarily was a Squad gymnast travelling around the world including Russia where she trained at the Twin Club Moscow Dynamo. Sarah has been coaching for 20 years within the county and has expanded the programme into the local communities to ensure the programme can be accessed by all families without 

transport. Pre school gymnastics provides a safe environment for children to explore fundamental movement in a fun space, with specific apparatus.  I believe the programme contributes to developing robust  confident children with the ability to confront new challenges” said Sarah.

Qualifications

British Gymnastics Level 3 Award

Rebound Therapy experience

Level 1 trampoline Award 

Safeguarding

Positive Coach Award

First Aid 

Holds Current DBS

Dance And Choreography Diploma

Worked with Children with Additional needs including Autism  at Hope Lodge school.

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Kate

Pre-School Manager/Head Coach

As a mother of 4 children, Kate has extensive experience of behaviour management and structure, this is a real asset in the pre-school programme. Coupled with her expert knowledge of gymnastics, this adds valuable depth to the skills being taught and the preparation for elite level sport should this pathway be chosen. 


Qualifications

BG Level 3 preschool gymnastics award

BG Trampoline

Safeguarding 

Positive coach award

First Aid

National Level Gymnast 

Michael Austin Harlech award Winner

Holds current DBS


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Kirsty

Coach

I started gymtots as soon as I could walk and continued until I reached 16. I love being able to coach gymnastics with still the same coaches who taught me. I love working in something I loved doing so much as a child. Watching gymtots learning new skills and having so much fun makes my job so enjoyable. 

Qualifications

Level 2 award in child development

WorkIng towards British Gymnastics level 2

Holds current DBS

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Kerry

Coach

I have worked in childcare for 11 years with children ranging from ages 9 months to 13 years of age. I started working with the gymtots gymnastics team in May 2021 and have loved every minute.  

Qualifications 

Level 3 Diploma working with children aged 0-18 years

Paediatric First Aid Trained 

Safeguarding Level 4 

Holds current DBS

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Juliet

Coach

Growing up I spent many years learning ballet and gymnastics. Before having children I worked in early years education for over 10 years. I have also coached netball, swimming, and gymnastics to children of all ages around my main job. 

Qualifications

Level 1 coaching award with British Gymnastics 

Emergency First Aid

Holds current DBS

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Syd

Coach

I started gymnastics at the age of 4, where I was picked to join the squad where I became an elite gymnast competing in regional, national and even international competitions. I started volunteering for  gymtots from a young age and got more involved with coaching after stopping gymnastics myself. As an ex gymnast I know how fun and exciting it is to be taught new skills and I want to give the same opportunity I had to all of our gymtots.

Qualifications

Level 1 coaching

Holds current DBS

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Sam

Coach

I started gymnastics from a young age and fell in love with the sport instantly. Coaching was always something I've wanted to do as I wanted to help provide everyone with the same experience as myself. I started coaching in 2017 coaching ages 4 and above, all with different abilities and more recently Gymtots. I am really enjoying coaching Gymtots and I hope to continue providing joy and happiness to all the amazing gymnasts. 

Qualifications

Level 1 coaching

Holds current DBS