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The Team

The club’s coaching team is lead by head coach, Melissa Clough, who is a fully qualified British Gymnastics coach, supported by coaches, Faye Hobday, Abi Haw, Carla Minta and Shannon Black, as well as assistant coaches and voluntary helpers Tara Turnbull, Pat Clough, Erin Hunt, Molly Holmes, Emma Vincent, Katie Johnson, Abbie Green, Kelsie McDonald and Freya Byers.

Melissa and Faye have undertaken all the level 3 club coach award modules. 

The coaching team are happy to mentor all volunteer helpers, parents and any older gymnasts or ex-gymnasts who want to undertake and obtain a coaching award. 

The club currently boasts two BG regional judges, Pat Clough and Tara Turnbull, who regularly judge at county and regional competitions, and assist and advise the coaching team with regards to rule changes etc. They are happy to mentor any parents, volunteer helpers, older or ex-gymnasts who are interested in judging and obtaining a judging qualification.

Emma Byers, Adele Bogg and Claire Speed are the club’s welfare officers and have all attended the Time to Listen and Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses required for them to be qualified in this post.

All club coaches, judges and welfare officers are insured through British Gymnastics, have Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) enhanced clearance and have attended safeguarding & protecting children courses.

Meet the coaches & committee