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The Team

The club’s coaching team is led by head coach, Melissa Clough, who is supported by coaches, Faye Hobday, Abi Haw, Katie Johnson, and Kelsie McDonald, as well as assistant coaches and voluntary helpers Tara Turnbull, Pat Clough, Erin Hunt, Emma Vincent, Abbie Green, Freya Byers, Mallissa Mullin, Brooke Spencer, Liv Blades, Neve McGinn, Isla McGinn, and Emma Green.

Melissa, Faye, and Abi have undertaken all the level 3 coaching modules. 

The coaching team is 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.

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 for 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