CNGA Coaches’ Mission Statement

We aim to offer a high standard of coaching for all levels of the Artistic, Team Gym and General Gymnastics pathways, encouraging technical accuracy, sound preparation and holistic athlete development.– Get to know the team that make CNGA the force it is!

Management & Administrative staff

Tracey – CNGA Business Manager
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Jill – CNGA Gymnastics Manager & Head of Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • Years of coaching experience? 31+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? High Bar
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Craig Heap
  • Career highlight? Coaching several national squad gymnasts
  • Fun fact? Enjoys session planning
Leigh – CNGA Office Manager
  • Years at CNGA? 13 years
  • Favourite Apparatus? Bars & Beam
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Olga Korbut
  • Career highlight? Receiving an ‘unsung hero of sport award’ which like most unsung heroes she doesn’t like to talk about
  • Fun fact? Has a brilliant sense of humour that people don’t usually get to see
Judith – Deputy Gymnastics Manager & Head of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • Years of coaching experience? 25+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic & Men’s Artistic
  • Favourite Apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Lilia Podkpayeva
  • Career highlight? National squad member for tumbling
  • Fun fact? has a twin brother
Matthew - Deputy Gymnastics Manager & Men's Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 13+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men's Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor and Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Kōhei Uchimura
  • Career highlight? Coach of British Aparatus Champion
  • Fun fact? Football Referee

Reception Staff

Janet – Receptionist
  • Years at CNGA? 4+ years
  • Gymnastics discipline? Women’s Artistic & Pre-school
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Winning a medal in her first competition
  • Fun fact? Has a dog called Daisy
Joanne – Receptionist
  • Years at CNGA? < 1 Years
  • Gymnastics Discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor + Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Elena Davidova
  • Career highlight? Competing for the region
  • Fun fact? Loves cats!

Women’s Artistic Coaches

Judith – Deputy Gymnastics Manager & Head of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • Years of coaching experience? 25+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic & Men’s Artistic
  • Favourite Apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Lilia Podkpayeva
  • Career highlight? National squad member for tumbling
  • Fun fact? has a twin brother
Clare – Women’s Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 7+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic & Pre-school
  • Favourite apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite succesful gymnast? Aly Raisman
  • Career highlight? Winning a bronze medal at the Rosebowl Championships
  • Fun fact? Has heart shaped veins on her wrist
Lynsey – Women’s Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 17+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic & General
  • Favourite apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Aly Raisman
  • Career highlight? Coaching regional squad gymnasts
  • Fun fact? Collects Disney cups
Kerry – Women’s Artistic Coach & Board Member
  • Years of coaching experience? 10+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Nadia Comaneci
  • Career highlight? National squad gymnast
  • Fun fact? Wanted to be a trapeze artist when she left school
Angie – Women’s Artistic Coach & Board member
  • Years of coaching experience? 37+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite Apparatus? Beam
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Nadia Comaneci
  • Career highlight? 5 gymnasts representing region at the NDP’s
  • Fun fact? In the word’s of others ‘brings a bit of sparkle to the gym’
Glenn – Women’s Artistic Coach & Board Member
  • Years of coaching experience? 40+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic & Trampolining
  • Favourite apparatus? Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Olga Korbut
  • Career highlight? Full team of national champions
  • Fun fact? Hitchhiked with Led Zepplin
Vicki – Women’s Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 20+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Bars
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Svetlana Khorkina
  • Career highlight? Receiving a CNGA Special Recognition Award
  • Fun fact? Loves prawns
Ella – Women’s Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 2+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite Apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Taeja James
  • Career highlight? Competing at the Disney Classic in Florida, USA
  • Fun fact? Has passed her Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Phebe – Women’s Artistic Coach & Pre-School Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 6 years
  • Coaching discipline? Tumbling
  • Other Gymnastics Discipline? Recreational and Women's Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Fasttrack
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Larissa Lordache
  • Career highlight? Representing GBR in tumbling
  • Fun fact? I did gymnastics from 3-18 and never had a serious injury
Louisa – Women’s Artistic Coach
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Grace E. – Women’s Artistic Coach
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Men’s Artistic Coaches

Jill – CNGA Deputy Manager & Head of Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • Years of coaching experience? 31+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? High Bar
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Craig Heap
  • Career highlight? Coaching several national squad gymnasts
  • Fun fact? Enjoys session planning
Misha – Men’s Artistic Coach & CNGA Technical Advisor
  • Years of coaching experience? 18+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? High Bar
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Alexei Nemov
  • Career highlight? Attending & training at Olympic School in Ukraine
  • Fun Fact? Circus Performer - High Bar (12m over ground)
Matthew - Deputy Gymnastics Manager & Men's Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 13+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men's Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor and Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Kōhei Uchimura
  • Career highlight? Coach of British Aparatus Champion
  • Fun fact? Football Referee
Lyndon- Men's Artistic Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 1+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Men's Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor and Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Kōhei Uchimura
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Team Gym Coaches

Chloe – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 3+ Years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Larisa Iordache
  • Career highlight? 2018 British Team Gym Champion
  • Fun fact? Has watched the first Harry Potter film so many times she can recite it word for word
Hannah – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 12+ Years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Nadia Comaneci
  • Career highlight? Having coached Bronze British Champions
  • Fun fact? Favourite food is chocolate
Sam – Team Gym Coach
  • Year of coaching experience? 17+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Isabella Eineus
  • Career highlight? Having coached silver & gold British Champions
  • Fun fact? Doesn’t eat fruit or vegetables
Jess – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 6+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Isabella Eineus
  • Career highlight? 2 time Great Britain gymnast
  • Fun fact? Is training to be a primary school teacher
Kelly – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 4+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Oksana Omelianchik
  • Career highlight? Primary challenge team qualifying for and competing at the British Championships
  • Fun fact? Is a black belt in kickboxing
Niamh – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 3+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Nile Wilson
  • Career highlight? Winning a gold medal at 2018 British Championships
  • Fun fact? Started at CNGA at age 5
Eve – Head of GFA, Team Gym Coach & General Gymnastics Coach
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Ellie – Team Gym Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 2 years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
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  • Career highlight? My team and I placing 2nd at the TeamGym British Championships
  • Fun fact? Competed at the British 8 times
Natasha – Team Gym Coach
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Caity – Team Gym Coach & General Gymnastics Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 3+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Representing CNGA at the British Championships Gala in 2016
  • Fun fact? Is a competitive cheerleader

General Coaches

Hannah – General Gymnastics Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 13+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Women’s Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Shawn Johnson
  • Career highlight? Every time a gymnast overcomes a challenge
  • Fun fact? Is a former national cheer leading champion
Eve – Head of GFA, Team Gym Coach & General Gymnastics Coach
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Caity – Team Gym Coach & General Gymnastics Coach
  • Years of coaching experience? 3+ years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Representing CNGA at the British Championships Gala in 2016
  • Fun fact? Is a competitive cheerleader

MEET THE RECREATIONAL COACHING TEAM!

Eve – Head of Gymnastics for All
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Caity - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 2+ years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's
  • Other gymnastics discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Representing CNGA at 2016 British Gala Showcase
  • Fun fact? I have been part of gymnastics for 13 Years

Rachel - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 9 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's
  • Other gymnastics disciplines? General Gymnastics
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Yorkshire Level 4 Champion
  • Fun fact? Love to watch the F1

Milly - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 5 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's Artistic
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Jessica Gadirova
  • Career highlight? Competing for South East Wales
  • Fun fact? Born on a leap year

Isobel - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 4 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's Artistic
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor and Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Gadirova twins
  • Career highlight? Doing a workshop with Baz Collie (GBR men's coach), helping me support higher skills
  • Fun fact? I was a dancer for 16 years before I did gymnastics

Grace - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 4 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's Artistic
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Vault
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Simone Biles
  • Career highlight? Being a part of the World Gymnastrada 2019
  • Fun fact? I have a dog called Mac

Emma - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 4 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's Artistic
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Bar
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Max Whitlock
  • Career highlight? Working on medal winning floor routines
  • Fun fact? I like to make my own clothes

Phebe – RECREATIONAL COACH
  • Years of coaching experience? 6 years
  • Coaching discipline? Tumbling
  • Other Gymnastics Discipline? Recreational and Women's Artistic
  • Favourite apparatus? Fasttrack
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Larissa Lordache
  • Career highlight? Representing GBR in tumbling
  • Fun fact? I did gymnastics from 3-18 and never had a serious injury
Ellie – RECREATIONAL COACH
  • Years of coaching experience? 2 years
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
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  • Career highlight? My team and I placing 2nd at the TeamGym British Championships
  • Fun fact? Competed at the British 8 times
Gabby - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 10 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Recreational Gymnastics
  • Other gymnastics discipline? General Gymnastics
  • Favourite apparatus? Floor.
  • Favourite successful gymnast? I would definitely have to go with Gabby Douglass, but I’m mostly inspired by Kaitlyn Ohashi.
  • Career highlight? Being able to celebrate when a child gets a tricky skill and seeing their face light up with joy!
  • Fun fact? I was inspired to become a gymnast from many family members who have been gymnasts.

Katie – RECREATIONAL COACH
  • Years of coaching experience? 6 month
  • Coaching discipline? Team Gym
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette and Tumble
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Maddie Nichols
  • Career highlight? GB gymnast and competed at European Championships
  • Fun fact? I've been doing gymnastics for 15 years at CNGA
Layane - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? Few months
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Teamgym
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Trampette
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Sunisa Lee
  • Career highlight? Winning gold at British Qualifiers 2022
  • Fun fact? I’m fluent in French, Arabic and English

Amey - Recreational Coach

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Kiera – RECREATIONAL COACH
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Emma - Recreational Coach

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Siobhan - Recreational Coach

  • Years of coaching experience? 14 years
  • Primary gymnastics discipline? Women's Artistic Gymnastics
  • Other gymnastics discipline? None
  • Favourite apparatus? Bars to coach, beam to train
  • Favourite successful gymnast? Nastia Liukin
  • Career highlight? Representing Yorkshire at national competitions and obtaining my level 3 coaching qualification
  • Fun fact? Certified advanced PADI diver

ACADEMY APPRENTICE

Rosie - CNGA Apprentice
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