Acrobatic Gymanstics Head Coach – Lisa Thomas
General Gymnastic Co-ordinator – Julie Jenkins
Acrobatic Gymnastics Coaches
Level 4 – Sophie Bevan & Katie Jenkins
Level 3 – Julie Jenkins & Sophie John
Level 1 – Luke Price, Emily Stock, Sophie Jenkins & Shaun Maine
Pre School Gymnastics Coaches
Level 1 – Jackie Lewis, Sophie Bevan, Emily Stock & Sophie Jenkins
Level 2 – Sophie Bevan
Level 1 – Alexandra Carlsen, Emily Stock, Emily Gazzi, Sophie Jenkins, Jackie Lewis & Lowri Evans
Level 1 – Katie Jenkins, Sophie Bevan & Sophie John
Level 1 – Jackie Lewis, Heather Carter, Abbie Hughes, Ffion Parry – Jenkins
Lisa joined West Street when she was just 4 years old. Lisa has over 14 years coaching experience, is a Senior Club High Performance coach and works with the Senior Acrobatics Squad. Lisa’s dedication to coaching is second to none and her contribution to the achievements of the Squad are outstanding. Lisa competed in many International Competitions and came second in the British Championships in Senior Womens Pairs in 2000 and competed for Wales in Womens Groups.
Julie has been coaching for over 6 years, is a Club Coach in both Acrobatic and General Gymnastics and is currently coaching the Acrobatic squads at West Street. Julie has set up the general class structures that are run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening which has been a huge contributing factor to the success of introducing new talent to the squad. Julie is also qualified as a Judge and a trampolining coach.
Sophie specialises in Choreography and has played a major part for the past 4 years in West Street winning so many Welsh championship Medals. Sophie is one of our 2 coaches with a level 4 qualification in the acrobatics discipline and has over 8 years coaching experience. Sophie joined West Street when she was 5 years old and has competed for West Street in Artistic and Acrobatic Gymnastics. Sophie was a member of the British Acrobatic squad and has competed for Wales many times.
Katie has been training as a gymnast since she was 6 years old. Katie began coaching as an assistant at the very young age of 12 and has gained many years of experience. Katie has played a major part for the past 2 years in developing young talent in the squad. Katie is a Level 4 Coach in Acrobatics and Level 1 in trampolining.
Sophie has been training as a gymnast since she was 6 years old. Sophie is now a Level 3 Coach in Acrobatics, and assists the Welsh Acro Senior Squad, travelling to all the competitions abroad.
Jackie is our head of General Recreational Classes. Jackie has 17 years coaching experience. Jackie also runs our Women’s Artistic prep squad. Jackie holds a level 1 in pre school, level 1 in women’s artistic gymnastics and is currently working towards her level 2 as well as working towards being a club judge for West Street in house competitions.
Emily Stock is one of our oldest gymnasts in our acrobatics squad. Emily has represented West Street, Wales and has attended British Squad training sessions as a guest. Emily also trialled for Worlds in 2016. Emily is level 1 pre school qualified, Disability Inclusion for gymnastics, first aid trained and holds a level 1 women’s artistic / acrobatic qualification and is also working towards her level 2 and club judge qualifications.
Alex started in our artistic squad when she was 5 years old and made the move over to the acrobatic squad when she was 7. Alex was a member of the West Street squad and Welsh Squad until she was 18, Alex has been coaching at West Street since she was 14 and has a level 1 women’s artistic gymnastics qualification, and is working towards her level 2 in women’s artistic qualification. Alex is also working towards her club judge qualification to judge in house competitions.
Sophie has represented West Street, Wales and has placed silver in a British Acrobatic Championship twice. Sophie is level 1 pre school qualified, Disability Inclusion for gymnastics, first aid trained and holds a level 1 women’s artistic / acrobatic qualification and is also working towards her level 2 and club judge qualifications.
Volunteers At West Street Gymnastics Centre
Without our volunteers we would not be where we are today!
We are very grateful for our volunteers and are very proud of them.
Jodie Bates, Heather Carter, Mari Davies, Lowri Evans, Alison Jenkins, Rhiannon Maine, Andrew Phillips, Jess Mccunlty, Georgia Mathews, Tamsin Rippin, Jess Morris, Danielle Griffiths, Aimee Griffiths, Sofie Morgan, Emily Gazzi, Sophie Jenkins, Ffion Jenkins, Abby Hughes, Luke Goldwell, Caitlin Evans, Tamara Smith, Brooke Scott, Bronwen Maine, Kelly Rodgers, Sophie John, Katie Jenkins and Lisa Thomas.