Head Coach & Welfare Officer

Holly
Thompson

I don’t remember life before gymnastics!!! I began at age 3 and went on to compete at many national and international events at world set level before qualifying as a coach. I have been coaching for well over twenty years now and still love every minute of it! I set up Valdez Gymnastics over 10 years ago. We now have over 1000 active members. I have 3 wonderful kids who vary from loving gymnastics, to finding it so boring!! I am a keen free style skydiver now – gymnastics in the sky is a lot easier on the knees at my age !!

Office Manager & Welfare Officer

Chantelle
Hrouda

I have worked at Valdez for over 4 years and can honestly say I love it!
After finishing my A levels in Business and Finance, I worked in the hospitality sector for 7 years before becoming a part of the Valdez team.
It is very exciting to be a part of such a thriving and friendly club!

Deputy Head Coach

Tasha
Duff

I have been part of the Valdez team for 6 years now and honestly couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!
I absolutely love coaching at Valdez, watching the children grow and develop in their skills is such a reward.
I started coaching as an assistant helping out Holly, which seems like a lifetime ago! I have now worked my way up to Deputy Head Coach of Valdez (WGC) which is an honour and I enjoy every second of!
One of my main aims in teaching gymnastics is to ensure the kids are having fun as well as learning and working hard.
I work everyday at Valdez so whatever class it is, I’ll be there!

Gym Manager

Dan
Steer

Senior Coach

Kayleigh
Murphy

Senior Coach

Jenny
Conen

Senior Coach

Charlotte
Mison

Coach

Tierney
Beane

Senior Coach

Nyall
Hayford

Coach

Kira
Shaw

Senior Coach

Ashley
Davis

Coach

Catherine
Smith

Coach

Maddie Ball

Coach

Chloe Morgan

Coach

Daisy Hadley

Coach

Megan Scott

Coach

Chloe Grainger

Coach

Hannah Cooper