Head Coach & Welfare Officer
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
I have worked at Valdez for over 5 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.
The club ethos “Sport for all” is so refreshing and I admire all the work the coaches put in to create such fun, diverse classes for children of all ages and abilities.It is very exciting to be a part of such a thriving and friendly club!
Deputy Head Coach
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!