Coaches

Ashley Beaver – Head Coach

Ashley was a dancer between the age of 5 – 16 yrs old. He then turned his hand to Sports Acrobatics and has been twice British Champion in Mens Pairs and competed for Great Britain for 5 years. After competing internationally for 5 years he then went on to work for Cirque du Soleil as a featured performer in the show ‘Varekai’. Ashley has been performing adagio acrobatics and static trapeze with his partner Sarah for 8 years. He is a Club Coach in Sports Acro and is taking many courses to update his qualifications to keep current in the gymnastics world.


Sarah Needham – Head Coach

Sarah has been involved in Gymnastics since the age of 5. Based at Heathrow Gymnastics Club she has competed in Artistic, Sports Acrobatic and Sports Aerobic. Sarah was 4 times British Champion in Womens trio for Sports Aerobics and has competed for Great Britain at European and World Championships. Sarah is qualified as a Club Coach in Sports Acro, Senior Club Coach in Artistic and Fitness Ballet. She has been in charge of the Mini Squad and coached in acrobatics at Heathrow gym for 10 yrs and coached at many Schools and clubs.


Si-Wan Cheung – Coach

image1Si-Wan is a level 3 General Gymnastics Club Coach, and has been teaching since she was 14 Years old. She has taught both here in England, and in America at summer camps, and has taught children from as young as 3 to 18 years old. As a gymnast, Si-Wan competed as an artistic gymnast when she was younger, and then in Sport Acrobatics for 11 years at Richmond, and competed regionally, nationally, and internationally. All in all, she has been involved in gymnastics for over 26 years!

 


Louise Wheeler – Coach

IMG_3362 2  Lousie was a gymnast from the age of seven and started coaching when she was fifteen at Abbey Gymnastics. She has been teaching gymnastics at Booker Gym Club for the last eight years where she has gained her Level 2 Women’s Artistic qualification, alongside Vault and Floor Judging Qualification Level 1 and add on Module Level 2 for Freestyle Gymnastics. Louise teaches a range of ages from toddler to adult gym and a mixture of abilities.


Sarai Morales – Coach

“I started gymnastics when I was 4 years old ( in Mexico) and kept it up until i was 19 years old and was competing national level . I started coaching since i was 17 years old in Mexico . When i was 19 i moved to Canada and coached there for 5 years (national level gymnasts) I then moved to the UK and have been with top schools coaching and taking them to nationals and coaching a little of recreational gymnastics.”

 

 


Louise Mearns – Coach and Welfare Officer                                                    

Sausages Louise is qualified in General Gym Level 4 and in Team Gym. She also judges every year for Floor and Vault and Team Gym competitions. Louise is also the clubs Welfare Officer.

 

 

 


Rositsa Vasileva – Coach

IMG_0996 Rositsa  begun gymnastics at age of 6. She obtained medals from national and international competitions during her sports career.
Rositsa is entitled with the highest level  – “Master of sport” in the artistic gymnastic and “Candidate Master of Sport” in the Acrobatics Gymnastics – tumbling path.
From August 2015 she is main coach of Regional Squad.
Up to now her gymnasts are 41 medals winners, 21 of them golden.
Her squad is holder of  6 big and 6 small  trophies and cups. We are very lucky to have such an experienced coach on board with us.


Mya Martin – Assistant Coach

IMG_3353 Mya is another one of our longest running members. Having been a gymnast with us she understands the structures of all of our classes from the 5yr olds right up to the teenagers. Mya is a very capable coach and can adapt and change her section of the lesson to suit any level she is also currently taking her level 1 General Gymnastics course which we wish her all the best for.

 


Lizzy Hughes – Assistant Coach


Lizzy joined H.G.C. in 2011, has been in the top level of all her gym classes with us and has won the H.G.C. Cup. Lizzy has recently passed  her Level 1 General Gymnastics course to get her foot on the ladder to becoming a great coach. She is very fun and happy and always shows a willingness to learn. We can’t believe she has been with us since she was 8 years old and will soon be off to university. (Feeling old.)

 


Thomas Halle – Assistant Coach  

Tom  Tom is one of our longest running boys at the club. It has been great to see him develop his gymnastic skills with us and he is now passing his knowledge on to our youngest members. As school work has taken over he no longer trains with us but is on hand to coach as and when he can.


Hilary Needham – Administrator

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Hilary deals with the waiting list, any payment issues, holiday classes and all the clubs emails and administrative duties. She truly is worth her weight in gold.

If you have any questions please email the club at

hammersmithgymnasticsclub@hotmail.co.uk   or on:  07586273316