Chris Rae

Name: Christopher Rae
TeamGym Coach
TeamGym Judge

Qualifications:
UKCC Level 1 Gymnastics Coach
Level 2 Gym Instructor (In final stages of Level 3 Personal trainer qualification)
Child Protection Course

Involvement in Coaching:

After attending an adult gymnastics session at the age of 22, I found I had a passion for the sport. Combining this with my love of teaching I decided I would like to try my hand at coaching. Presented by this opportunity by Leeds Esprit Gymnastics club I gave it a go. Since then I have had the pleasure of coaching recreational and competitive gymnastics, helping them to either achieve at competitions across Britain or to just enjoy themselves while keeping fit and healthy. I am currently only a volunteer, when available from my full-time job, but hope in the future to take up the role fully.

Involvement in Sport:
Since a very young age I have always been involved in sport. Whether I was playing rugby for school, football for county and Scarborough youth team or just playing recreationally I have given everything a go and have always strived to do each to the best of my ability. During my teenage years as a Footballer playing for Scholes Park Raiders (a Sunday league team from Scarborough), I was invited and attended an international competition in Holland where we achieved a high standard.
I am working to improve my gymnastics skills to the point where I could enter a senior competition.