Amy

Name: Amy
Role: TeamGym Coach

Qualifications:
Level 1 TeamGym Coach (UKCC)
Core Proficiency Gymnastics Coach
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate
Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership

Involvement in Coaching:

Having spent several years as an active gymnast, I started as a helper at Leeds Esprit at the age of 14, completing my Core Proficiency Award at the same time. I have continued as a volunteer coach and gained my level 1 coaching qualification at the age of 16.

I thoroughly enjoy working with our younger gymnasts and get a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that, in some small way, I have helped them develop their gymnastic skills.

Involvement in Sport:
Gymnastics

I first became involved in gymnastics at the age of 9, attending an after school club hosted by Leeds Esprit. I enjoyed it so much that I joined Leeds Esprit and quickly developed the skills allowing me to take part in medal winning regional level competitions. For the first two years I spent just about every day either dancing or at the gym. Eventually, I gave up dancing due to the dedication needed in competitive gymnastics. It was probably due to my passion for dance that my first preference was for the teamgym floor routines.

Dancing

I began dancing at the age of 3 studying tap and ballet. I would be involved in two seasonal shows a year sometimes having to perform 3 or 4 times in one weekend. Despite the hard work, I loved and continued dancing until 11 years old.

General Sport

At the age of 15 I was chosen as an Ambassador for Sport supported by ADIDAS, representing my High School at local sporting venues & primary schools. I am currently studying BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science at college having left high school with a distinction in BTEC Sport.