Katie

Name: Katie
Role: TeamGym Coach

Qualifications

Level 1 Team Gymnastics Coach
Proficiency Award Coach
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certificate
First Aid certificate
GCSE Level Dance
Level 2 Dance Leadership Award

Involvement in Coaching:

I began volunteering at Leeds Esprit after finishing my time training as a gymnast at the age of 13. I have developed as a coach hugely and gained qualifications along the way. I coach every week with the recreational development group who I love working with. The best part about coaching is seeing the gymnasts improve week on week and watching them be proud of their achievements. Being part of the coaching team at Leeds Esprit is fantastic and working together brings a lot of success in all the things we do!

Involvement in Sport:

I have been involved with gymnastics from a young age where I began training in the recreational group. As I developed I competed in team gymnastics at a regional level but after a while moved on to coaching. I often now take part in the adults’ class, keeping fit and holding onto my skills. I have judged for a key steps competition and also judge for the club for the summer competition. In school I take part in sports including netball and dance. I completed a GCSE course in Dance and gained a B-TEC sports certificate. I also like to do running, often locally through parks near where I live.