Qualification

  • Woman’s Artistic Coach Level 4 Senior Coach
  • Woman’s Artistic National Judge

How Julie got involved…..
Nearly 20 years ago having three children involved in gymnastics, Julie was asked to help out in the gym for ‘crowd control’ after 6 year of volunteering, she applied and became the community sports coach for gymnastics within the Borough of Bexley. This role took her into schools introducing gymnastics before, during and after school. Julie was also the London youth games team manager. Each year Julie organised with her team, the Bexley games for 2, 4, 6 piece for both boys and girls. In 2011, when sport UK funding ceased and changes in the club she was working, Julie decided to continue teaching gymnastics within schools and becoming self employed. This has since expanded, and become a company ‘Twisters Community Gymnastics’ Prior to Gymnastics Julie’s career was financial, HR and book keeping based. Working in various organisations of the Private and Public sector. Julie has also had experience with volunteer work, within local schools, board of governors, In 2018 I was appointed to assist the chair of the woman’s artistic technical committee in London, as secretary.
Julie has been fortunate over the years to gain experience in the production of many completions including the English championships, London Men’s Open, London Youth Games, world championships and the 2012 Olympics.

My main roles……. I have coached 4 piece gymnastics mainly to children aged 10-23, at regional level, challenge, national finals and the English Championships. I have also had opportunity’s to attend multiple training camps and competitions In Vladimir Russia, Malta and Switzerland.

Current position….. Along with Lisa, Julie is director of Coaching at Fleet Gymnastics. Having both worked within a large Gymnastics centre for many years both have been fortunate to gain a wealth of experience. Julie also has a current squad of girls aged between 13 and 16, who train in various venues around the area. Julie is also assists with coaching squad at Vivacè gymnastics in Orpington.

Claim to fame….. I coached weightlifter Zoe Smith as a gymnast before she went off to pursue her career and win a commonwealth medal.

Julie’s quote – Gymnastics is the ONLY sport that anyone can participate in.