We are delighted to announce our first two Disability Gymnastics Coaching Ambassadors, who will act as inspiring role models within Disability Gymnastics.
Jemma Kilkerry and Pamela Laws join our seven current gymnastics ambassadors, but have a slightly different story to tell. Both have been involved in gymnastics for some time and have now made the transition from gymnast to coach with assistance from their respective clubs.
Jemma has been coaching for two years at Northern Hope Gymnastics and Velocity Trampoline Club and has benefitted from the support provided: “I know first-hand the difference that a good supportive club can make; a good club will be able to put adaptions in place to support you and they won’t make you feel different for wanting to join in.”
After a while away from gymnastics, Pamela saw a poster promoting disability gymnastics and went along to Waveney Gymnastics Club. Four years on, she has competed on numerous occasions and has also achieved her Trampoline Gymnastics Level 1 coaching course: “I coach a trampolining group that I run myself and is overseen by the Head Coach of the club’s Disability Gymnastics programme. I love it so much that I volunteer extra hours during the week, with my aim to eventually work at the gym club more hours. I also want to coach gymnastics, so the club are helping me to complete General Gymnastics Level 1 coaching course too.”