Karl Wharton MBE!
The North Region is very proud to Congratulate Mr Karl Wharton, Deerness Valley Gymnastics Club on his award of the MBE in the recent Honours List.
Over the last 20 years, Karl's club has become one of the top gymnastics clubs in Acrobatics and Tumbling with over 60 international gymansts, winning more than 50 World and European medals and numberous British titles.
Karl's personal achievements are many. He is an international Performance Coach, an International Judge and a former GB National Coach. He was awarded the first ever International Coaching Brevet for Acrobatc Gymnastics by the FIG in 2011 and he is currently an FIG Technical Committee member and 'World Expert in coaching pedagogy' for the FIG Coaching Academy. This body aims to raise standards in gymnastics coaching across the world.
Karl's contribution to the sport has been immense in Durham, across the North Region and throughout the country and this award is very well deserved.