Dronfield Gymnastics Academy (DGA) 

Dronfield Gymnastics Academy (DGA)

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COACHES

CLARE HAGUE


Clare is the director and Head Coach of the club with over 18 years experience in the sport. Clare started gymnastics at the age of 5 and competed at a regional level before retiring to coach at the age of 15. After coaching for a number of years at various clubs, schools and leisure centres she set up DGA in 2013.


Clare has qualifications in Womens Artistic Gymnastics (Level 4), General Gymnastics (Level 2), Pre School Gymnastics (Level 1), Sport and Exercise Sciences, Club Management, First Aid, Equity, Safeguarding and Child Protection. She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Gold Membership.


Clare runs the Elite and Development 2 Squad programmes within the club whilst overseeing the running of the club and working as a midwife at Chesterfield Birth Centre.

 

CHARLOTTE RHODES


Charlotte joined the club in 2010 as a volunteer following being a competitive gymnast herself for a number of years.


Charlotte has qualifications in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 2, working Level 3), Judging (Regional), First Aid and Safeguarding and Child Protection. She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Gold Membership.


Charlotte runs the Nursery and Regional 2 squads within the club and also coaches various recreational classes.

KATE CALLAGHAN

Kate has qualifications in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 2, working Level 3), Judging (Club), First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection. She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Gold Membership.

Kate runs our Development 1 and Regional Squads and also coaches various recreational classes within the club.

NATHAN WILKINSON


Nathan joined our coaching team in 2015.

Nathan has qualifications in Men's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 2), General Gymnastics (Level 1), First Aid, Safeguarding and Child Protection. He holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Silver Membership.


Nathan runs all of our boys classes and coaches various recreational classes within the club.

YVETTE NEARLY

Yvette joined our coaching team in 2015.


Yvette has qualifications in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 1), Judging (club), Safeguarding and Child Protection. She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Silver Membership.


Yvette coaches various recreational classes within the club.

EMMA-LOUISE BENNETT


Emma Louise Bennett joined the team in 2016 and now leads the PreSchool section of the club.


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She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Gold Membership.


Emma Louise runs our PreSchool programme and her two children also attend our classes.

NATASHA WICKERSHAM


Tasha is one of DGA's homegrown coaches being an ex competitive gymnast with us before turning her hand to coaching.

Tash has qualifications in General Gymnastics (Level 1), judging (club) and holds British Gymnastics Silver membership.

Tash coaches various recreational classes within the club.

JESSICA HUNTER

Jess is one of DGA's homegrown coaches being an ex competitive gymnast with us before turning her hand to coaching.

Jess has qualifications in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 1), judging (club) and holds British Gymnastics Silver membership.

Jess coaches various recreational classes within the club.

BETH NAYLOR


Beth is one of the clubs homegrown coaches being an ex competitive gymnast with us before turning her hand to coaching.

Beth has qualifications in Women's Artistic Gymnastics (Level 1) and holds British Gymnastics Silver membership.


Beth coaches various recreational classes within the club. 

YOUNG LEADERS

LUCY MARSHALL

Lucy is one of the clubs homegrown ex competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a judging and/or coaching course in the near future.

LAURA DUMM


Laura is one of the clubs homegrown ex competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a judging and/or coaching course in the near future.

POPPY WYMER

Poppy is one of the clubs homegrown ex competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a judging and/or coaching course in the near future.
MILLIE TYLER

Millie is one of the clubs homegrown ex competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a judging and/or coaching course in the near future.

PENNY ATKINSON

Penny is one of the clubs homegrown competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a judging and/or coaching course in the near future.

IOLA HARPER
Iola is one of the clubs homegrown competitive gymnasts and volunteers on a weekly basis in order to work towards completing a coaching course in the near future. She has already successfully passed her club judge qualification meaning she can represent the club at competitions as part of a judging panel. 

WELFARE OFFICERS

JUDITH CUNNINGHAM


Judith is the designated club Welfare Offices and has attended the British Gymnastics 'Time to Listen' and 'Safeguarding and Child Protection' courses enabling her to be the first point of contact for any issue relating to child protection, child welfare and poor practice within the club.


She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Bronze Membership. She can be contacted via email at [email protected]

PAULA MUNRO


Paula is the designated club Welfare Offices and has attended the British Gymnastics 'Time to Listen' and 'Safeguarding and Child Protection' courses enabling her to be the first point of contact for any issue relating to child protection, child welfare and poor practice within the club.


She holds an enhanced CRB check and British Gymnastics Bronze Membership. She can be contacted via email at [email protected]