Posted on 25/07/2018 in Acrobatic


Eleven coaches from around the country have been chosen onto the first Scottish Gymnastics acrobatics performance coach development programme.

The appointments are part of Scottish Gymnastics’ commitment to members to increase the long term potential of our gymnasts by developing Scottish coaches.

They will work with and be mentored by Ian Said, national technical lead for the gymnasts and coaches on the acrobatics performance pathway programmes.  They will also work with other specialists in a targeted programme of support over the next 12 months.

The coaches will be able to transfer the knowledge to their own gymnasts and coaches in their own club environments.

Scottish Gymnastics performance manager, Wendy Purdie said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the 11 coaches selected onto this new programme.  The technical panel and I are looking forward to see how they develop under the leadership and mentoring by Ian Said.  This programme will allow the selected coaches to enhance their professional development under the guidance of a mentor who has coached world and European medal-winning gymnasts.”

The 11 coaches are:

Jennifer Anderson (East Kilbride Gymnastics Club)
Peter Boucher (Irvine Bay Gymnastics Club)
Jemma Campbell (Sapphire Gymnastics Club)
Tamara Crow (Linlithgow School of Gymnastics)
Nicole Higginson (Astro Gymnastics)
Sarah Marshall (Hamilton Gymnastics Club)
Lynsey Mcchlery (Dynamic Gymnastics Academy)
Laura Mcclymont (Kilmarnock Gymnastics Club)
Moira Robertson (East Kilbride Gymnastics Club)
Gemma Thomson (Ayrshire Gymnastics Club)
Jacqui Wilson (Hamilton Gymnastics Club)

Photo PSB Photography: Jemma and Louise from Sapphire

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