Meet the Team

coaches and sport leaders

 

 

Julie Edwards -

Head coach and Director

 

 

Qualifications

Level 4 Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Level 3 Men's Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Pre-School Coach

Disabilities Coach

Sports Acrobatics Coach

National Women's Judge

Regional Men's Judge

FIrst Aider

Women's Technical Committee Member of

Welsh Gymnastics

Certified in Safe Guarding and Protecting Children

 

History

Julie was a gymnast herself, starting from the age of 6.

Julie was Wrexham's first Welsh Gymnastics Champion.

 

Fun fact about Julie

The only time you will ever see Julie wearing trainers, is when it is raining! She loves to wear her Flip Flops...

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Paul Edwards -

Head coach and Director

 

Qualifications

High Performance Coach in Men's Artistic

Gymnastics

Level 4 Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Brevet Judge (1 of only 2 in Wales)

British Gymnastics Tutor

British Gymnastics Assessor

Head of Delegation for British Gymnastics

Certified in Safe Guarding and Protecting Children

 

History

Paul started gymnastics at the age of 11. He was a member of the Great Britain Squad and competed internationally as a junior.

Paul officiated for England in 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Paul judged for Wales in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Paul has produced 3 senior gymnasts who have competed at the Commonwealth Games, 3 Juniors at the Junior Commonwealth Games and 1 gymnast who has competed at the world student games.

Paul judges for Great Britain and Wales on the International Circuit.

 

Fun fact about Paul

Paul is sometimes referred too as the Grinch. As much as he complains about Christmas and all, he secretly loves it...

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Laura Edwards -

Gym Manager and Coach

 

Qualifications

Level 2 General Gymnastics Coach

Level 2 Women's Artisitc Coach

Level 2 Men's Artistic Coach

Women's Artistic Club Judge

Disabilities Coach

First Aid Qualified

Certified in Safe Guarding and

Protecting Children

Working towards WAG Level 3

 

History

Laura was a gymnast herself.

At the age of 14 she started volunteering as a coach.

 

Fun fact about Laura

Laura has a BA(hons) degree in Interior Design and loves Cheerleading.

Craig Jones -

Floor and Vault Coach

 

Qualifications

Level 2 Women's Artistic Coach

Level 2 Men's Artistic Coach

Men's Artistic Regional Judge

Certified in Safe Guarding and

Protecting Children

 

History

Craig was a gymnast himself when he was

younger. He was a member of the

Buckley Boys and competed in various

regional competitions.

 

Fun fact about Craig

Most people don't realise that Craig is a volunteer, his daytime job is a business intelligence consultant........how snazzy?!

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Abbie Barkley -

Apprenctice

 

Qualifications

Bsc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science

Level 1 Women's Artistic Coach

 

History

Abbie actually started out as a squash coach,

and has a keen interest to get involved

with Gymnastics.

She has already mastered the Forward roll

herself.

 

Fun fact about Abbie

Abbie's dog is named after Barney the Purple Dinosaur

Thomas Owen aka Tomo -

Apprenctice

 

Qualifications

Sport leader

Men's Artistic Club Judge

Level 1 Men's Artistic Coach

 

History

Tomo started gymnastics when  he was 10.

Fell in love with the sport and has come on

leaps and bounds since being a member of

Olympus. He loves Olympus so much, he is

now on a pathway to getting his coaching

qualifications with us- whilst still keeping up with his training.

 

Fun fact about Tomo

As much as we value health and Safety, Tomo has a incredible ability to miss landing on the mats.

 

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Ahmed Al-duliami -

Boys Coach

 

Qualifications

Level 2 Men's Artistic Gymnastics Coach

First Aid Qualified

Certified in Safe Gaurding and Protecting Children

Certificate of Sport Education

 

History

Ahmed was a gymnast himself, he started at the age of 4. He trained in Iraq for over 20 years and his speciality was P-bars. He started coaching at the age of 23.

 

Fun fact about Ahmed

Ahmed doesn't have the ability to say no, to food!

 

Kirstin Clark -

Girls Coach

 

Qualifications

Level 1 Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Women's Artistic Club Judge

First Aid Certified

Certified in Safe Gaurding and Protecting Children

 

History

Kirstin started coaching when her daughter started training with us.

 

Fun fact about Kirstin

Kirstin works full time, lives in Conwy and volunteers 4 days per week here at Olympus - That is Hard core!