Gymnastics at Eastbourne

Chris and Cheryl Pinch - Founders/Directors of Coaching

Chris and Cheryl are both qualified PE Teachers having trained at Loughborough and Chelsea PE Colleges. Chris is a registered British Gymnastics Coach in men and women's gymnastics and is Director of Coaching and his wife Cheryl is also a registered British Gymnastics Coach and is responsible for the day to day running of the club.

Dawn Cook - Head Coach

Qualified PE teacher working part time in a school and at CACL gymnastics. Club coach in women’s artistic, men’s artistic, general gymnastics and high performance coach in tumbling and sports acro. Worked as a coach since aged 14 and had a number of years experience at top level sports acrobatics competitive gymnastics. Full member of British Gymnastics with CRB check and safeguarding children course.

Gemma Henty - Senior Coach

Club coach in general gymnastics and has a level 1 sports acro qualification. Gemma has been working as a coach for 12 years with us. Full member of British Gymnastics with CRB check and safeguarding children course.

"Thank you so much for arranging the coaches to come to Euan’s fifth birthday party.  He had a wonderful time and so did all the other children.   The medals went down a treat and I hear of some little boys who went to sleep still with them on  - they were so proud! The coaches were fantastic and were absolutely brilliant with the children.  I couldn’t have tackled 30 odd marauding children in such a calm and professional way."

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