This National Coaching Week 2019, we’d like to thank Tamsin Jones for her amazing contribution to Welsh Gymnastics over the years.
Tamsin has been coaching in gymnastics for the past 15 years and currently looks after our Team Gym and Gym for All groups.
As part of her role, she takes care of everything from risk assessment, to filling a slush machine to choreographing a stage show for 350 children to take part in!
Hi Tamsin! How did you first get involved in gymnastics?
“I participated as a child with my sister at Altrincham Girls Gymnastic display team when in primary school. I then qualified as a coach in 1998 and began a career in gymnastic coaching in 2004.”
What’s your favourite part of coaching?
“The best thing about being a coach is using your abilities to make a difference in children’s memories, and the positive atmosphere you’re surrounded by when training takes place. As a head coach, overseeing a room where coaches have taken time to plan and now delivering a session that’s jam packed with energy and fun is amazing.
What has been your gymnastics highlight?
“My first stage show, when we could clearly see the full scale of what we could take to a display and a coaching team then pulling together like a family. Also, launching a pilot scheme in the Ruthin & Denbigh Gymnastics Club coaching academy, where coaching for leaders became a nurtured structured development pathway and the club began to grow in knowledge. It was fantastic to see leaders becoming passionate about coaching.”
I love gymnastics because...
“Whether you’re a gymnast or a coach, you never stop learning!”