Closed Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Monday 29th
Closed Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Monday 29th
  

Our Team

Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics is a British Gymnastics registered club offering general and artistic gymnastics programmes. 

 

We aim to enable all children to reach their own personal full gymnastic potential.  We do this by ensuring training sessions at all levels are fun and enjoyable.  All achievements, no matter how small, will be celebrated.

Steven West

Owner & Head Coach
swest@chippenhamgymnastics.co.uk

Steve was a teenage gymnast himself and competed in Wiltshire Schools boys competitions.

Steve has gained 20 years coaching experience with various clubs. From recreational gymnasts to Olympic gymnasts, he has gained valuable experience through those years.

 

Qualifications:

Womens Artistic Level 3 Practical Modules (new cycle)
Womens Artistic Club Coach

General Gymnastics Club Coach

Trampoline Level 2 Coach

Regional Judge

CRB enhanced status

SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children cerificate

Sport England/NSPCC Time to Listen certificate

Free Style (Parkour) Gymnastics Level 2

Hannah West

Director & Squad Head Coach
hannahwest@chippenhamgymnastics.co.uk

Hannah has 20 year experience and is an 18+ British Gymnastics Womens Artistic Adult Champion 2017 & former South West Champion and National finalist. Hannah has been a national finalist in both Womens Artistic and Acrobatic Gymnastics. Hannah has experience training and competing at a high level and has the ability and knowledge to guide our gymnasts through the hard times in training as she has 'been there, done that!

 

Qualifications:

UKCC Level 3 Womens Artistic Gymnastics Coach
UKCC Level 2 Womens Artistic Gymnastics Coach

UKCC Level 1 certificate in coaching general gymnastics

Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate

CRB enhanced status

Clare Townsend

Welfare officer and receptionist

Clare is our receptionist and is always happy to welcome the CMG members into the door with a smile. If you have any questions or queries this is the lady to talk to. If you are looking for a space for your child, ask Clare and i'm sure she will see what she can do. Clare is one of our many volenteers that helps run the club. We are proud to say Clare is also one of our Welfare Officer's.

 

Thank you Clare! 

Ali Whitehead

Recreational Head Coach & Boys Coach

Ali is a former National Squad gymnast and British Age Group Champion and brings a wealth of experience to the club.  He also leads the Boys squad on Wednesday evenings.

 

Qualifications:

Womens Artistic Club Coach

Mens Artistic Coach

Club Judge

CRB enhanced status

Free Style (Parkour) Gymnastics Level 2

Emma Kiely

Recreational & My Gym Coach

Emma is one of our Veterans gymnasts who got involved with coaching after having a go at the sport herself. Emma is now a part time member of the team working with the recreational and development gymnasts. 

 

Qualifications:

UKCC Womens Artistic Gymnastics Level 1 Coach
CRB Enhanced status

Jenny Francklin

Recreational Coach

Jenny is one of ur ex CMG gymnasts and has years of knowledge that she is eager to share with the gymnasts at CMG. You will see Jenny on a Friday and Saturday teaching the recreational gymnasts. 
Jenny also is aspiring to become a qualifed club judge and is currently doing her qualifications. 

 

Qualifications:

UKCC Womens Artistic Gymnastics Level 0 Coach
CRB Enhanced status

WCL Judge

Zoe Mackin-Day 

Receptionist, Mini Squad Coach, Judge

Qualified in 2014, Zoe will represent Moonrakers. Judging at local and regional competitions. Zoe also helps coach on a voluntary basis and always comes in to save the day. 

Zoe also helps out on the reception desk to greet all our CMG customers with a smile. 

Thank you Zoe!

 

Qualifications:

Level 1 General Gymnastics Coach
Club Judge

Grace Macklin-Day

Recreational & Mini's Coach

Grace is one of our up and coming coaches. Qualifed level 0 in general gymnastics Grace is keen to learn and is eager to be involed in the coaching team. Being a gymnast herself, Grace is able to use her experience as a competitive gymnast to help our gymnasts reach for the stars. 

 

Qualifications:

UKCC Level 0 General Gymnastics Coach

Vanessa Thorpe

Recreational Coach

Vanessa was a volenteer and is now a part time member of the coaching team. 

Vanessa enjoys coaching low level of gymnastics and is a fantastic motivator to all. 

Qualifications:

UKCC Level 2 Womens Artistic Gymnastics
UKCC Level 1 Womens Artistic Gymnastics

Safeguarding/DBS

WCL Judge

Jennie Christensen

Regional Judge

Jennie  continues to support CMG volunteering her time judging at local and regional competitons.  Jennie  enjoys seeing the gymnasts progress at the competitions and hearing what they have all been up to. 

Sam Remedios

Head Pre-School Coach

 

Sam has a passion for pre school gymnastics and creates fantastic lessons and circuits for our pre-school children. Say hi to Sam to find out about our pre-school structured sessions. 

 

LEVEL 2 British Gymnastics Pre School Coach

Level 1 British Gymnastics Pre School Coach

Safeguarding/DBS 

Michelle Stokes

Pre-School Coach and Receptionist

 

Michelle is head of CMG committee team and has always had an interest in gymnastics ever since her daughter started training at CMG. Michelle is now one of the main pre school teachers at CMG and loves to coach the new up and coming gymnasts.

LEVEL 1 British Gymnastics Pre School Coach

Safeguarding / DBS

Chloe Rowarth

Recreational and Squad Coach

 

Chloe is an ex CMG gymnast and has been with the club since day 1. Chloe started coaching through our Young Leadership programme and is now a qualified coach with experience.  Chloe has heaps of gymnastics knowledge and is super excited to be ticking off those qualifications.

Qualifications:

UKCC Level 1 Womens Artistic Gymnastics

Safeguarding/DBS

Kacey Gainey

Recreational and Squad Coach

Kacey is an ex competitive CMG gymnast and has been with the club since day 1. Kacey also started coaching through our Young Leadership programme and is now eager to gain her qualifications. Kacey was a very successful gymnast and competed at County and Regional Level. Kacey can't wait to pass on her knowledge to her squad. 

 

Qaulifications:
Safeguarding/DBS

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

CMG has established a British Gymnastics Leadership Academy for club members aged 11-17 years.  As part of their development, these young leaders are given the opportunity to help with a variety of activities within the club, including coaching, judging and event organisation.  Keep your eyes open for these future coaches helping alongside our lead coaches at recreational sessions.

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