Success is a journey, not a destination
Success is a journey, not a destination

City of Aberdeen Gymnastics Coaches

Felicity Thow

Head Coach / Club Coach

flick@coag.org.uk



After starting up a recreational club in Fyvie in 1985, I became more involved with the sport and starting coaching at our competitive club in Aberdeen, of which I am now head coach of the Bon Accord section.

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 3 coach, UKCC Map Over, First Aid, Safeguarding  and PVG

 

Niki Forsyth

Head of Development / Club Coach

development@coag.org.uk

 

In 1975 I was introduced by my dad ‘Doug’ to gymnastics and it’s been under my skin since then.  After being in Scottish squads, and competing in British finals I retired later coming back to the sport after raising my family of 4. With great delight my children enjoy the sport as much as I do, with Jaz and Sam still heavily involved to this day.

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic, General, Disabilities, Preschool, Baby Gym & Freestyle Level 3 Coach, UKCC Map Over, SGA & BGA Tutor/Assessor, Regional Judge (Men’s and Woman’s), First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Jasmine Forsyth

Squad Coach / Club Coach

jaz@coag.org.uk

 

I have been involved with the club since 1998. Before becoming a Judge & coach I was a competitive Scottish Squad gymnast, following in the footsteps of my mum ‘Niki’ and Granda ‘Doug’.

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 3 UKCC coach, Working towards Level 4, Preschool Gymnastics UKCC Level 1 Coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Doug Ross

High Performance Coach

 

It all started so long ago that the date escapes me.As a gymnast for over 8 years myself I represented Scotland at the ripe old age of 40, and still at 63 here I am. I have in the past also been a judge for the club and have been proud to watched both my daughter ‘Niki’ and granddaughter ‘Jasmine’ come up through this great sport.

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic, General, Disabilities Level 5 Coach, UKCC Map Over, SGA & BGA Tutor & Examiner, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Cathy Osborne

High Performance Coach

Qualifications: National Judge, Women’s Artistic UKCC Level 5, SGA & BGA Tutor/Assessor, First Aid, Safeguarding & PVG 

Rachel Gilmour

Club Coach

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 3 UKCC coach, Preschool Gymnastics UKCC Level 1 Coach, First Aid, Physiotherapist, Safeguarding and PVG

Debbie Sherriffs

Coach

Qualifications: General, Pre-School, Freestyle Gymnastics Level 2 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Chloe Allen

Coach

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, working towards Level 3, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Sam Forsyth

Coach

 

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Men's Artisitc Level 2, Working towards Level 3, Women’s Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Lewis Cowie

Coach

 

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Men's Artisitc Level 2, Working towards Level 3, Women’s Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Kate Cruickshank

Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, Working towards Level 3, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Kirsty Kernohan

Coach

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safe Guarding and PVG

Katie Forbes

Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Soirse Stenhouse

Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Victoria Cockburn

Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 2 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Nicole Robertson

Assistant Coach

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, Working towards Level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG 

Lauren Dyker

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, working towards Level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Alysha Park

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, working towards Level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Ciara Stenhouse

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Mia MacKenzie

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-Gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, First Aid, Safeguarding and PVG

Hayley Miller

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, General Gymnastics Level 1 UKCC coach, Safe Guarding and PVG 

Nicole Quirie

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, Safe Guarding and PVG 

Ellie Black

Helper

Qualifications: Ex Gymnast & Duke of Edinburgh Helper, PVG

Coming soon to join our Team

Katherine Johnstone

Helper

Qualifications: Ex Gymnast & Helper, PVG

Coming soon to join our Team

Nikayla Cruden

Helper

Qualifications: Ex Gymnast & Helper

​​With fond memories some of our retired coaching team.

Sam Black

Club Coach

 

I have been involved with the club since 1995, I began as a parent helper when my daughter Hollie started doing gymnastics. I later went on to become a qualified Coach.

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 3 UKCC Coach, First Aid and Child Protection

Sue Fowler 

Assistant Coach

 

Previously a gymnast myself I first got involved in the club through my daughter Kirsty and started coaching in 2011.

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach

Colin Middleton

Senior Club Coach

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic UKCC Level 4, First Aid and Child Protection

Jessica Low

Helper

Qualifications: Duke of Edinburgh Helper, PVG

Melissa Brown

Working towards Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Working towards Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, and PVG

Kirsten Ross

Assistant Coach

 

Qualifications: Women’s Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach, Child Protection

Steph Abbot

Assistant Coach

Qualifications: Ex-gymnast, Woman's Artistic Level 1 UKCC coach and child protection

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Bridge of Don,

Aberdeen,

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