Claire Thornton
Head of Gymnastics

Qualifications

  • BG WA Level 5 HPC
  • Level 2 Preschool
  • Level 2 Trampolining 
  • WA Regional Judge 
  • First aid 
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • Regional Gymnastics 
  • Trained for 12 years 

How many years coaching?

  • 30 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"Its my passion and I love to support and guide athletes to achieve their goals"

Gabby Connolly
Assistant Head Coach

Qualifications

  • BG WA Level 2 Coach CC
  • Level 3 Sports Massage
  • Level 4 Sports Massage
  • WA Club Judge 
  • First aid 
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • International England Gymnast 
  • Trained for 12 years 

How many years coaching?

  • 2 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"To share my knowledge from when I was a gymnast onto the younger generation"

Tracy Harter
Head of Membership Administration

Qualifications

  • Enhanced DBS
  • First aid
  • Level 3 Sports Massage

Job details

  • Signing up new starters
  • Taking payments 
  • Annual memberships
  • Class transfers 
  • Answering emails & phone calls 
  • Updating registers 

Why do you work at Arabian? 

Both of my children attended Arabian from a young age, one still competing within our Women's Artistic squad programme, and the other who has just passed her academy coaching exam through Arabian. 

Natasha Archer
Rec Cover Coach
Qualifications
  • BG WA Level 2
  • First aid
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • Women's artistic gymnast until age of 12
  • Women's Aerobic gymnast until the age of 16 

How many years coaching?

  • 6 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I love to bring enjoyment to children and help them to improve knowledge of gymnastics"

Loucie White
Rec/ Squad Coach
Qualifications
  • BG GG Level 1
  • First aid
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • Started gymnastics at the age of 3
  • Still in our GG squads at Arabian 

How many years coaching?

  • 2 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I want to pursue a career working with children and gymnastics has always been a massive part of my life"

Emilee Brooks
Cover Coach
Qualifications
  • BG WA Level 1
  • First aid
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • Trained at Arabian since 3 years old

How many years coaching?

  • 5 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I love to see the children progress and learn new things and encourage them to do better"

Molly Harris
Squad/ Rec Cover Coach
Qualifications
  • BG WA Level 2
  • First aid
  • Enhanced DBS

Gymnastics experience

  • Gymnast at Arabian since a very young age 
  • Competed internationally for Arabian

How many years coaching?

  • 6 years

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy teaching children valuable skills that they can use in the gym as well as outside the gym"

Sofia Matthews
Rec Coach

Qualifications

  •  BG WA Level 1 General 
  • First aid

Gymnastics experience

  • Started at preschool, competed and passed all compulsory grades. 
  • Retired at the age of 15

How many years coaching?

  • 1.5 years 

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy helping and encouraging  the children to be able to achieve a new skill and their goals, and love to see their reactions when they are able to do something new"

Sianna Pledger
Rec Coach

Qualifications

  • Working towards BG General Level 1
  • First aid

Gymnastics experience

  • Been a gymnast for 6 years and currently still training

How many years coaching?

  • 10 months 

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy working with children and helping them to learn new skills"

Lyla Clark
Rec Coach
Qualifications
  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach
  • BG Helpers Course
  • First aid 

Gymnastics experience

  • Was a gymnast for 10 years 

How many years coaching?

  • 2 years 

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy seeing the children progress to achieve their targets"

Chloe Roberts
Rec Coach

Qualifications

  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach 
  • First aid

Gymnastics experience

  • Been a gymnast for 9 years 

How many years coaching?

  • 8 months

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"Its nice to see gymnasts develop new skills and i enjoy coaching"

Adelina Garcia Harter
Rec Coach

Qualifications

  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach
  • First aid

Gymnastics experience

  • Attended Arabian for 4 years in General Development Invite

How many years coaching?

  • Since September 2023

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I like to help to teach and encourage children to reach their potential"

Lorien Mangan
Rec Coach
Qualifications
  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach

Gymnastics experience

  • Currently still training as apart of our General Gymnastics Competition Squads

How many years coaching?

  • 6 months

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy gymnastics, and love to share my passion and knowledge onto the gymnasts that I teach"

Abbie Faley
Rec Coach
Qualifications
  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach

Gymnastics experience

  • Currently still training as apart of our General Gymnastics Competition Squads

How many years coaching?

  • 6 months

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I want to gain more experience working with children & share my knowledge with them"

Madeline Palmer
Rec Coach
Qualifications
  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach

Gymnastics experience

  • Was a gymnast for 4 years

How many years coaching?

  • 3 months

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I enjoy helping children to learn and succeed in doing what they love"

Caira Taylor
Rec Coach
Qualifications
  • Arabian Level 1 Academy Coach

Gymnastics experience

  • Was a gymnast for 3 years

How many years coaching?

  • 6 months

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"to ensure that children can grow and develop both mentally and physically whist having fun"

Holly Weaver
Rec coach

Qualifications

  • Level 1 Academy Coach 

Gymnastics experience

  • Been a gymnast since 3 years old and currently still training

How many years coaching?

  • 2 months 

Why do you coach gymnastics?

"I want to help children to achieve new skills and follow their dreams"