Speakers announced for our Performance Pathway Symposiums

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A host of big names from in and outside the gymnastics community will be joining us at our Performance Pathway Symposiums in January and February next year.

Taking place at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, the following symposiums are being held:

  • Men’s Artistic – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January
  • Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January
  • Women’s Artistic – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February

All three symposium weekends will be led by the British Gymnastics National Coaching Teams, including the Head Coaches of each discipline.

The symposiums are made up of practical and theory sessions and are designed to provide coaching insight to deliverers from across the community.

Each of our symposiums will feature the following special guest speakers.

Men’s Artistic:

  • Kristian Thomas: One of Great Britain’s most decorated Men’s Artistic gymnasts having won 10 medals at major championships, including a historic team bronze at London 2012.
    Gheorghe Predescu
    : A FIG accredited international judge and international performance coach for Men’s Artistic gymnastics. George is also a University teacher in gymnastics at Loughborough University
  • Lee Woolls: Head Men’s Coach at City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club. Recently coached Joe Fraser to world parallel bars gold and Dominick Cunningham to two world apparatus finals.
  • Bobby Crutchley – British Gymnastics Performance Coach Developer and former GB and England Hockey Head Coach. Bobby coached at three Olympics and guided England to two Commonwealth Games bronze medals.

Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT:

  • Tetsuya Sotomura – Japanese trampoline gymnast who has attended seven World Championships between 2007 and 2018 and also competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, finishing 4th in the Men’s Individual competition.
  • Vladimir Podobin – Personal coach to tumbling gymnast, Lucie Colebeck.
  • Ben Ryan – Olympic gold medal Rugby 7’s Coach with Fiji at Rio 2016, former England Rugby 7’s coach and author of ‘Sevens Heaven’.
  • Mitch Smith – Strength & Conditioning and Starts Coach at British Bobsled and Skeleton, with a particular involvement within the talent team.

Women’s Artistic:

  • Peggy Liddick – Former personal coach to seven-time Olympic and 14-time World Championship medal winner, Shannon Miller and former National Coach for Gymnastics Australia. Peggy worked with the Australian Federation for 20 years and coached the team to their first women’s artistic world team bronze medal in 2003 followed by an all-around medal in 2005 with Monette Russo. She is currently assisting the FIG and a number of International Federations, sharing her expertise and knowledge of women’s gymnastics.

If you would like to enrol on to any of our symposiums, or would like to find out more information, please click on the links below.

          Men’s Artistic registration (with accommodation)

          Men’s Artistic registration (without accommodation)

          Trampoline registration

          Tumbling registration

          DMT registration

          Women’s Artistic (with accommodation)

          Women’s Artistic (without accommodation)

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