Kathryn is the Gymnastics Co-Ordinator at Bolton Arena. During her 15 years at the Arena, Kathryn has helped to build a successful recreational gymnastics programme and has a good relationship with British Gymnastics; the national governing body.
She had a successful career as a gymnast and represented England and Great Britain, taking on the world’s best gymnasts and appointed the captain of her club.
Kathryn has had a 20-year career in coaching and leads the gymnastics programme. She is a level 3 qualified coach in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and holds other qualifications such as Pre School, trampolining, TeamGym and Rhythmic gymnastics. She also has an MSc in Strength & Conditioning and a BSc Hons in Sports Science & Coaching. Her coaching experience covers a range of ages and abilities.
In 2017, Kathryn was recognised in the ‘Pass on Your Passion’ national initiative aimed at inspiring more women into coaching.
Dianne is the lead coach on our Preschool Gymnastics programme working with the under 5s as well as coaching the older gymnasts. Keeping children safe in sport is a major part of Dianne’s role and for the last 10 years she has been the welfare officer for the Gymnasts at Bolton Arena, under the governing body of British Gymnastics.
Her philosophy is that all children no matter what age or ability should be able to participate in sport in a fun safe and inclusive environment.
Kayleigh started as a gymnast at Bolton Arena, and competed in team gym and floor and vault competitions in the North West region. After volunteering at Bolton Arena at the age of 16, Kayleigh is now a Level 2 Gymnastics Coach General Gymnastics and Preschool Coach.
Kayleigh’s main focus is for as many individuals as possible of all abilities to love the sport of gymnastics through fun and challenging sessions.
Lauren has been involved with various genres of dance since the age of 4. She started Rhythmic Gymnastics at 7 years old, before competing for her home country, South Africa, where she was the pre-junior champion for 2 consecutive years. Lauren gained her Level 1 General Gymnastics Coaching award and aspires to achieve further qualifications in Gymnastics.
Lauren is a versatile coach, who is confident in coaching wide age ranges, in addition to mini gymnastics and special needs adult classes. Lauren’s future aspirations include aiming to maximise the potential of young gymnastics, by improving their overall ability and building them as a person.
Charlotte is a Level 2 General Gymnastics Coach, who mainly works with children aged 4-16, assisting with the pre-school Gymnastics programme at Bolton Arena. Charlotte is an enthusiastic and engaging coach, who has a Level 1 Preschool qualification, in addition to 7 years of coaching experience and competing in Gymnastics herself.