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Farewell to Jemma Wilson

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Dear Parent/Guardians/Carers and Gymnasts,


It is with sadness, that Notts Gymnastics Academy officially shares the news that Jemma Wilson has left the Academy and so will not return to work at NGA after her Maternity Leave.

Jemma was a valued member of staff and one of our longest serving members of the coaching team. There have been some wonderful success stories over the years regarding Jemma’s involvement with the Elite Women's Artistic groups, including selections to National Squads, a first selection for an International event, individual medals at the Espoir British Championships and also playing her part in producing our very own Junior British Team Champions. 

Jemma has also been a key member of our Pre-School programme, having lead the discipline in recent years as well as guiding coaches through their Pre-School qualifications.  Jemma’s hard work and dedication has been pivotal to the growth of the programme and has allowed more opportunities for many children to get involved in gymnastics from early years. 

I am sure you will all join us in wishing Jemma and Paul the very best of luck as they prepare for the arrival of their first child and we are sure that Jemma will go on to achieve her coaching ambitions when she returns to the sport.

The original Maternity Leave plan for the WAG groups will continue, whilst the Academy will be working hard behind the scenes to recruit another high-level coach and suitable replacement to join the team.


Adam Folwell

Academy Performance Director


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Head Coach - Women's Artistic

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Notts Gymnastics Academy has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, talented and dedicated individual to become a key member of our amazing coaching team.

Notts Gymnastics Academy has a long tradition of producing world class female athletes and we are looking for a suitably qualified, motivated and dynamic individual to join this successful club and lead the future generations of athletes and coaches, whilst furthering their own coaching career.

The post advertised is Head of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, under the direction of our Academy Performance Director – Adam Folwell. The hours will include the planning and delivery of coaching sessions for a dedicated group of gymnasts along with guiding and advising the rest of the groups and coaches within the discipline and the administrative tasks that are associated with leading a large and successful discipline.

We are seeking:
• A dynamic, dedicated and motivated individual
• Proven track record as an Elite level coach 
• Ability to lead and work successfully as part of a team
• Ability to support others to develop our gymnasts skills and opportunities
• Organised, efficient and committed to developing the entire WA discipline

What we can offer:
• A successful Gymnastics Club with strong disciplines
• Strong team ethos
• Support and expertise from experienced Head Coaches and Academy Performance Director
• Supportive Board of Directors and committed parents
• A club which is committed to helping gymnasts and coaches reach their potential

How to apply 
Please see full details listed on the NGA website and send a completed application form, CV & covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. marking the subject as “Head of Women’s Artistic”, for the attention of Kerry Hill, HR Director. 

If you have any questions regarding the post, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing Date: 8th September 2017 – 5pm






Introducing our brand-new Taster Sessions!

Categories // Gymnastics For All

Notts Gymnastics Academy are delighted to announce our exciting new venture beginning in August 2017. We will now be offering one hour Taster Sessions for children who would like to join our Academy.

The Taster sessions will provide the children with an introduction into the world of gymnastics, as well as offering a useful insight into what they could expect from our wonderful sessions once they become a full member of the Academy.

All the sessions currently arranged are fully booked, so we can't accept any more names at the moment. As soon as we can add some further dates, we will publish them here and we will be pleased to reserve you a space.

To reserve a place for your child, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with their full name, DOB and contact number, along with your preference of day to attend. Once you have received an email from the team confirming registration, payment of £6 will need to be made to secure the place.


R1 girls compete at Notts county champs

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On Sunday 11 members of GFA’s R1 group competed in the Notts County Championships, in three different levels.

Alice Oldershaw, OA Level 3, started the day well for R1. Taking the Bronze medal on beam with a super clean routine and 5th place on. Alice also competed her full twist in her floor routine for the first time.

Tanith Beresford, Lucy Willis and Jessie Mitchell, OA Level 4, competed in the second session of the day.  Lucy performed a fantastic routine on beam, sticking her back walkover and her tuck back dismount to gain a 5thplace finish. Jessie competed strongly in all her pieces with a 5th place on vault and 8th place on bars. Tanith, like the other girls, performed well on all her pieces. She competed her ‘Mo’ flighted catch on bars for the first time. Tanith took Gold on Vault with a really powerful ½ on ½ off and came 5th on floor with a brand new routine.

Rounding off the day were our OA Level 5’s. Charlotte Simpson, Olivia Gladstone, Jemima O’Neill, Darcey Cox, Honey Farnsworth, Kara Plaats and Molly Nicholls. For several of these girls this was their first time competing at this level of competition. All the girls gave strong performances on their pieces. Olivia and Honey competed their newly learnt Flik Tuck Backs on floor. Charlotte had a fantastic day taking Gold on floor and Silver on vault. Kara, Honey and Darcey took the joint Bronze medal on floor. Molly was the 3rd highest placing gymnast on bars with Kara close behind in 4th. Jemima placed 6th on floor with a beautifully performed routine. Olivia also placed 6th on floor in her age group and 6th on vault.

What a fantastic day for R1 at competition. Well done girls.


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