About

About Us

All Stars Gymnastics
& Our Team

All Stars Gymnastics Club started in April 2016 out of a need for the provision in the area. We quickly outgrew our Village Hall location and in October 2017 moved into our own dedicated facility.

From this new facility, we offer inclusive classes for all ages and abilities from walking age through to adult. We have classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced gymnasts. The club offers the gymnasts the chance to gain badges and certificates as well as take part in competitions.

As well as classes, we offer holiday camps and parties which are open to both members and non members.

We have a team of over 20 coaches, leaders and volunteers and encourage our older gymnasts to become our coaches of the future.

The facility is also used by Dimensions who offer Cheer and Cardiff Health and Fitness who offers Adult Circuit classes and Boxercise.

We have affiliated to British Gymnastics and Welsh Gymnastics and we adhere to the current Health and Safety, Welfare, and Child Protection policies as laid down by British Gymnastics.​

Our Team

Leanne Jones (Director)

Gym Manager

Qualifications: Level 3 Women’s, Level 2 Tumble, Level 2 Trampolining and Level 2 Pre-School

Competed at Regional Level in Artistic Gymnastics and International Level in TeamGym. Started coaching at 16 and has coached Womens, Mens. Pre-School, and Trampolining. Lives in Cardiff with her husband and 2 children aged 5 and 2. Leanne recently gave up work to concentrate on bringing up her children and developing the club ensuring it has a sound base for the future.

Sian Kirby (Director)

Tumble and TeamGym Head Coach and Welfare Officer

Qualifications: Level 3 Women’s, Level 2 Tumble

Started gymnastics at the age of 3 in a local sports centre where she trained and competed into her teenage years before becoming a recreational coach. At 18 she secured a place at UWIC and graduated with a BA Honours in Education specialising in Physical Education. Sian is also a coaching mentor where she mentored teaching staff in PESS gymnastics. Sian has been teaching and coaching gymnastics for over 20 years. She is passionate about the long term benefits of the sport for all children and is looking forward to developing both recreational and competitive disciplines within the club. Over the past few years she has been very fortunate to work closely with a team of highly qualified gymnastics coaches where she has developed her coaching skills and fostered a real passion for coaching gymnastics.​​​

Sue Spry (Director)

Women’s Artistic Head Coach

Qualifications: Level 3 Women’s. Level 1 Pre-School and Regional Judge

Started gymnastics aged 11 after a local coach spotted her doing cartwheels on the school field and invited her to join his club! Moved into coaching at 18 where Sian was one of her very first gymnasts! Took a break to have a family but returned to coaching when her daughter started classes at the local leisure centre. Took another break recently but is ready and excited to be involved with this new club. Married to Andrew, has 2 grown up children, 2 grandsons, 1 dog, 2 cats, and has recently given up her job to devote her energies to the club. In what little spare time she has, Sue attends ballroom and latin dance classes.

Michelle De Villiers (Director)

Coach

Qualifications: Level 2 Women’s

Michelle enjoyed gymnastics at school level but growing up on the small island of Guernsey, there wasn’t much opportunity to take it much further! Her daughter started recreational gymnastics at 3 and then moved into the competitive squad groups. She decided to do first coaching qualification as her daughter was spending so much time in the gym “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”  Michelle also teaches at a Cardiff primary school. 

Charlotte Akers

Head Coach of Competitive Rec

Qualifications: Level 2 Women’s and Level 1 Pre-School

Charlotte started gymnastics at the age of 7 after attending a taster session in the local leisure centre and became one of Sian and Sue’s first squad gymnasts! She trained for the next 8 years as a competitive gymnast and was part of the East Wales squad. She became a coach at 15 coaching both recreational and competitive gymnasts. Charlotte is Head Coach of our Competitive Rec section. She also works as a teaching assistant in a local school.

Rhys Jones

Fitness Instructor

Qualifications: Level 1 Men’s, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Boxercise Instructor

Rhys is married to Leanne, works as a Fitness Advisor in the Fire Service and is a personal trainer. Rhys is looking forward to gaining experience within recreational gymnastics. He also runs Adult Circuits and Boxercise classes at the gym as well a Fitness class where new mums can bring their babies along

Brooke Powell

Coach

Qualifications: Level 2 Women’s, Intro to Judging

Brooke has been a gymnast since she was very young competing at Challenge Cup level and then continued her career in tumbling. Brooke qualified to the NDP National Tumbling Finals in 2016 where she finished an amazing 2nd in her age group and level! Brooke currently coaches her own group of mini squad gymnasts and also assists with the main artistic squad.

Paul Ackerman

Competitive Rec Coach

Qualifications: Level 2 Men’s and Level 1 Pre-School

Paul has a young daughter who attends our classes. He was one of Sian and Sue’s gymnasts aged around 6 and eventually went to Cardiff to train in boy’s gymnastics. He currently coaches our competitive rec squad and also assists with our main artistic squad. 

Alex Hessey-White

Head Coach of Mini Squad

Qualifications: Level 2 Women’s and Club Judge

Alex joined us in 2017. She has a young daughter and has undertaken the responsibility of training our mini squad. She competed when younger and is hoping her daughter will follow in her footsteps. Alex is the Head Coach coach of our Mini Squad section and coaches her own group of mini gymnasts. She often judges for the club at artistic competitions.

Cara Stanford

Mini Squad and Recreational Coach

Qualifications: Level 2 Women’s, Club judge.

Cara has been coaching for 12 years and competed as a gymnast at challenge cup level.  She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the sport and passes this down to her gymnasts and our young leaders. Cara has recently passed her Women’s Artistic club judge qualification.

Jamie Evans

Tumble Coach

Qualifications: Level 3 Tumbling

Jamie joined All Stars when we added tumbling to the disciplines we are able to offer. Having been a tumbler himself, he then concentrated on coaching and has had great success with some of his gymnasts qualifying for British Tumbling finals. 

Niamh Phillips

Tumble Coach

Qualifications: Level 2 Tumbling

Nimah joined All Stars at the same time as Jamie. She has not long finished competing in tumbling herself and is now developing our new generation of tumblers with her own tumbling mini squad.

Sophie Preece

Recreational and Competitive Rec Coach

Qualifications: Level 1 Women’s

​Sophie was a gymnast until the age of 15 and competed at a Regional level. She completed her Sports Leaders Course at 13 and has now completed her Level 1 Women’s Artistic qualification.  Sophie is currently studying at the local college.

Chloe Barnett

Recreational and Pre School Coach

Qualifications: Level 1 Pre School

Chloe has recently joined us to help out with some of our daytime and after school classes. She also has a level 4 in Childcare and many related qualifications.

Maria Akers

Receptionist and Welfare Officer

Maria is Charlotte’s mum and has been very involved and supportive of her daughter’s activities over the past years. Maria currently works at a local primary school alongside Charlotte. The club is very grateful to Maria for giving up her spare time to help us.

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Sports Leaders

​Our sports leaders all hold a recognised qualification from Sports Leaders UK. This allows them to take responsibility for a small group of gymnasts independently. From this, many of our sports leaders go on to take their Level 1 coaching qualification in their chosen discipline such as artistic, tumbling or general gymnastics. Many of our sports leaders were either gymnasts themselves or are still training and competing. 

Our current Sports Leaders are:

Bethan Grant (also Introduction to Judges)
Megan Kelly
Lucy Coleman
Ceri de Villiers (Also Floor and Vault Level 1 judge)
Olivia Morgan
Lily-Mai Shearan
Laila Caesar
Brianna Rees
Taylah Robins
Lewys Thomas

     

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