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Our Coaches

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Kelly Nicholson

Kelly is a Level 3 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach, Level 3 Pre-School Gymnastics Coach as well as a Level 3 Trampolining Coach.

Kelly has a grand total of 25 years of coaching experience, despite only being 21 years young herself ;). Kelly’s sense of humour shines through in the Club and she is much loved by all of our members from the youngest of Little Stars all the way through to our oldest Recreational (fun) Gymnasts.
 

“My daughter has talked my ear off about everything she loves at Goldstar all the way home! Kelly is fantastic with the children (and parents) and we can’t wait to see her next time!”

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Aimee Harrison

Aimee is a Level 3 Trampolining Coach and Level 2 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach.

Aimee is a high level, Senior Competitor in Trampolining herself and can jump to the height of our own rafters at Goldstar! We are not joking.

Aimee is kind, caring and patient and brings the best out in our trampolinists and gymnasts.

Aimee is our Head Trampolining Coach and coaches our Boys, Silvers and Recreational (fun) gymnasts too.

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Caroline Woodcock

Caroline is a Level 3 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and Club Judge with 25 years’ experience.

As an original founder of Goldstar Active, she has coached many children in the East Yorkshire region and developed them from complete beginner to competition standard. Caroline does like a good gymnastics stretch!


Caroline is one of our Elite Squad Coaches, preparing the team of gymnasts on all four pieces of equipment (bars, beam, floor and vault) for their external competitions and in house.
 

Caroline is also our talent scout and monitors the potential shown by the Gymnasts within the Club, ensuring they progress within our training pathway.

 

“My daughter and her friend love being coached by you as you really bring on their confidence levels, enabling them to do their best in the gym.”

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Katie Walker

Katie is a Level 3 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and is soon to qualify as a Trampolining Coach too.

Katie has vast experience coaching in schools as well as within our club environment.

Katie currently coaches our Silver Stars Intermediate / Novice level gymnastics classes as well as Boys Gymnastics and Recreational (Fun) Gymnastics. Katie also specialises in Pre-School Gymnastics and Holiday Camps.

In addition to her skills, Katie has become our newly appointed Party Planner and helps both members and non members organise and enjoy Birthday Parties at Goldstar! Katie listens to your party requirements and makes them happen!

Katie currently coaches Little Stars, Recreational (Fun) Gymnastics, Boys, Silver Stars and Holiday Camps.

 

“Katie is an amazing coach, my four children all love her! She is a real asset to your coaching team and did an amazing job for my daughter’s party last year.”

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Laura Kitney
 

Laura is a Level 3 General Gymnastics Club Coach and is also one of Goldstar’s original founders!

She has 25 years’ coaching experience is one of our Elite Squad Coaches preparing the team of gymnasts on all four pieces of equipment (bars, beam, floor and vault) for their external competitions and in house.

Laura also enjoys teaching complete beginners who love the fun side of the sport!

Laura uses her own experience as a competitive sports woman to teach the discipline and importance of body conditioning, whilst still making it enjoyable – believe it or not!

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Laura Cooper

Laura is a Level 1 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach.

Laura has been at Goldstar for many years, firstly as a gymnast herself, then a volunteer, trainee coach and is now qualified to Level 1.

She coaches our recreational (fun) gymnasts in class and also assists with our Holiday Camps.

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Emily Harrison

Emily is a Level 1 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and Trampolining Coach.

She has been at Goldstar for many years and is qualified to Level 1 and in addition is a keen trampolinist herself.

Emily coaches our recreational (fun) gymnasts in class and also assists with our Holiday Camps.

She is currently away at university but provides cover coaching to Goldstar whenever she is home.

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Ryan Drewery

Ryan is a Parkour (also known as Free Style or Free Running) Coach and Boys Gymnastics Coach.

The free runners / Parkour kids as well as male gymnasts look up to Ryan as he performs himself, to a high standard!

Ryan currently coaches Parkour and Boys Gymnastics.

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Abbie Duerden

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Amy Goodwin

We also have the following coaches at Goldstar Active - biographies and photos will follow:

  • Jo Danby
     

  • Amber Wardell
     

  • Katie Nelson
     

  • Gracie Danby
     

  • Catelyn Thackeray
     

  • Jayne Hughes
     

  • Charley Wilton

  • Scott Lyons
     

  • Amber Carling
     

  • Becky Stamford
     

  • Erin Habbershaw
     

  • Izzie Fratson
     

  • Emilia Kitney
     

  • Francesca Woodcock

Our Admin Team:

  • Lauren Finney
     

  • Tina Finney

  • Jo Danby
     

  • Maria Brown

Our Coffee Shop assistants:

  • Maria Brown
     

  • Anita Petfield
     

  • Leanna Edgcumbe

  • Emilia Kitney
     

  • Francesca Woodcock
     

  • Esme Nicholson

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