Head Coach of Womens Artistic
Head Coach of TeamGym Boys
Della has been coaching now for 10 years having started at Waterside as a parent helper. She gained initial experience and passion for the sport coaching both general gym and teamgym girls and boys, before becoming head of the boys section in April 2012. TeamGym boys currently has over 35 gymnasts aged between 6-28 years and Della is keen to keep on expanding, regularly observing and encouraging boys from outside schools to try out for the squad. She is a strong advocate for raising awareness of the sport and strives to encourage children of all abilities to take part and have fun.
Over the last 10 years Della has regularly undertaken British Gymnastics coaching courses and was awarded the highest National level qualification; TeamGym Level 5, in July 2019. This knowledge and experience have enabled her to safely progress both her gymnasts and coaches, to a much higher standard, reflected in the success of the boys squad in both Regional and National competitions.
In recent years, she also gained a Regional TeamGym judge qualification. This has not only given her the opportunity to judge competitions but also helped the squad increase their understanding of competition requirements.
She is very passionate about coach education and has over the last couple of years run the inhouse junior coach sessions, helping the Club to develop and mentor our future generation of coaches.
To top it all off, Della was also awarded the New Forest Coach of the Year Award 2019.
Head Coach of TeamGym Girls
Head Coach of Advanced General Squad
Amy moved to the area and joined Waterside Gymnastics Club as a general gymnast back in 2008 but quickly joined TeamGym girls, where she competed at regional level. She has been coaching for the club now for the past 9 years and works within several different sections including, Minis, Team Gym Boys and General gym. She is a Level 2 TeamGym coach and is currently on track to completing her Level 3. She is keen to expand her knowledge so that she can pass on her experience to her gymnasts, enabling them to achieve their full potential. Outside of Waterside, Amy works in a local junior school and uses her wealth of knowledge of teaching children to engage and inspire the best from her gymnasts.