Our People

All of the coaches in charge of our classes are qualified to British Gymnastics standards. All have undergone enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks. All of our coaches and our welfare officers have attended British Gymnastics child protection training.   Sara-Jane Inglis - Managing Director and Head Coach Sara-Jane has been a qualified gymnastics coach for over twenty years and is now qualified to Women’s Artistic Level 5 - High Performance Coach. Originally from Spalding in Lincolnshire, Sara-Jane moved to Norfolk in 2002 to pursue a legal career as a solicitor. She left the legal profession in 2007 to set up TNAG, thus fulfilling a lifelong dream and has led the club from its opening to the present day. Sara-Jane is responsible for the day to day running of TNAG and has overall responsibility for all participants. Sara-Jane is the personal coach to the gymnasts within ECS and is involved with the training programmes and competitive preparation for all squad gymnasts. She has been personal coach to the club’s highest achieving individuals including Emily Crowe, Laura-Rose Cooke and Annie Young. Sara-Jane held the post of Regional Coach for the East region from 2012 until 2018, is currently a tutor and assessor for British Gymnastics level 3 technical coaching modules and has undertaken commentary and media work for British Gymnastics. She has been selected for international duties by both Great Britain and England. Email: sara-jane.inglis@tnag.co.uk Helen Inglis Development Manager and Assistant Head Coach Helen has been Assistant Head Coach and Development Manager at TNAG since 2009 and is also a qualified High Performance (level 5) coach in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Helen has a first class degree in Sports Coaching and Development and prior to joining the Academy worked in Sheffield as Acrobatics and Dance Development Officer. Having worked hard for many years implementing a strong and successful development squad system at TNAG and coaching many of our age group squads, Helen now concentrates on coaching the elite squad gymnasts of ECS alongside Sara-Jane. She has developed several national medalists and GB squad level gymnasts herself as well as having day to day involvement with the senior ECS gymnasts working at international level. Helen has responsibility for organising and developing the club’s coaching resources, co-ordinating the award schemes to the recreational and pre-school programme, marketing and advertising initiatives and forging closer links with local schools and school sports partnerships. She is also a qualified Regional Judge and held the title of Norfolk County Coach from 2013-2019 and is a qualified tutor and assessor for British Gymnastics level 1 coaching courses. Email: hothel2002@yahoo.co.uk Tracy Appleby Head of Pre-school and Senior Squad Coach Tracy was born and raised in Norfolk and had a successful career as a gymnast herself before starting her coaching career. Tracy is qualified to Womens' Artistic Club Coach, level 3, Pre-School Club Coach - level 3 and a Womens' Artistic Regional Judge. Tracy was one of the founding members of TNAG, coaching from its inauguration to the present day, having missed only a few short weeks for the births of her children! Tracy is responsible for co-ordinating and implementing TNAG's pre-school section. She coaches our Regional and National Competition Squad alongside Naomi Gage and has coached many and their predecessors to numerous county and regional honours and to national level. She is also a highly acclaimed choreographer and has been responsible for many of the routines used by the club’s top performers at national and international level. Naomi Loome Senior Squad Coach Naomi was a high level gymnast for TNAG, and following her retirement from competitive gymnastics herself, Naomi was keen to take up a key coaching role within the club. She quickly established herself as a key member of the team and is responsible for several foundation and development squads. At present she coaches our Regional and National Competition Squad and our Competitive Preparation Squad. Her gymnasts regularly have success at county and regional level and she has had gymnasts reach national final level at compulsory and national grades. She started the club's General Gymnastics programme in 2016 and is still keenly involved in developing our intermediate gymnasts and has also begun mentoring and working to develop young coaches. Imogen Ogden Squad, Intermediate and Recreational Coach Imogen joined TNAG in 2019, having already qualified as a level 2 coach in Women’s Artistic gymnastics. As a result of her commitment and enthusiasm, Imogen has quickly progressed in her knowledge and gained experience and is now a valuable member of the coaching team. She took over the coaching of our Club Competition Squad and Foundation Squad in 2020 and also coaches intermediate and recreational classes across the week, and assists with the preparation of our General Gymnastics squad gymnasts for competition. Imogen has attended local and national courses and seminars in order to expand her knowledge base and has begun to complete her level 3 technical modules. Freya Goodsir Squad Coach Freya has been a qualified Women’s Artistic Coach at level 3 for many years and has experience of working with development and elite level gymnasts at several local clubs, coaching several county and regional medalists. She took on a coaching role at TNAG in 2019 and works with our Competitive Preparation Squad. Kylah Tranfield Development Squad and Recreational Coach Kylah was a high level gymnast at TNAG for several years, competing at several national events and, once she retired from competitive gymnastics herself she immediately embarked upon a coaching career which has seen her gain a considerable amount of knowledge and experience for her young years. Kylah is qualified to level 1 in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics but regularly works to a much higher level and brings an excellent balance of patience, encouragement and technical precision to her coaching. Kylah currently coaches our Future Talent Squad and Mini Development Groups, as well as the busy and popular Saturday morning Recreational classes. Isabella Lamberti Development Squad, Recreational and Intermediate Coach Another of our coaches who enjoyed a long and successful competitive career with the club and who has used her knowledge and experience to give herself a head start in her coaching career, Isabella combines her academic studies with three days’ per week of coaching. Isabella shows maturity beyond her years and has been able to take a lead role in taking classes and attending competitions. She works with the recreational and intermediate groups and our general Gymnastics Squads, and also with our Competitive Preparation Squad. Eleanor Hayward Development Squad, Recreational and Intermediate Coach Eleanor has been a member of TNAG since 2012 and has enjoyed a very successful competitive career, and has continued to train and compete up to the present day. Being able to train at a high level herself at the same time as learning her coaching craft has given Eleanor a unique insight and helped her develop to an insightful and intelligent coach. Eleanor coaches recreational and intermediate groups and also works with our Future Talent Squad. Erin Jolly Welfare Officer Erin is a level 2 qualified coach in women's gymnastics and has currently undertaken various coaching roles within the club, but now acts as our designated Welfare Officer. Email: welfare@tnag.co.uk Margit van den Brande Recreational and Intermediate Coach Margit has several year's experience of coaching in her native Belgium prior to gaining her UK qualifications, and she has coached at TNAG since 2010. All three of her daughters have also reached competitive level with TNAG. Margit is lead coach to the popular Friday recreational and intermediate classes. Sylvia Coppage Coach Sylvia has long and extensive experience in coaching and judging gymnastics across various disciplines. She is a dedicated, reliable and hard-working coach who currently teaches recreational and intermediate classes on a Thursday and also works with the General Gymnastics squads in the club. Sharon Loome Helper Sharon has previous experience of assisting with gymnastics and trampoline classes and helps out with the intermediate classes at TNAG. Sharon has undertaken the British Gymnastics Helpers' Award.

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