About

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United Gymnastics Academy

We’re United Gymnastics Academy, a new gymnastics centre offering classes for all ages and abilities. Here’s a little about who we are and what we believe.

Our Staff

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Emily Gale

Director / Coach

Emily’s love of competing and coaching spans over 24 years. She is a National Gold Medalist for Acrobatics, TeamGym and Performance Team and gymnastics has taken Emily all around the world. Emily is an Advanced Acro, Advanced Gym For All, and Intermediate WAG coach, and Beginner Acro judge.

Rebecca Tomkins

Director / Coach

Rebecca is a passionate coach who was awarded ‘Gym For All – Coach of the Year’ in 2019. Involved in gymnastics for 7 years, she holds advanced accreditation in Acro and Gymnastics For All. Rebecca is a Beginner Acro Judge and an Open / International Judge for Gymnastics For All.

Kim Astbury

Director / Coach

Kim is enjoying her new gymnastics coaching career having recently become an accredited Intermediate Coach. She has been involved in gymnastics for 6 years through her children’s participation in the sport. Kim is also our Covid-19 Safety Officer and accredited Food Safety Supervisor for our cafe.

Vanessa Weir

Director

Vanessa’s four years involvement in gymnastics has been through her children’s participation in the sport. She is excited to be a part of the United Gymnastics Academy family. Vanessa runs our Holiday Gym programs.

Bella

Coach

Bella has 13 years experience in gymnastics, competing and coaching WAG, GFA & Advanced Acro. She was awarded Gymnastics NSW ‘KinderGym Coach of the Year’ for 2021, is a gold medal recipient for Performance Team at National clubs and attended the World Gymnaestrada in 2019. Bella runs our KinderGym and Team Gym Programs.

Kiara

Coach

Kiara coaches our KinderGym program. She holds Intermediate accreditation for Kinder Gym and WAG. She competes in Acro, TeamGym, and Performance Team, and has competed with her trio at state level 6 for Acro. Kiara is studying at university to become a primary school teacher.

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Ebony

Coach

Ebony is a gymnast and coach with Intermediate accreditation. She has been training for 12 years, competing in WAG, TeamGym, and Acro. Ebony represented Australia at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada.

Chloe

Coach

Chloe has been involved in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics since she was 8 years old including 3 years of competition and almost 2 years of Acro Level 4.  Chloe recently became an accredited Beginner coach.

Madeleine

Coach

Madeleine, also known to many as ‘Lenny’, has competed in WAG at State Level 3 and now competes in Acrobatic, TeamGym and Performance Team. Lenny loves seeing the joy in her students faces when they achieve a new skill. She holds Beginners Coach and Beginner Acro accreditation.

Jaia

Coach

Jaia loves gymnastics! From starting with KinderGym to competing for 6 years in WAG to Level 7, Jaia then competed in pairs and trios Acro at State to Level 6. She enjoys training and competing with her friends in TeamGym and Performance Team. Jaia holds her Beginners Coach accreditation and Beginner Judge accreditation.

Joe

Coach

Joe has been involved in gymnastics for over 10 years, regularly competing at State level. He has competed in MAG Levels 1 through to 7, and achieved NSW Country Champion 3 years in a row. Also competing at state level in Trampoline and Tumble Track, Joe received gold, silver and bronze medals, and holds his Beginner Coach accreditation.

Charlotte

Coach

Charlotte has experience in TeamGym, Acro, Performance Team, and WAG and was awarded gold medals in TeamGym and Performance Team at National Clubs 2019. She is a compassionate and talented young coach who always has a big smile on her face. Charlotte holds Beginner Coach and Beginner Acro Judging accreditation.

Amelia

Coach

Amelia is an enthusiastic gymnast who has been involved in the sport for 4 years and is an accredited Beginner coach. She is passionate about encouraging her students and supporting them in developing their skills in a fun and positive environment.

Kiralee

Coach

Kiralee has been part of the gymnastics community for 8 years, competing in WAG and more recently, Team Gym. She has been coaching for 5 years and holds her Beginners Coach Accreditation.

Kimberley

Coach

Kimmy has been involved in gymnastics for 13 years, competing for 5 years up to Level 4 in WAG. Competing 3 times at State Championships and representing her school in Sydney North (placing 1st overall!), Kimmy holds her Beginner Coach Accreditation and is now sharing her love for gymnastics with those she coaches.

Ruby

Coach

Ruby has been involved in gymnastics for 8 years. She has competed in WAS, TeamGym, Performance, and Acro, and accomplished a gold medal in Acro at the 2021 State Championships. Ruby is a young coach who loves helping her students do they best they can while having fun at the same time.

Jay

Coach

Jay has been involved in gymnastics for 15 years, competing in MAG Levels 1-6 and Acro Levels 2 & 3. He hopes to represent Australia at Gymnaestrada in 2023 and aspires to attend Ollerup (Gymnastics College) in Denmark. Jay holds his Intermediate GFA and Supervisors Accreditation and has attended FreeG workshops.

Mikaela

Coach

Mikaela is one of our Founding Members who competes in Acro, TeamGym, and Performance. She loves helping young gymnasts achieve new skills while having fun in the gym. Mikki was awarded gold medals for TeamGym and Performance at National Clubs 2019 and represented Australia at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada in Austria.

Kate

Coach

Kate has been a gymnast for 7 years and has competed in WAG, Acro, TeamGym, and Performance. She is a National Gold Medalist recipient for TeamGym and Performance as well as receiving second at State Championships with her Acro trio this year. Kate is enthusiastic about working with our future little gym stars!

Nikila

Coach

Nikila started gymnastics from when she could walk. She competed in WAG until she was 8 years old and now enjoys Acro and TeamGym. Nikila has competed in both pair and trio in Acro and loves being a part of the Performance Team.

Bethany

Cafe

Bethany has been involved in many gymnastics programs over the past 3 years including TeamGym, Performance Team, Teens, and Acro. She is currently studying hospitality at school and has a passion for the cafe and barista work.

Emily Gale

Director / Coach

Emily’s love of competing and coaching spans over 24 years. She is a National Gold Medalist for Acrobatics, TeamGym and Performance Team and gymnastics has taken Emily all around the world. Emily is an Advanced Acro, Advanced Gym For All, and Intermediate WAG coach, and Beginner Acro judge.

Rebecca Tomkins

Director / Coach

Rebecca is a passionate coach who was awarded ‘Gym For All – Coach of the Year’ in 2019. Involved in gymnastics for 7 years, she holds advanced accreditation in Acro and Gymnastics For All. Rebecca is a Beginner Acro Judge and an Open / International Judge for Gymnastics For All.

Kim Astbury

Director / Coach

Kim is enjoying her new gymnastics coaching career having recently become an accredited Intermediate Coach. She has been involved in gymnastics for 6 years through her children’s participation in the sport. Kim is also our Covid-19 Safety Officer and accredited Food Safety Supervisor for our cafe.

Vanessa Weir

Director

Vanessa’s four years involvement in gymnastics has been through her children’s participation in the sport. She is excited to be a part of the United Gymnastics Academy family. Vanessa runs our Holiday Gym programs.

Bella

Coach

Bella has 13 years experience in gymnastics, competing and coaching WAG, GFA & Advanced Acro. She was awarded Gymnastics NSW ‘KinderGym Coach of the Year’ for 2021, is a gold medal recipient for Performance Team at National clubs and attended the World Gymnaestrada in 2019. Bella runs our KinderGym and Team Gym Programs.

Kiara

Coach

Kiara coaches our KinderGym program. She holds Intermediate accreditation for Kinder Gym and WAG. She competes in Acro, TeamGym, and Performance Team, and has competed with her trio at state level 6 for Acro. Kiara is studying at university to become a primary school teacher.

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Ebony

Coach

Ebony is a gymnast and coach with Intermediate accreditation. She has been training for 12 years, competing in WAG, TeamGym, and Acro. Ebony represented Australia at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada.

Chloe

Coach

Chloe has been involved in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics since she was 8 years old including 3 years of competition and almost 2 years of Acro Level 4.  Chloe recently became an accredited Beginner coach.

Madeleine

Coach

Madeleine, also known to many as ‘Lenny’, has competed in WAG at State Level 3 and now competes in Acrobatic, TeamGym and Performance Team. Lenny loves seeing the joy in her students faces when they achieve a new skill. She holds Beginners Coach and Beginner Acro accreditation.

Jaia

Coach

Jaia loves gymnastics! From starting with KinderGym to competing for 6 years in WAG to Level 7, Jaia then competed in pairs and trios Acro at State to Level 6. She enjoys training and competing with her friends in TeamGym and Performance Team. Jaia holds her Beginners Coach accreditation and Beginner Judge accreditation.

Joe

Coach

Joe has been involved in gymnastics for over 10 years, regularly competing at State level. He has competed in MAG Levels 1 through to 7, and achieved NSW Country Champion 3 years in a row. Also competing at state level in Trampoline and Tumble Track, Joe received gold, silver and bronze medals, and holds his Beginner Coach accreditation.

Charlotte

Coach

Charlotte has experience in TeamGym, Acro, Performance Team, and WAG and was awarded gold medals in TeamGym and Performance Team at National Clubs 2019. She is a compassionate and talented young coach who always has a big smile on her face. Charlotte holds Beginner Coach and Beginner Acro Judging accreditation.

Amelia

Coach

Amelia is an enthusiastic gymnast who has been involved in the sport for 4 years and is an accredited Beginner coach. She is passionate about encouraging her students and supporting them in developing their skills in a fun and positive environment.

Kiralee

Coach

Kiralee has been part of the gymnastics community for 8 years, competing in WAG and more recently, Team Gym. She has been coaching for 5 years and holds her Beginners Coach Accreditation.

Kimberley

Coach

Kimmy has been involved in gymnastics for 13 years, competing for 5 years up to Level 4 in WAG. Competing 3 times at State Championships and representing her school in Sydney North (placing 1st overall!), Kimmy holds her Beginner Coach Accreditation and is now sharing her love for gymnastics with those she coaches.

Ruby

Coach

Ruby has been involved in gymnastics for 8 years. She has competed in WAS, TeamGym, Performance, and Acro, and accomplished a gold medal in Acro at the 2021 State Championships. Ruby is a young coach who loves helping her students do they best they can while having fun at the same time.

Jay

Coach

Jay has been involved in gymnastics for 15 years, competing in MAG Levels 1-6 and Acro Levels 2 & 3. He hopes to represent Australia at Gymnaestrada in 2023 and aspires to attend Ollerup (Gymnastics College) in Denmark. Jay holds his Intermediate GFA and Supervisors Accreditation and has attended FreeG workshops.

Mikaela

Coach

Mikaela is one of our Founding Members who competes in Acro, TeamGym, and Performance. She loves helping young gymnasts achieve new skills while having fun in the gym. Mikki was awarded gold medals for TeamGym and Performance at National Clubs 2019 and represented Australia at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada in Austria.

Kate

Coach

Kate has been a gymnast for 7 years and has competed in WAG, Acro, TeamGym, and Performance. She is a National Gold Medalist recipient for TeamGym and Performance as well as receiving second at State Championships with her Acro trio this year. Kate is enthusiastic about working with our future little gym stars!

Nikila

Coach

Nikila started gymnastics from when she could walk. She competed in WAG until she was 8 years old and now enjoys Acro and TeamGym. Nikila has competed in both pair and trio in Acro and loves being a part of the Performance Team.

Bethany

Cafe

Bethany has been involved in many gymnastics programs over the past 3 years including TeamGym, Performance Team, Teens, and Acro. She is currently studying hospitality at school and has a passion for the cafe and barista work.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple; uniting together we can create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.

With the four principles of Gymnastics – Fun, Fitness, Friendship, and Fundamentals – as the foundation of our programs we believe in nurturing everyone’s passion towards their Gymnastics journey, whatever that may be.

We believe: