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 25 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 Advanced 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.

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 over 13 years experience in competing and coaching gymnastics. An Advanced Acro, GFA, and Tumbling coach who runs our Team Gym programs, she was awarded Gymnastics NSW ‘KinderGym Coach of the Year’ for 2021. Bella is a gold medal recipient for Performance Team at National clubs and attended the World Gymnaestrada in 2019 and 2023.

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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 Intermediate Coach 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, Beginner Judge accreditation, and Intermediate Tumbling Coach accreditation.

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Teagon

Coach

Teagon has 5 years experience in gymnastics, competing and coaching Acrobatics, Team Gym, and Performance. She has represented Australia in Acrobatics at the World Championships in 2018 where she placed 10th. Teagon is an enthusiastic coach who is excited to pass along her prior knowledge and experience to the gymnasts here at UGA.

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Madeleine

Coach

Madeleine, also known ‘Lenny’, runs our KinderGym program. She holds an Intermediate Accrediation in coaching Gymnatics For All, Tumbling, and KinderGym, and is a Beginner Acro Judge.

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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, 2022, and 2023. She is a compassionate and talented young coach who always has a big smile on her face. Charlotte holds an Intermediate Coach accreditation and Beginner Trampoline, Intermediate Acro and TeamGym Judging accreditation.

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 6 years including TeamGym, Performance Team, Teens, and Acro. She has studied hospitality and has a passion for the cafe and barista work.

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Tarryn

Coach

Tarryn has a 10 year background in Physical Culture and has been with UGA for 2 years. She enjoys Team Gym and Performance and is excited to continue her gymnastics journey. Tarryn has a passion for working in our Cafe and is ecstatic about becoming a gymnastics coach in 2024.

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Michael

Coach

Michael joined UGA 2 years ago after being inspired by his daughters who have a passion for gymnastics. In 2023 he started competing in Team Gym and FreeG and has become a coach to inspire other children. Michael comes to UGA with 6 years experience coaching different sports.

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Cooper

Coach

Cooper has participated in FreeG since the sport first started and understands not only the fundamentals of the sport but also high-level skills and how to teach them. He specialises in FreeG and competes at most competitions, placing second in his division at the State Championships. Cooper holds Beginners Coach 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.

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.

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!

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.

Emily Gale

Director / Coach

Emily’s love of competing and coaching spans over 25 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 Advanced 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.

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 over 13 years experience in competing and coaching gymnastics. An Advanced Acro, GFA, and Tumbling coach who runs our Team Gym programs, she was awarded Gymnastics NSW ‘KinderGym Coach of the Year’ for 2021. Bella is a gold medal recipient for Performance Team at National clubs and attended the World Gymnaestrada in 2019 and 2023.

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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 Intermediate Coach 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, Beginner Judge accreditation, and Intermediate Tumbling Coach accreditation.

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Teagon

Coach

Teagon has 5 years experience in gymnastics, competing and coaching Acrobatics, Team Gym, and Performance. She has represented Australia in Acrobatics at the World Championships in 2018 where she placed 10th. Teagon is an enthusiastic coach who is excited to pass along her prior knowledge and experience to the gymnasts here at UGA.

Madeleine_02

Madeleine

Coach

Madeleine, also known ‘Lenny’, runs our KinderGym program. She holds an Intermediate Accrediation in coaching Gymnatics For All, Tumbling, and KinderGym, and is a Beginner Acro Judge.

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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, 2022, and 2023. She is a compassionate and talented young coach who always has a big smile on her face. Charlotte holds an Intermediate Coach accreditation and Beginner Trampoline, Intermediate Acro and TeamGym Judging accreditation.

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 6 years including TeamGym, Performance Team, Teens, and Acro. She has studied hospitality and has a passion for the cafe and barista work.

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Tarryn

Coach

Tarryn has a 10 year background in Physical Culture and has been with UGA for 2 years. She enjoys Team Gym and Performance and is excited to continue her gymnastics journey. Tarryn has a passion for working in our Cafe and is ecstatic about becoming a gymnastics coach in 2024.

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Michael

Coach

Michael joined UGA 2 years ago after being inspired by his daughters who have a passion for gymnastics. In 2023 he started competing in Team Gym and FreeG and has become a coach to inspire other children. Michael comes to UGA with 6 years experience coaching different sports.

Cooper_01

Cooper

Coach

Cooper has participated in FreeG since the sport first started and understands not only the fundamentals of the sport but also high-level skills and how to teach them. He specialises in FreeG and competes at most competitions, placing second in his division at the State Championships. Cooper holds Beginners Coach 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.

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.

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!

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.

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: