Board of Trustees

Press here for more information about the volunteers who make up the our Board of Trustees  

Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton

Head Coach   Claire is a British Gymnastics qualified, Level 5 High Performance Coach in Women’s Artistic gymnastics. Some of her other British Gymnastics qualifications she has obtained are WA Regional Judge, Level 2 Pre-School & Level 2 Trampolining. Add swimming, cricket, rounders and most school sports into the equation and the list goes on.…

Emilee Brooks

Academy Coach Emilee first attended Arabian in the baby gym sessions. She went on to be one of the competitive squad girls and competed all over the UK. In 2017 she travelled to Hawaii to represent the club. Saturday mornings she is now training to be a coach and is seeing the other side of…

Emma Penny

Emma was a gymnast with Arabian and after spending some time volunteering towards her Duke of Edinburgh award she realised she would really like to learn to be a coach. Emma helps out one evening in the week and with the boys squad on a Sunday.  

Liz Arnold

British Gymnastics Level 1 WA First aid trained Liz, like most of our coaches, started out as a gymnast here at Arabian which then led into the coaching side. Becoming a parent herself and progressing in other job opportunities stopped her coaching for a while, but we are so glad that she is now back…

Alice Day

British Gymnastics Level 1 WA First aid trained Ex gymnast Alice trained at Arabian from a young age and started coaching at the age of 14. Academically, she was flying in all her subjects and took off to university to study and achieve her degree. Alice got back into coaching in the summer of 2018…

Welfare Officers

Internal Officers Our internal officers are Naomi and Julie who coach throughout the week. Naomi Harding       07583 055947    Naomi is in the gym Monday-Friday. Julie White             07593 559012    Julie is in the gym on weekends.   Julie White                    Naomi Harding     External Welfare officer Our external officer is Trisha Harris and Tina Anderson. Trisha…

Tallulah Couper

Academy Coach Tallulah started coaching with us in December of 2017, learning the basics in Pre School and Vaulters class on a Saturday morning. She has now progressed to teaching some of the older children during the week. Tallulah was originally with Arabian in one of the youngest development groups. She has represented Arabian in…

Chris Whitley

Trainee coach Chris has 2 young daughters in the club and after an appeal Chris came forward to offer his hand. Chris enjoyed gymnastics as a child and since his girls have got into the sport his interest has been rekindled. He will work with numerous members of staff covering a range of ages and…

Lauren Anderson

Academy Coach An experienced dancer Lauren teaches once a week alongside some of Arabian’s senior and most qualified coaches, learning the basics of gymnastics. From someone who dances almost every day, she understands the demand and skill base needed in such a difficult sport.