About us

Welcome to  a fully inclusive and friendly British Gymnastics accredited club. We are based in Cheshire and have plans to expand across the whole of the county providing high quality coaching within a safe and fun environment for gymnasts of all ages.

Cheshire Gymnastics is a high quality recreational & competitive club.  The clubs Coaches have produced both regional and national champions and plan to repeat this level of performance and exceed it.

Mark Hudson who manages the club with his wife Laura, is employed by the national governing body (British Gymnastics) as a senior club tutor/assessor and internal verifier assessing the quality of gymnastics clubs across the North of England.

Mark has managed gymnastic clubs for over 30 years, but he started his gymnastics career as a young boy in 1978, discovering his talent for tumbling firstly at Failsworth Gymnastics Club then moving onto Darwen Olympic Gymnastics Club where he was coached by John Waring (GB Coach). He was the Senior Mens British Champion in 1987 following a number of second places and also performed Internationally as part of the Great Britain Team on many occasions over a period of 10 years. Mark competed at a number of World and European Championship competitions coming 8th overall in the world in 1984 (Sofia, Bulgaria) and 5th in the World Cup twisting final event in 1987 (Louisiana USA).

He has continued to develop himself as a coach since his attainment of a class 1 (International Performance Coach) qualification in 1998 (previously the highest possible within British Gymnastics) and is currently a High Performance Coach Level 5 in Tumbling and High Performance Coach Level 5 in Acrobatics, having developed both Regional, National and Great Britain Champions over the years. Mark is currently one of the North West Squad Tumbling Coaches.

Mark was both the Chairperson and Treasurer for the North West Acrobatic Gymnastics & Tumbling Committee and North West Tumbling Coach over a period of 10 years.

Laura Hudson has managed gymnastics or dance related clubs/services for over a decade. She was Director of an International Dance Company and worked for the local Authority managing Dance and performances at the Brindley theatre. Laura has worked for many years in the stock market in Luxembourg and is a founding Director of Cheshire Gymnastics.

Laura is a choreographer with a 1st class degree from Liverpool JMU and has choreographed many dance sequences including for the celebration of the Cultural Olympiad 2012 in conjunction with Cheshire Dance. Laura is currently a level 3 Coach in Acrobatics, Level 2 Womens Artistic, Level 2 Tumbling and Level 1 Trampolining.

Laura is an accomplished multi disciplined coach and mentor and provides inspiration for all the clubs activities. she was the North West competition organiser for a number of years. Laura was a member of the Great Britain national squad and attained a silver medal in the British Championships.

Laura was awarded the Sports Volunteer of the Year award for Cheshire and Warrington for 2012/13.

Our Fantastic Team – (in no particular Order) – Photo’s to follow

Georgia Allman (Young Leader)

Jordan Aspey-Shaw (Apprentice Coach)

Dariusz Bielecki (General Gymnastics Level 2, Pre school Gymnastics, Yoga Teacher, Support Teacher)

Emily Collier (Young Leader)

Rachel Cheshire (Volunteer)

Ieuan Davies (Mens Gymnastics Level 1, Mens Qualified Judge)

Jaz Elwick (Preschool Coach)

Laura Ellison (Assistant Gymnastics Coach)

Amanda Evans (General Gymnastics Coach Level 2, Dance Choreographer

Alisha Evanson (Womens Artistic Coach Level 1 , Great Britain FIG Dev. Tumbling Champion, Tumbling Judge)

Jasmine Evanson (Award Scheme Leader)

Rachel Evanson (Womens Artistic Judge)

Leila Hughes (Young Leader)

Libby Hough (Young Leader)

Richard Houghton (Mens Artistic Coach Level 2, ex British U16yrs Grades Champion, Free-running Level 2)

Kelly Hughes (Receptionist/Administrator)

Rebecca Hughes (Acrobatics Coach Level 1 , proficiency Award Coach)

Sam Hollyman (General Gymnastics Coach Level 1)

Milly Jackson (Young Leader)

Ellie Jade-Ollier (Young Leader)

Katie Latham (Volunteer)

Ben Lowth (Apprentice Mens Coach, Award Scheme Leader)

Lilly Lowth (Award Scheme Leader)

Milana Marsden-Taylor (Young Leader)

Sian Mulryan (Acrobatics Level 1, Tumbling level 1)

Tom Muir (Trampolining Coach Level 1, Judge)

Rebecca Norman (Volunteer)

Noah Orr (Young Leader)

Laura Power (Volunteer)

Charlotte O’Brien ( Lead Recreational Trampolining Coach Level 2, Judge)

Emma O’Brien (Trampolining Coach Level 2 , Judge)

Astrid Padilla (Womens Artistic Coach Level 2 , Judge, Choreographer)

Zara Prowse (Womens Artistic Coach Level 1)

Molly Rafferty (Young Leader)

Shena Reynolds (Award Scheme Leader)

Stephanie Rogers (Womens Artistic Coach Level 1)

Lauren Scully (Assistant Gymnastics Coach, Choreographer

Molly Sullway (Young Leader)

Allison Thompson (Award Scheme Leader)

Craig Walker (Lead Competitive Trampolining Coach Level 2, Judge)

George Weatherson (Trampolining Coach Level 2)

Ashley Wilson (Acrobatics Coach Level 1 Trampoline Coach Level 1, Multi sports Coach, Welfare Officer)

Vicky Wood (Receptionist/Administrator)

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