Board members

Joanna Jackson

Joanna Jackson, Chair

An ex-competitive gymnast myself (Artistic and Sports Acrobatics), I now have two young daughters just starting out at the Academy and it is a delight to see them developing a love for the sport that I enjoyed so much.

Beyond a deeply ingrained love of gymnastics, it is seeing the difference in all round confidence, coordination and discipline that a passion for sport can bring that makes me determined to support the Academy and ensure its long term viability.

With a mathematical background, my career has seen me working in Financial Services analysing and exploring new opportunities as well as consulting on the operational effectiveness of businesses. In addition I have served as a Governor in a small rural primary school for the last 10 years.

These skills and experiences I believe can benefit the Academy and specifically enable me to lead the Finance Committee.

Alan Price

Alan Price, Vice-chair

By profession I started out as a qualified Software Engineer however I became increasingly involved in gymnastics after my daughter started training in 1997. I initially helped out with the General Gymnastics sessions before becoming involved with the WA discipline and taking responsibility for the Open Age gymnasts. I left my full time job in 2003 and increased my involvement with the sport, taking on numerous roles within the East Midlands Gymnastics Association along with coaching in the Club, Schools and Leisure Centres. I now also work for British Gymnastics (as Workforce Development Coordinator) and am a Tutor and Assessor for training coaches.

I have a passion for the Club and the Sport of gymnastics and believe I can bring my knowledge gained over the last two decades to the coaches, parents and gymnasts at the Academy to help ensure that the Academy is regarded as one of the best Clubs within the UK at all levels from Elite Performance to Preschool.

Kerry Hill  Kerry Hill, HR and Welfare

Having been involved in Education for the past 15 years,
I strongly believe in providing children with skills for life.
The positive effect and qualities that sport and in particular
gymnastics can bring, such as focus, discipline, resilience,
positive health and well being as well as enjoyment for an
activity, are qualities that need to be nurtured and
developed in today's society.

I have a daughter in the WA discipline and after having
seen the time, energy and commitment that the Notts
coaches invest in our children,
I believed that my skills as a Head teacher 
would benefit the Academy. Having worked mainly
in challenging schools which require rapid improvement, 
and leading busy and diverse organisations 
which involve working with multiple stakeholders
including children, parents, 
staff and communities,
I felt that these skillsets transfer well to 
Notts Gymnastics 
Academy. I am pleased to be able to use my experiences
expertise, to support HR and Personnel matters,
within the Academy.

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Adam Coventry, Marketing and Communications


Having lived in Rushcliffe for a number of years, I am a huge supporter of the rich and diverse sporting culture of the local area. The Notts Gymnastics Academy has always been a corner stone of the local sporting setup and it has been a great opportunity for my two daughters to spend a significant amount of their time at the club over the last few years.

I work locally for the Boots Company in their Supply Chain operations and I play most of my sport as a member and captain of the Boots Rugby club at the Lady Bay Sports facility.

As I have begun to get to know the Club, I have seen what a great organisation it is, with a phenomenal brand, supporting a broad range of gymnastics and underpinned by a very professional team. There seems to be a very exciting future evolving and it is great to have become involved in contributing to its direction.

I will be using my experience and expertise to lead on Communications and Marketing within the Academy.

Ceri Walters

I am a qualified accountant currently working for local government in Nottingham. I have also worked with private organisations and central government enabling me to bring a raft of knowledge regarding business sustainability and financial strategies. I am a dedicated, tenacious and determined to do the right thing for the organisations I represent.

I have always had a passion for sport, believing it brings people of all abilities and walks of life together. As a child I swam competitively but also enjoyed general gymnastics and horse riding. I became reacquainted with gymnastics when my godson's took up the sport and I saw how it can help children learn discipline, respect, dedication and become team players. All qualities that can serve them well in later life. When the opportunity arose to become part of this elite Academy and help drive it's already outstanding performance, it was an opportunity too good to not take up.

Think you might be interested in joining our Board of Directors?

We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment for both the sport and our Academy. Specifically experience in Legal, Buildings/Maintenance, Health and Safety, Procurement or Project Management would be beneficial, however the most important thing is that you have the time and passion to help us make a difference!


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