Staff Contacts

Staff - Contacts and Biographies

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Adam Folwell - Head of Women's Artistic - [email protected]

Level 5 HPC WAG, Level 4 MAG, been with the club for over 30 years as a gymnast and coach. Former BG National WAG Development Coach and International Gymnast, representing England and GB

Charlotte McKenna - Deputy Head of Womens Artistic - [email protected]

Level 3 WAG, was a former gymnast at Huntingdon and a former international gymnast for GB, Norther Ireland and Ireland competing at Commonwealth Games 2010, European championships 2011 and World championships 2011. After finishing my gymnastics career at age 18 I then decided to go straight into coaching and have been coaching for the past 9 years

Rosie Stanford - Senior Women's Artistic - rstanford@huntingdon-

Women’s Artistic gymnastics coach with over 15 years experience. Coach at Huntingdon gymnastics since 2012 . Coach to previous County, Regional, England, GB pathway squad gymnasts aswell as coach to the Junior British teams Non squad champions 2018 and bronze medalists 2017

Emma Clarke - Level 2 WAG Coach - [email protected]

I hold a L2 WAG coaching qualification. I have 8 years coaching experience and have been with Huntingdon Gymnastics Club since earlier this year. Currently working towards my Level 3.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Ben Howells - Head of Men's Artistic - [email protected]

High performance MA coach. Senior Club WA coach. 30 years coaching experience. Previously 15 years as regional coach (East). Coach to numerous GB National squad and International competing gymnasts; in recent years - Welsh commonwealth gymnast and youth European plus senior European gymnasts.

James Barley - Deputy Men's Artistic - [email protected]

UKCC level 3 Men’s coach since 2016, 4 years at HGC, 11 years as Deputy MA coach at Plymouth Swallows with 5 years as part of the South West regional coaching team. 2 years owning and running Plymouth Community Gymnastics Club. NVQ in Activity leadership and BA Hons in Design. 

Nathan Comber - A Squad & Coach CPD Co-Ordinator- [email protected]

I have a 2:1 in Sport and Exercise Science from University of Birmingham and I am a Level 2 Coach in both Men’s' Artistic Gymnastics and Trampolining, working towards my Level 3 award in Men’s' Artistic. I started coaching aged 13, coached part time throughout my education, and begun coaching full time after graduating. I have taught a variety of ages and abilities in Clubs, Universities, Schools and Summer Camps, including Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania, USA. I have also competed at University Level and National Level in both Gymnastics and Trampolining. 

Steve Davison - Volunteer Coach and Judge - [email protected]

I have been coaching at Huntingdon since 2009 and have coaching qualifications cover men’s and women’s artistic, gymnastics for all and free style. I’m also a qualified National judge and have judged National and international competitions. Outside of gymnastics I’m a qualified electrical design engineer


Katie Peace - Head of  Participation and Recreational - [email protected]

Former gymnast from age 4-16 with 8 years of gymnastics coaching across a number of different clubs, currently level 2 WAG; BSc Hons Sport Health and Exercise Science with a year in sports development for my professional placement.

Ben Ramnath – Senior Participation Coach - [email protected]

Level 2 Coach, 5 years as competitive gymnast, GCSE sports studies qualification, Level 2 Merit engineering, liaise with Mens Artistic

Ellie Howells - Senior Participation Coach - [email protected]

Level 2 Coach.  I have been a part of the gymnastics club for a very long time - whether it be doing gymnastics myself, working in the café, reception or as a volunteer coach. I am now a full time coach after coming back from university.

Charlotte Murie - General Coach/ Disabilities Coach - [email protected]

Level 2 Coach, completed level one and two sports studies up to a double merit, was an apprentice at the club now coaching full time

Valeriia Osipova - General Coach - [email protected]

 Level 2 coach, ex -International gymnast for Ukraine.

Jack Webb - Level 2 General Coach - [email protected]

Full time gymnastics coach: Sport and exercise science undergraduate and fully qualified Secondary school PE teacher.  Ex gymnast with previous national competitive experience, Level 3 personal trainer with 3 years in coaching multiple sports, including Rugby, Football and Gymnastics.

Tilly Manser - Level 2 Coach Participation and Girls Squad - [email protected]

I have been coaching gymnastics for 8 years to all different age groups. Level 2 Coach

Joshua Papworth - Level 1 participation coach 




Early Years and Preschool

Head of Preschool Gymnastics - Beccy Chapman - [email protected]

BSc Sports Studies and Dance. Women’s Artistic high performance coach and assistant to squads. Women’s Artistic county Judge. 30 years with HGC. Ex Regional squad Gymnasts, level 4 RAD Ballet.1st aid response trained. Background in Women’s high performance and development plan gymnastics. National judging, competition organising, Home Nations, National, Regional and County squad coaching.

Phil Tonge - Daytime and Participation coach - [email protected]

A gymnastics coach with 31 years experience, holding MAG L2, Preschool L2, General Gymnastics L2 and Disabilities L2 coaching qualifications. I Coach from Preschool all the way through to Adults. I previously worked at Homerton Gymnastics Club and Netherhall Gymnastics Club and have been with Huntingdon Gymnastics Club for around 10 years. 


Nikki Scarfe - [email protected]

Office and Management

Club Manager - Adam Scott - [email protected]

Sport Science graduate with 25 years of gymnastics coaching experience, HPC MA,  L4 SC WA, L3 3style coach, Club Coach Pre-School, MA National Judge

Office Manager - Sue Besant - [email protected]

38 years background in administration and project/team management. Extensive background in working for charities, including adult literacy/numeracy, housing, and offender re-training. Assistant to Dame Evelyn Glennie, and public service administrator.  BA (hons) English and History, Post Graduate Diploma in Ancient History, Post Graduate Diploima in Business Management, AAT Level 3.

Administrator - Florence Knibbs - [email protected]

Evening Receptionist Monday through Wednesday - Sally Bellamy - [email protected]

Evening Receptionist Thursday, Friday and Weekends  - Lois Edwards - [email protected]



Tim Sharpington - Chair

Zoe McGowan - Treasurer and Secretary

Nikki Scarfe

Sarah Scott

Shirley Scotcher

Steve Davison

Emily Brook