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 Women's Artistic gymnastics coach, was a former gymnast at Huntingdon and a former international gymnast for GB, Northern Ireland and Ireland competing at Commonwealth Games 2010, European championships 2011 and World championships 2011. After finishing her gymnastics career at age 18 she then decided to go straight into coaching and has been coaching for the past 9 years

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

Level 3 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

Valeriia Osipova - Women's Artistc Performance Coach - [email protected]

 Level 2 coach, ex -International gymnast for Ukraine.

Sian Matson - Women's Artistic Performance Coach - [email protected]

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]

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

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

Steve has been coaching at Huntingdon since 2009 and have coaching qualifications cover men’s and women’s artistic, gymnastics for all and free style. Steve is also a qualified National judge and Brevet judge and has judged National and international competitions. Outside of gymnastics Steve is 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.

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. 

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

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, working towards Level 2 - [email protected]

I trained as a performance gymnast with the club for 8 years, and now work as a qualified Level 1 participation coach. 

Hollie Cooper-Leach - Trainee Participation Coach, working towards Level 2- [email protected]

Olivia Coates - Apprentice Participation Coach, working towards Level 2 - [email protected]

I am a qualified Level 1 women’s artistic coach and also have qualifications in Physical education and Psychology. Currently, as an apprentice coach, I’m working towards gaining an NVQ as a community activator coach alongside my level 2 coaching qualification.

Jack Webb - Level 2 part time Particiaption coach

I am a qualified Level 2 MAG coach working part time at the club, alongside my part time job as a PE teacher at a local school.

Beth Stott - Level 2 part time Participation coach

Poppy Cursley - Level 1 part time Particiaption Coach

Katie Hudson - Level 1 part time Participation Coach


Early Years and Preschool

Beccy Chapman - Head of Preschool Gymnastics  - [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

Adam Scott - Club Manager - [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

Sue Besant - Office Manager - [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.

Florence Knibbs - Administrator -  [email protected]

Graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, with a degree in Criminology.

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

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



Tim Sharpington - Chair

Zoe McGowan - Treasurer and Secretary

Nikki Scarfe

Sarah Scott

Shirley Scotcher

Steve Davison

Emily Brook