On Thursday 27th Feb, Gil and Jo attended a presentation at the council offices to Nigel Young. He was presented with a certificate and a cheque.
These awards recognise and reward members of the public in Hart for their help in the community.
Nigel first came to Aspire Gymnastics at Frogmore in February 2013 expressing an interest in joining our coaching team. He came as a volunteer working alongside qualified coaches helping for 5.5 hours a week. Immediately the Head Coach could see the potential for developing Nigel’s coaching skills.
Through discussions with the Head Coach a plan was formed for him to become a qualified coach to enable him to develop a new discipline of gymnastics for the club. This will allow gymnasts not able to progress through the Artistic discipline to stay in gymnastics and to develop different skills to competition level. Nigel has already attended a Safeguarding course and gained a level 1 qualification. He always wants to learn and asks all the coaches for explanations and tips on coaching.
Nigel now helps in all areas of running the club; moving equipment, setting up, supporting the older, bigger children so they can try moves safely, attending competitions in Havant and helping at the club’s fundraising events. He has looked at the Judging aspect and is already developing a rounded approach to gymnastics. He is really reliable and willing.