Team Bristol Hawks

We have a tremendous team here at Bristol Hawks with an impressive set of skills.
Our expert Coaching Team is passionate about and dedicated to providing the best quality care for our gymnasts. All our coaches have DBS enhanced certificates and hold qualifications recognized by our sports national governing body. Our gymnasts benefit from the wealth of knowledge gained in over 40 years of involvement in gymnastics from grassroots to elite level. Many of our coaches also hold judging awards including the International Brevet Award that qualifies them to judge the top international competitions around the world.
Gymnasts from all our classes benefit from our expert team.
Our team currently trains the 2017 World Floor Bronze Medalist, 2016 WA British All Around Senior Champion, WA English All Around Senior Champion and Rio Olympian CLAUDIA FRAGAPANE who has achieved an impressive array of World, European and Commonwealth Games Medals.
Claudia has trained with us from age 6 years up to the present day and has progressed through our carefully planned programme to become the world class gymnast she is today.
Our team also includes Barcelona Olympian James May who is one of the Worlds leading MA International Judges & is a member of the UEG [Europe’s Gymnastics governing body] Men’s Technical Committee.
We have gymnasts in both the Men’s & Women’s Artistic Great Britain National Squad Programme and have consistently had gymnasts in National Squads every year for over 40 years.

Our current team includes:
2 x International Performance Coaches [UKCC Level 6] – 2 x International Brevet Judges
2 x GB Master Coaches – 1 x FIG Level 3 Coach
3 x High Performance Coaches [UKCC Level 5] – 1 x National Judge
2 x Senior Club Coaches [UKCC Level 4] – 1 x Regional Judge
2 x Club Coaches [UKCC Level 3] – 2 x Club Judges
4 x UKCC Level 2 Coaches – 6 x University Degree’s in related subjects
2 x UKCC Level 1 Coaches – 2 x FIG World Class Gymnasts
2 x Sports Massage Therapists – 4 x GB Master Gymnasts

Meet our Team:

Michael May : Director
Elaine May : Director & Coaching Team Manager [HPC]
Helen Potter [nee May] : Coaching Team Director [IPC]
Sean Potter : Head Coach [HPC] MA
James May : Business Manager; Int. Brevet Judge & FIG Level 3 Coaching Award
Rory Weavers : IPC Coach WA
Carolyn Fyfe : HPC Coach WA
Steph May [nee Micklam] : Senior Club Coach
Rhian Pugh : Senior Coach & Int. Brevet Judge
Steve Higgins : UKCC Level 3 MA
Amy Sharp : UKCC Level 2 WA
Ellie Van Dongan : UKCC Level 2 WA
Ali Khodadadi : UKCC Level 2 MA
Zoë Potter : UKCC Level 2 WA
Owen Potter : UKCC Level 1 MA
Claudia Fragapane : UKCC Level 2 WA
Julie Kew : Welfare Officer & UKCC Level 3 WA Coach
Stephen May : Financial Consultant & GB International Gymnast & Coach

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