Club management and coaching

Club management

Updated Club constitution (adopted Nov 2016): proposed-updated-constitution-cgc-2016

We are adopting the British Gymnastics Equality Policy: BG_Equality_Policy-Final (1)

View minutes of our 2016 AGM:agm 2016

Current Club Committee 2016-17:

Sarah Fry                           President

Hazel Walsh                      Chairman

Lee Brock                           Treasurer

Karen Collins                    Secretary

Mary Robinson               Welfare officer (squad parent)

Juliet Field                        Welfare and Safeguarding officer

Michelle Powell              Parent rep

Isabel Swan                     Students’ rep


Co-opted on committee:

Vanessa Matthews


Club coaching

All our coaches are voluntary; anyone interested in joining our coaching team should email

Sarah Fry

Sarah is the Head Coach and Club President as well as holding the posts of South Regional Judging Convener and Oxfordshire County Secretary. She trained in gymnastics when younger and has run Cherwell GC for over fifteen years. She is also a very experienced National Judge, and is a Level 3 coach. Sarah coaches on Tuesdays; she is in charge of the general running of the club and is the person to and ask any questions about the club and about club kit. She is the person that Tuesday gymnasts pay fees to.

Hazel Walsh

Hazel coaches the competition squads as well as senior recreational groups at the club. She trained at Cherwell GC for 10 years as a child, and has also coached in clubs in London, Ireland and Suffolk. She is an International Judge and a Level 4 coach. She coaches on Mondays and Wednesdays. She is the Chairman of Oxfordshire Gymnastics Association and Chairman of the Club, and convenes a group looking at club funding and exploring future club developments.

Juliet Field

Juliet became involved through Hazel’s interest in gymnastics and has been coaching for over 15 years. She is a Level 2 coach and is one of our Ethics and Welfare Officers, in charge of Safeguarding policy. She is the best person for you or your child to talk to if you are unhappy with anything. She coaches on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She organises the class lists and taster days.


Kate Dela

Kate was a high level gymnast for Cherwell GC and Pinewood GC and is a Level 3 coach and Regional Judge.  She coaches the competition and development squads on Mondays and Thursdays. She also coaches  a squad at another club in the county. She still competes very successfully as a veteran at national level. Monday and Thursday gymnasts pay fees to her.

Kelly Daniel

Kelly was a high-level gymnast at Cherwell GC and Pinewood GC, competing at national level. She has returned to the club to coach the competition and development squads on Thursdays. She is a Level 2 coach and a club judge. She is currently on maternity leave.


Parent and teenage coaches

Paddy Waters is a Level 1 coach who coaches on a Monday and Thursday

Addy Porter is a Level 2 coach who coaches on a Tuesday

Ellie Barnes is a Level 1 coach who coaches on a Wednesday

Claire Bray is a Level 1 coach who coaches on a Tuesday

Agnieszka Conway is a Level 1 coach who coaches on a Tuesday

Miriam Inall is a Level 2 equivalent coach trained in Switzerland who coaches on a Tuesday

Alex Kamm is just qualifying as a Level 1 coach; she coaches on Mondays and Thursdays. She also still trains, and competes for the club.

We have parent trainee coaches  Sam Brown (Tuesday), Caroline Plater, Pam Chrich, and Nadja Petel – sadly leaving Oxford in December (Wednesday), Nayyar Zamri (Thursday), and Emma Dashwood (currently not coaching) as well as occasional Level 1 coaches Katherine Angwyn, Sam and Charlie Brock, Isabel Key, and Rosie Isom.

We also have other young gymnasts who are trainee coaches: Libby Gordon, Aileen Robinson, Lucy Brimelow, Morgan Brock, Sophie Silvester, Izzy Swan, Aisling Lamond, Iliada Shehaj, Dasha Emelyanova, Dulcie Phillips, Jessica Plater, Edie Godfroy, Rowan Ibbotson, Tegan Knox-Clarke and Carla Elfving (sadly leaving Oxford in December); also Rosalind Chaston, Saskia de Freitas Shoeffel, Issy Macdonald, Helena Macdonald, Weiyi Tan, Imogen Cory, Martha Ibbotson, Emma Yates who are currently busy with exams.