I've worked for a local gym club 'Torbay Olympic Gymnastics Club' since the age of 12, in between training and competing in the sport, I developed my roles as coach and judge. Developing skills in all types of gymnastic disciplines (Artistic gymnastics, sports acro, sports aerobics, rhythmic gym, trampette, trampolining, and tumbling), and coaching a wide range of ages, abilities and needs. I then studied at Marjons & gained BEd PE Sec graduating in 2006.
Since then, I have worked within many primary and secondary schools teaching gymnastics within the school curriculum, providing extracurricular clubs - working on behalf of the local club and Torbay Council - organised via the school sports co-ordinator linked to the schools. I have also taught for a number of years as a PE teacher at Combe Pafford (special school), Churston Grammar (PE), and as a supply teacher at other Torbay schools.
After feeling that I needed more of a purpose (and to use my talents in teaching, experience and talents in Gymnastics) I decided to start my own business 'Bay Bouncers'.
Bay Bouncers began in May 2013, where Emily first ran After School Clubs in two primary schools, and her business has now led Gymnastics in over 14 primary schools and 5 secondary schools. Bay Bouncers provide gymnastics, Trampette and Trampolining in the school curriculum, extra curriculum (breakfast, lunch and after school clubs); and more such as inset training for school staff.
On November 16th 2016, our club became a Community Interest Company; meaning we are a club that offers a social impact to the community and profit that our club makes goes back into the club and benefits its members and community. This is through fundraising events, supporting our local yearly sports events such as south west youth games, Carnival and Children's week to name a few. We now provide Community Gymnastics, Trampette and Trampolining Sessions 5 days a week at Clennon Valley Leisure Centre, in Paignton. Monday and Tuesday rec gym, Wednesday and Thursday squad and mini squad, and Friday trampolining 6 years upwards and our new adults class 6.45-7.30pm. We are currently looking for a permanent facility and would welcome any one with potential buildings/space/units with Torbay, to contact the club please.Thank you.