Coaches

We are very proud to have among our qualified coaches, a high performance coaches in both Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics.Our coach is also a highly qualified choreographer producing professionally presented floor and beam routines.

 

Mary Marshall

Mary Marshall

Mary Marshall

Club Head Coach,  Preschool Coach,  Recreational Coach

Mary has always been interested in sport and became seriously involved in gymnastics in 1985. For several years Mary worked at Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club working with both Recreational and Pre-School children.  Mary moved to Avondale when she was asked to take over the Pre-School Programme. With a young family, although sorry to leave Leatherhead it seemed like a sensible move to make. Mary introduced Tumble Gym, the Pre-School Programme, the Badge Schemes for Recreational and Pre-School Children as well as the Parties that are in place today.

The club was then in a state of disrepair and losing money. In a surprise telephone call the Head Coach asked Mary if she would take over running Avondale.

Following well over two decades of hard work and dedication Mary has ploughed the proceeds back into the club improving the facilities, equipment and coaching to give the local community a safe and affordable club to send their children.

Lucy Galperin

Lucy Galperin

Lucy Galperin

High Performance WAG Coach

Lucy is a high performance coach and choreographer with over 35 years experience in women's artistic gymnastics.

Lucy graduated with a masters degree in sport and physical education from university in the USSR.

Since moving to England, Lucy has played an essential role in the development of squad level gymnastics at Avondale.

During Lucy's years of coaching she has successfully trained gymnasts to perform and win many medals for grades, voluntary, regional and national final competitions.

 

Michaela Khoo

Michaela Khoo

Michaela Khoo

WAG Club Coach (equivalent of Level 3)
Level 1 & 2 Preschool Coach, WAG Regional Judge

Michaela has been a member of Avondale for over 30 years, first as a gymnast and then as a coach.

Michaela has coached recreational and squad gymnasts as well as organising displays.

Leaving to have a family Michaela has returned to Avondale to coach pre-school.