All of Orchard Gymnastics staff have industry required and recognised qualifications.
All staff have enhanced CRB clearance and have attended UKCC Safeguarding and Protecting Courses.
All coaches hold relevant British Gymnastics coaching qualifications.
Barry D Phelan – Managing Director
Barry is a former Scottish National Champion and finalist at the 1986 Commonwealths. A qualified coach in 8 gymnastics disciplines Barry has been coach to a number of Junior and Senior National Champions and was 'GB' coach at the 2002 Euroteam Championships. He is a British Gymnastics Tutor and Assessor and member of the British Gymnastics Freestyle advisory panel, Team Gym National Planning Committee & the SW Technical Committee.
Karen Phelan – Director
Karen is jointly responsible for the formation, development and success of Orchard Gymnastics. She is qualified as a coach in Team Gym, Tumbling, Pre-School, Womens Artistic & Freestyle Gymnastics and heads the clubs Pre-School and Development programmes in addition to coaching Team Gym and Tumbling Squads.
Gymnastics, Team Gym, Tumbling, Freestyle, Fundamentals
Asst Senior Coach
Gymnastics, Team Gym, Freestyle, Acrobatics
Gymnastics, Team Gym, Acrobatics
Sally Ann Biddlecombe
Victoria Broughton (Maternity leave)
Gymnastics, Trampolining, Pre-School, Welfare
Head Welfare Officer