Club Coaches


William Flint

William is a Level 3 Women’s Artistic Coach and a Level 2 Free Running Coach. William has coached at the club for six years and prior to that has held various roles including welfare officer and treasurer. William is a qualified first aid instructor, safeguard and DBS checked


Aoife Ward

Aoife was an acrobatic gymnast for 11 years and started coaching at Croydon Gymnastics in 2013 after her daughters joined the club.  She retrained in artistic gymnastics Level 1 and loves coaching the recreational gymnasts and the Floor and Vault squad. She aims to make lessons fun and progressive with all of gymnasts

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Melissa Dean

Melissa is a level 2 General Gymnastics coach and level 1 Women's Artistic Coach as well as being a level 1 floor and vault judge. She has participated in gymnastics since the age of 5 and still continues to train on a weekly basis.

Melissa started coaching 6 years ago, working with recreational children of all ages and abilities and also does a lot of work to mentor and train new coaches, encouraging and assisting them to complete their qualifications.

Gymnastics is Melissa's ultimate passion, she inspires and engages as many people as possible through the sport, helping children to learn new skills and have fun along the way!

Melissa is DBS checked, and has completed first aid and safeguarding qualifications as well.


Michelle Fredua-Mensah

Michelle has been involved in gymnastics since she was 8 years old either as a gymnast, coach or a judge and trained at Croydon Gymnastics Club from the age of 11. She competed in Women’s Artistic Gymnastic’s Regionally on numerous occasions.

She is currently a Women’s Artistic Level 2 Coach, A BG Women’s Artistic Judge as well as a GFA Judge. 

"Although I gained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences my love and passion for gymnastics has led me to become a full time gymnastics coach and my degree studies has helped me to understand the scientific and mechanical parts of gymnastics. 
I have had the opportunity to work with many gymnastics clubs, coaches and fantastic mentors across London’s 

As well as coaching I now compete in Bodybuilding and currently Pro Overall World Champion."


Melissa Flint

Melissa is a Level 2 Women's Artistic Gymnastics coach.  She has Level 2 pre- school qualification and is a Level 1 Trampolining coach as well as a qualified judge.  She is safeguarded and DBS checked.
Melissa trained at the club from the age of 6 to 17 competing both regionally and nationally, and is excited to be back coaching at Croydon!


Michaela Sandy

Michaela is a Level 2 Women's Artistic Coach and a Level 1 General Gymnastics coach and a WAG Club Judge.
Michaela grew up in Bahrain where she competed as a gymnast and began her coaching career. She is currently studying at university but loves to coach in her spare time! She is also DBS checked.


Bella Ardley

Bella started gymnastics at 8 years old and got put into a squad within 2 weeks training 6 days a week. Her parents said she spent more time on her hands than her feet! Following an injury she had to retire from being a gymnast but started coaching almost immediately and completely fell in love with it.

"Gymnastics is my passion and my life - when I am not coaching I am watching youtube videos or researching how I can become a better coach. There is no other job I want to do in the future! I am currently qualified at Level 2 and DBS checked and I cannot wait to start my Level 3 soon. I can assure you that you will work hard in every single one of my sessions as well as enjoy every session. I will always try to be a bit diverse and bring a little bit extra to every session. Nothing means more to me than my gymnasts."


Eartha Redwood

Eartha is a Level 1 Women's Artistic Coach who first joined the club as a gymnast.


Niamh Ward

Niamh is a Level 1 Women's Artistic Coach who first joined the club as a gymnast.


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