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OUR TEAM

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NIKITA SUKHANOV

Director / Head of Acro

Nikita is a head coach of our Acrobatic discipline. His Acro journey began over 25 years ago in Russia as a recreational gymnast and he progressed to become a multiple junior World and a European Champion in the Men’s Pair category. After his retirement from the sport Nikita went on to perform in the Russian State Circus and soon after was invited to tour the world with Cirque Du Soleil.

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REBECCA SUKHANOVA

Director / Head of Rhythmic

Rebecca is a head coach of our Rhythmic discipline. As a rhythmic gymnast Rebecca won the British title 4 times and represented Great Britain at multiple European & World Championships. In 2004, Rebecca was invited to join Cirque du Soleil and moved to Montreal to train to be an aerial acrobat. For a decade she travelled and performed with Cirque shows all over the world. After many years away Rebecca returned home to Swindon with her husband, Nikita, and their two children and began coaching.

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SAMANTHA MULVEY

Administrator / Welfare Officer

From our very first day Samantha brought her vast experience in business administration and management to the club.

Samantha is a mother of three, a trained child minder and has qualifications in safeguarding and child protection. As well as clubs administrator Samantha also takes on the role of club welfare officer making sure every member feels safe and supported from their very first taster session and onwards.

Samantha also enjoys supporting her daughter’s journey in our Acro competition squad.

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STACEY BLACKWELL

Head of Recreational Gymnastics

Drawing on her experience of competing in artistic gymnastics as a child, Stacey takes the role of head coach of our recreational program. 

In her professional life Stacey has many years of experience working with children in early years education and has also worked as a teaching assistant supporting SEN children. Stacey is a mum of three and she loves supporting her daughter in our Acro competition squad and her son in our recreational program.

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RACHEL HAINES

Coach / Judge

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JO JONES

Coach

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JAYNE HUGHES

Coach

Jayne has been a gymnast for 12 years, she competed as an artistic gymnast and represented Great Britain with her team in Display Gymnastics at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada. Jayne started coaching 4 years ago at a couple of local clubs and currently coaches our acro development group, recreational and advanced sessions.

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EVE CONNOR

Coach

Eve was a gymnast for 6 years, she competed as a base in woman’s pair winning at the South West championships in 2018 and 2019. Recently she moved over to coaching and currently works with our development group, recreational and advanced classes.

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ELLA MOSS

Coach / Judge

Ella trained as a gymnast for 14 years and her proud moment was representing Team GB at the 2019 World Gymnaestrada. Ella started coaching at a couple of local gymnastics clubs 3 years ago at the age 14 and currently coaches our recreational and advanced classes. Ella is also qualified as an Acrobatic Club Judge.

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MOLLIE AMOR

Coach

Mollie has been doing artistic gymnastics for 9 years. She started coaching at a couple of local clubs 2 years ago and currently works with our recreational and advanced sessions.

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MAISIE SAWYER

Coach

Maisie trained in artistic, trampolining and display gymnastics for total of 10 years, and has competed nationally in an Artistic Display Team. She began coaching over 3 years ago in local clubs and currently coaches our recreational and advanced sessions.

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LYDIA MULVEY

Coach

Lydia has been a gymnast since 2014, she trains and competes as a base in a Women’s pair. Lydia’s top achievement to date is becoming a national NDP champion in 2019. In her spare time Lydia coaches our recreational classes.

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LILY & PHOEBE YOUNG

Coach

Twins Lily and Phoebe have been gymnasts for 14 years, since they were 2 years old. They started as artistic gymnasts before moving over to acrobatic gymnastics. They train and compete as bases in the women’s group and their top achievement to date is becoming regional champions in 2019 in 11-16 category. Both Lily and Phoebe coach our recreational classes in their spare time.

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