Lucy Mortimer

Lucy Mortimer

I am very fortunate to have developed a career as a coach in a sport which I have loved doing from a young age. I started volunteering as a helper at Springbox gymnastics, which I had been attending since I was 6, whilst in my older years of secondary school when I really became interested in pursuing a career in sport. I have been at the club for around 17 years and I am now a coach at Springbox Gymnastics and have helped with the growth and development of the gymnastics club.

At college I studied Sports, Health, Fitness and Exercise Science as well as furthering my qualifications needed for a career in coaching gymnastics. Through college I was introduced to coaching gymnastics at primary schools and have since then been coaching at various schools. I now run my own before and after school recreational gymnastics clubs.

I have also worked as a multi sports coach with the coaching company SCL during the school holidays.

In 2016 I began coaching for another gymnastics company Excel Gymnastics Academy which has enabled me to work with a range of gymnastics abilities from beginners to intermediate/advanced level gymnastics.

I have also recently started working with toddler ages and helped start up a class for parents and toddlers which introduces basic skills and helps with development.

I am very passionate about gymnastics for all. I love coaching all ages and abilities and helping children to set and achieve goals. It’s also great to help some of the older children follow the path I have done and introduce them into helping out with some of the beginner classes.

On top of gymnastics I have played Rugby since the age of 12 and was lucky enough to represent the South East of England. I have done various volunteer and coaching work with rugby and have helped with coaching a girls tag rugby team for the Surrey Youth Games.