Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  


Former Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach In Caithness

25th April 2009

Photograph of Former Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach In Caithness

Caithness Gymnastics Club’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Section has 4 new Assistant Coaches! Gemma Wares, Sine Hamilton, Hanna Lalmahamode and Julie Simpson all undertook and passed the 1.5 hour practical exam in Thurso High School on Saturday morning. All 4 attended a coaching course in West Lothian last year which was funded jointly by the club and a Caithness Sports Council Grant. Club gymnasts Ailidh Mackie, Hollie Mackintosh, Catriona McMillan, Laura Davidson, Chloe Sinclair and Alisha Lalmahamode were all put through their paces by the prospective assistant coaches.

They were examined by Marion Sands -Scottish Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Director, Examiner/Tutor for British Gymnastics, Coach to the 2004 British National Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and also coached the 1990 and 2006 British Commonwealth Games Rhythmic Gymnastics Teams.

Marion said after the exam ‘I was very impressed by the commitment, dedication and ability of such a young group of girls. Caithness Rhythmic Gymnastics can only benefit from such a strong team which is led by Club Coach Diane Gibson I would hope to see them all as great coaches of the future. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Caithness and I hope to be back’

Diane said ‘it was a pleasure and a privilege to welcome someone of Marion’s calibre to Caithness and Caithness Rhythmic Gymnastics. We were all delighted when she said she would make the long trip up north, we hope to have her back sometime in the future.


Related Sports


Related Articles

Rythmic Gymnastics 2009 DisplayThumbnail for article : Rythmic Gymnastics 2009 Display
The Rhythmic Gymnastics section of Caithness Gymnastics Club recently held their 3rd annual display evening, to which parents, family and friends were invited.  The members of the section performed a wide variety of group routines to a very appreciative audience.  
Caithness Gymnasts Perform At GYMFEST 2009Thumbnail for article : Caithness Gymnasts Perform At GYMFEST 2009
Nine members of Caithness Gymnastics Club Rhythmic Team attended the Scottish National Gymnastics festival for 2009 held in the Magnum Centre, Irvine from the 1st to the 3rd of May.   The Caithness team travelled to Irvine in Ayrshire on Friday 1st May to attend the Scottish National Gymnastics festival for 2009.  
Inverness Gymfest 2007Thumbnail for article : Inverness Gymfest 2007
Members of the Caithness Gymnastics Club took part in GymfestINverness held recently at the Bught Leisure Centre in Inverness.   This Gymfest, which is unusual as it is the second to be held in one year, was hosted as part of Highland 2007: the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture.  

[Printer Friendly Version]