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Meet the Coaches

All coaches are British Gymnastics qualified and have all been screened for the suitability to work with children.

 




Pat Belchamber - Head Coach, Level 4 Senior Club Coach, County Judge

Pat has been involved with the club for almost 30 years. Originally helping as a parent committee member and trampoline judge, she progressed to train as a Trampoline Coach a few years later. Pat is currently a Level 4 Senior Club Coach, a County Judge and has been Head Coach of Sussex Martlets since 2004.




Julie Belchamber - Level 4 Senior Club Coach, County Judge

Julie began trampolining with Sussex Martlets at the age of 4. She continued to train and compete with Sussex Martlets for eleven years until aged 15. She had nothing to do with trampolining for six years until she got back on the trampoline at her niece’s birthday party and so at the age of 21 came back to Sussex Martlets to train and compete and soon got back to national grade 1. Julie has been a trampoline coach with Sussex Martlets since 1998 and is currently a Level 4 Senior Club Coach and County Judge. Julie is currently updating her coaching skills in preparation for a High Performance coaching course in the near future; Julie is also keen to attend a Double Mini Tramp (DMT) course.



Maureen Jackson - Level 3 Club Coach, County Judge

Maureen has been trampolining since the age of 8 and joined Sussex Martlets at the age of 12. She progressed through the competition grades to compete at national grade B, she continued to train and compete until the age of 17. After a few years Maureen returned to coach with the club and is currently a Level 3 Club Coach and County Judge.

 

 


Sharon Leppard - Level 2 Coach, Club Judge, Welfare Officer

Sharon became involved with Sussex Martlets when her daughter joined the club in 2005. It wasn’t long before she became a trampoline judge and a coach. Sharon is currently a Level 2 Trampoline Coach, a Club Judge and is also our Welfare Officer.

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Jenny Roberts - Level 1 Assistant Coach

Jenny joined our club in 2011, having previously trained and competed with another club. Sussex Martlets has supported her to gain her level 1 qualification which she achieved in April 2012. Jenny is looking forward to progressing to level 2.

 

 


Emma Brown - Proficiency Assistant Coach, Club Judge

Emma began trampolining at our preschool sessions. Now aged 18 she is a grade D performer and a Proficiency Assistant Coach. Emma is looking to progress her coaching education to level 1. Emma is also a Club Judge.

 

 

 

Ben Aves - Proficiency Assistant Coach, Club Judge

Ben began trampolining at the age of 5. He entered a couple of schools competitions, but mainly enjoyed trampolining with Sussex Martlets in our recreational classes. Ben plans to re-start his competitive career in November 2012 and is training to enter the first grade Club I. Ben is a Proficiency Assistant Coach and a Club Judge. Ben is keen to progress his coaching to level 1.

 


 

Jennifer Boyes - Proficiency Assistant Coach, Club Judge

Jennifer began trampolining at our preschool sessions. Now aged 18 she is a national grade C performer and a Proficiency Assistant Coach. Jennifer is also a Club Judge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach - Pat Belchamber

Welfare Officer - Sharon Leppard