This may come as a shock to much of the FCGC community but I do not come from a gymnastics childhood. I am ongoingly grateful to my first ever manager at a small club for taking a chance on me. I began in admin and I was shortly given the opportunity to assist classes and receive coaching qualifications. At the closure of this club I thought surely this signaled the end of my gymnastics career. This disappointed me as I had just found my passion in teaching and begun my bachelor studies at university. However, Tammy of FCGC had other things in mind and I seamlessly transitioned to FCGC.
Staying in the FCGC community while completing my teaching degree enabled me to learn theoretically and implement these new teaching strategies at the gym in a comfortable and safe environment. Being a teacher I find myself now focusing on teaching more than just the gymnastics But I teach the values that children need to flourish and thrive in the broader community.
Four years on I am still working at FCGC and have found this to be highly rewarding, so much so that after graduating with a bachelor of primary education last year I had decided I wanted to continue working at FCGC which brings me to where I am currently.
The FCGC and gymnastics community believing in me drove me into my passion for teaching and for this I will be ever grateful. My story consistently reminds me that if I believe in a child it could change not only their day but I have the potential to help children to believe and aspire.