Stella Jackson

Stella Jackson

Head Coach and Centre Manager

Level 5 High Performance Trampoline Coach, DMT Club Coach, Add-On Disabilities Trampoline Module, Trampoline County Judge

Stella has been involved in trampoline for more than 40 years as a competitor, parent and Coach. She worked primarily in school finance, her last position before opening the Centre being at the School for Profound Education (formerly St Margaret’s School) at the Children’s Trust, a School for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. She passionately believes in making the sport of trampoline accessible to everyone.  Please click here to read a piece she loves of someone’s personal journey having a child with disabilities.

Gail Andrews

Gail Andrews

Coach & Director

Level 5 High Performance Trampoline Coach, DMT Senior Club Coach, Trampoline Club Judge, Level 3 Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Gail, a National level performer herself now retired, has had a passion for the sport nearly all her life. Her career as a research scientist for the Wellcome Foundation, moved on to the sport of snowboarding, before she married and settled down to family life. She brings vast experience to the coaching team at Fun Abounds and simply loves to coach!

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Coach & Director

 UKCC Level 3 Trampoline Coach, DMT Club Coach, Add-On Freestyle Gymnastics Module, Trampoline Club Judge

Mike became involved in trampoline when he met Stella and realised he was hooked for life in more ways than one! Having been involved in the plumbing industry all his working life, Fun Abounds took his career in a totally new direction. He is responsible for the day to day running of the building, loves coaching and has a particular talent for helping those with disabilities achieve great things.

Debbie Green

Debbie Green

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach, DMT Club Coach, Trampoline County Judge, DMT County Judge

Beth Winter

Beth Winter

Head Gymnastics/Tumble Coach

UKCC Level 3 Module 1 General Gymnastics Coach, UKCC Level 1 Trampoline Coach, Level 2 Add-On FreeG Coach

Mark Poore

Mark Poore

Tumble Coach

Level 2 Tumble, Level 3 General Gymnastics, Level 3 Module 1 and 2 Mens Artistic, Level 3 Add-on Module Free G, Level 3 Preschool Gymnastics, National Tumble Judge, Regional Team Gym Judge, Club Floor and Vault Judge.

Egle Umbrasaite

Egle Umbrasaite

Receptionist

Receptionist

Teresa Dell

Business Manager

Business Manager

Steph Paul

Steph Paul

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach, Trampoline Club Judge

Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelly

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Abi Jaques

Abi Jaques

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach, DMT Club Coach

Niamh Andrews

Niamh Andrews

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach, Trampoline Club Judge

Jo Pearson

Jo Pearson

Coach

Level 4 Trampoline Senior Club Coach, Trampoline County Judge

Tim Pearson

Tim Pearson

Coach

Level 4 Trampoline Senior Club Coach, Trampoline County Judge

Abbie Saunders

Abbie Saunders

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Julia Machin

Julia Machin

Coach

UKCC Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Charlotte Palmer

Charlotte Palmer

Coach

UKCC Level 1 Trampoline Coach, Trampoline Club Judge

Finlay Andrews

Finlay Andrews

Coach

UKCC Level 1 Trampoline Coach, Trampoline Club Judge

Emma Van Zutphen

Emma Van Zutphen

Judge

Trampoline Proficiency Coach, Trampoline Club Judge

Katie Goldsmith

Katie Goldsmith

Coach

Trampoline Proficiency Coach

Tabitha Coddington

Coach

Trampoline Proficiency Coach

Erika Siggs

Coach

Gymnastics Proficiency Coach

Erifilly Heonos

Erifilly Heonos

Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach

Verity Lacey

Verity Lacey

Club Welfare Officer

UKCC Level 1 Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Luke Arnold Von Wedel

Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach

Lauren Ogilvie

Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach

Esme White

Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach

History

Having both been performers themselves, Stella Jackson and Gail Andrews had always loved the sport of trampoline and vowed that one day they would have a trampoline Centre of their own. On 24th October 2009 that dream became reality! 

Stella’s first Club started life at the Triangle Burgess Hill and moved to Freedom Leisure Hassocks in 2006, enabling it to expand and increase its training sessions.  However, the constant setting up and taking down of the equipment made life difficult and Stella was determined to have a trampoline centre of her own where the equipment could remain set up permanently, so she set about finding premises suitable to house her Club.

In December 2005, she formed Fun Abounds Limited with her husband, Mike to enable her to build up some business acumen and an accounting history.  The hunt was then on to find a building with the adequate height for the top level Club members, jumping at heights in excess of 7 metres above the trampoline, necessitating a ceiling height in excess of 9 metres.  The search went all across Sussex, with hopes raised and dashed many times along the way.

Finally in March 2009, a suitable premises was found in Bell Lane, Uckfield and the Change of Use was granted in August 2009.  Gail Andrews, one of the Club’s Coaches was invited to join the Board of the Company.

The Centre opened in October 2009 and the Club moved in but decided to return to Hassocks in June 2011.  Their return gave Stella and Gail the opportunity to create a new Club at Uckfield, Sky High Trampoline & DMT Club to which the majority of the performers transferred.  The new Club added the very exciting discipline of Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) (see the Club page for information).

Sky High Trampoline Gymnastics Academy has gone from strength to strength, with an increasing membership and over 20 National level performers, with many many more biting at their heels.

The Club became a Registered Charity (Number 1152878) in 2013, enabling it to take over the running and management of the Centre, providing more accessibility to charitable funding, which in turn means more money being put back into buying equipment for all visitors to the Centre to benefit from and securing Sky High’s future.  Fun Abounds is for everyone and is the place for anyone who is interested in Trampoline, DMT, Gymnastics, Tumbling, keeping fit or just having fun!  Come and see what Fun Abounds can offer you!