Stella Jackson

Stella Jackson

Centre Manager

Level 5 High Performance Trampoline Coach

DMT Club Coach

Add On Disabilities Trampoline Module

Trampoline Regional Judge

Tumbling Club Judge

Stella has been involved in trampoline for over 50 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 and young people with profound and multiple learning and physical difficulties.  She passionately believes in making all activites at Fun Abounds accessible to everyone.
Gail Andrews

Gail Andrews

Head Coach

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 Centre and is a superb role model to her coaching team at Sky High, guiding them to become the best, in order to provide the best coaching to all who come to the Centre.
Abi Jaques

Abi Jaques

Senior Coach

UKCC Level 3 Trampoline Coach

DMT Club Coach

Level 1 Gymnastics Coach

BSc Sports & Exercise Science

Abi is a National level DMT gymnast who has been selected to represent England on several occasions and is in the English DMT squad.  Starting life as a highly successful artistic gymnast, she has done a degree in Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Brighton and is in the process of becoming a Performance Trampoline Coach.  Abi is responsible for the creation of the TID and FastTrack squads and is also in charge of the Club’s social media sites.

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Senior Coach

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 discovered a love for coaching and has a particular talent for helping those with disabilities achieve great things.  He has recently decided to step down to make way for the younger Coaches, but is still very much involved with the Centre.

Mark Poore

Mark Poore

Lead Gymnastics & Tumble Coach

Level 2 Tumble Coach

Level 3 General Gymnastics Coach

Level 1 & 2 Men’s Artistic Coach

Level 3 Add On Module Freestyle Gymnastics (Free G)

Level 3 Pre School Gymnastics Coach

National Tumble Judge, Regional Team Gymnastics Judge, Club Floor & Vault Judge

Mark, a retired National level tumbler has been involved in gymnastics for nearly all of his life.  He is nearing completion of his Level 3 Tumble Coach qualification, however has been hampered by the pandemic and cannot wait to finish it!  Mark has vast experience in all aspects of gymnastics and has recently been appointed our Health & Safety Officer.
Debbie Green

Debbie Green

Senior Coach

UKCC Level 3 Trampoline Coach

DMT Senior Club Coach

Trampoline County Judge

DMT County Judge

Debbie joined the team, as many do, as a parent who got involved and has developed into one of our most senior Coaches.  She is enthusiastic and brings out the best in those she coaches.  She is very caring and everyone loves her!
Charlotte Palmer

Charlotte Palmer

Coach

Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach (working towards L1)

Charlotte was the very first person to sign up for classes at the Centre when it opened in October 2009.  Having already been involved in gymnastics for many years, she soon became part of the competitive squad.  When Charlotte retired from competition, she set her heart on becoming a Coach and has proven to be a fantastic member of the coaching team who is very keen to progress her coaching skills in all the disciplines on offer at the Centre.
Finlay Andrews

Finlay Andrews

Coach

Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Trampoline Club Judge

Finlay is not only a retired National trampoline gymnast, but also Gail’s son.  He celebrated his 8th birthday on the day the Centre opened and hasn’t left since!  
Steph Paul

Steph Paul

Coach

Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Trampoline Club Judge

Steph started trampolining when she was 3 years old on a trampoline set up in a squash court!  She is Stella’s daughter and has been involved with competing and coaching ever since.  She is a fantastic member of our recreational coaching team.
Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelly

Coach

Level 2 Trampoline Coach

Catherine has been coaching for many years in leisure centres across the county and brings huge experience to the coaching team and basically we could not do without her!
Emma Robinson

Emma Robinson

Junior Coach

Level 1 Trampoline Coach

Emma was a previous member of the competitive squad but has now stopped to concentrate on coaching.  She is very involved with the TID squads and is extremely good with the youngest children.  She is keen to learn and gain more coaching qualifications.
Esme White

Esme White

Junior Coach

Proficiency Gymnastics Coach (working toward L1)

Esme is an excellent tumbler and has represented not only the Club at a very high level, but has also represented the South East team.  Gaining her Level 1 qualification has been thwarted by the pandemic, however she is keen to finish it as soon as she is able.
Damien Baudhuin

Damien Baudhuin

Strength & Conditioning Coach

 

Damien, has come over from France to study at the University of Brighton.  He has already gained a degree in Sports & Exercise Science and is now doing a Masters Degree in Strength & Conditioning.  He started with us in September 2020 and has already made a big impact on the strength and conditioning of the competitive squads.
Jill Burvill-Patching

Jill Burvill-Patching

Club Welfare Officer

 

Jill’s daughter, Olivia is one of our National level performers and as Jill was spending so much time at the Centre, she decided she could help the Club by becoming the Club Welfare Officer, a vital role within our organisation.