As a Sport Coaching graduate from Sheffield Hallam University I have 16 years of industry experience within both education and national governing bodies. By the age of 24, I established and developed a community amateur sports club, Abbey Flyers Trampoline Club. The club fast became one of the leading performance clubs in Great Britain, which also provided extensive grass roots recreational activity Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
I have produced some of the UK's top trampoline gymnasts including the current female senior British Individual Champion and European Team Champion, Bryony Page. My success within the industry has been recognised by a number of prestigious accolades, including South Yorkshire Sport Young Coach of the Year 2007, runner up Sports Coach UK National Young Coach of the Year 2007, Elite Coach of the Year at the 2010 South Yorkshire Sport awards and British Gymnastics Outstanding Coach of the Year 2011.
In 2012 I was appointed as Junior National Trampoline Coach and selected as Team GB Coach for the Youth Olympic festival. Subsequent to this, British Gymnastics honoured myself with the esteemed Master Coach award; the highest award a coach can gain from a National Governing Body. Recently I have also been appointed as an expert coach by the Union of European Gymnastics leading on international training camps.
My other passion is coach education and development, where I am an active member of the British Gymnastics National Coach Education panel, Yorkshire Gymnastics Board of Control and English Gymnastics strategic team.
Outside of gymnastics Paul works with Olympic freestyle skiers and has helped produce athletes for the last two Winter Olympic Games.
Specialist areas of interest
Foundations of sport coaching
Coaching sociology and philosophy
Elite athletes and sport
Coach and club development