All Team

Cara Mckeany: Head Coach (Coventry)

My name is Cara and I am the head coach at Nile Wilson Gymnastics Coventry. I started gymnastics at 4 years old because I was a terrible ballerina and could not sit still. Since then, I competed both regionally and nationally in women’s artistic gymnastics until my teens. At the age of 14, I started coaching and absolutely fell in love with it. My favourite thing about being a coach is being a role model to the children and making a positive influence in their lives. I love to keep active and stay strong and flexible so regularly train aerial silks and pole fitness!

Amy Card: Head Coach (Rotherham)

My name is Amy and I am the head coach in Rotherham. I started gymnastics at the age of 6 and began coaching as a volunteer when I was 14. I travelled and competed in gymnastics and festivals in Switzerland, Finland, America and Italy. I am new a Level 3 Women’s Artistic coach and studied sports science at university.

   

Felicity Burton (Head of HR)

Working with such an inspirational team makes supporting NWG a pleasure. By both growing existing talent and nurturing new, we look to change both the environment our coaches work in as well as the positive outlook and focus they have for our gymnasts

Lamara Robb: Head Coach (Leeds)

My name is Lamara and I am head coach at our Leeds site. I participated for gymnastics in 15 years, competing for Great Britain at a Junior Level. I am a Level 2 Women’s Artistic coach and have been in the profession for 18 years. Gymnastics is my passion and I love supporting gymnasts in achieving new skills through enjoyment of the sport. As a coach, it feels amazing to see a gymnast achieve their goals and leave the gym with a smile on their faces!

Charles Mardon (Director)

It’s fantastic to invest in great businesses but even better when they deliver such a positive impact to the members and local communities. I jumped at the opportunity to work with the team to help expand the business and help ensure the potential of this project is realised. The passion and determination is unrivalled and it comes across in every aspect of what Nile Wilson Gymnastics offer and it has to be felt to be understood.

Luke Sutton (Finance Director)

Having managed Nile for the last few years I have had the privilege of being involved in this project from idea to our first site in Rotherham. I am incredibly proud of what we are doing and know that we are absolutely changing the game when it comes to participation of gymnastics in this country. We have some very talented people working throughout our organisation and the months and years ahead will be hugely exciting.

Nile Wilson (Founder)

Nile Wilson has been a gymnast from the age of 5 years old at Leeds Gymnastics Club. Nile was crowned British Junior Champion in March 2014 and received the Young Sportsman male award at the Leeds Sports Awards. He competed at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia in May, winning five gold medals to become the first British gymnast ever to win five gold medals at the European Junior Gymnastics Championships. He was then selected to compete for the England Commonwealth Games team, graduating to senior level where he won 4 medals, 2 Gold, 1 Silver and a Bronze in the All-Round. In 2015 Nile was part of the team that won GB’s first world team silver medal and was the first British Gymnast to compete in a Parallel Bars final. In 2016 Nile competed in the Rio Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the High Bar final, again a first for GB in gymnastics. In 2017 Nile placed 6th in the All-Round World final and in 2018 he won 5 medals at the Commonwealth Games, 3 Gold and 2 Silver to take his Commonwealth medal total to 9.

Joanna Wilson (Head of Operations)

I am honoured to be a part of this team and giving back to the sport that has been a significant part of my life. We're on a mission to change the game in the sport and to get as much participation in gymnastics as possible, at all ages and abilities. After being heavily involved in the set up of our first club in Rotherham, I stepped away from the business for 2 years to work in an operations role. All roads lead to home and I am now using all the incredible knowledge from that work across our clubs.

Neil Wilson (GYMNASTICS DIRECTOR)

Gymnastics Director: As Nile’s father, I have obviously walked almost every step with Nile so far in his career, so gymnastics is in my blood as much as it is his. Indeed, as a whole family we are deeply passionate about participation in gymnastics in this country. I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with everybody at Nile Wilson Gymnastics, we have an incredible team of people behind it and are so excited about the future.