The Wingate Centre is a very special place and we are very proud of our team whose skills, commitment, enthusiasm and care for all our visitors shines through

Meet our Gym team!

Lisa Taylor

Lisa is joint Sports Recreation Manager and joint Head of Coaching.  She is passionate about sport! As well as a BA (Hons) in Sports Development and Physical Education she has coaching and teaching qualifications in a wide range of sports.   Including gymnastics, gym instruction, basketball and volleyball.

Lisa has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

-Boccia Leaders Award

-SCUK Disabled Sports Course

-UK Disability Inclusion Training

Nat Leroux-Fleming

Nat is joint Sports Recreation Manager and joint Head of Coaching.  Nat is a keen footballer playing for and managing her local team.  Nat has a BAc in Sports Studies & Special Needs.  She has coaching qualifications in Football, Foundation Exercise, Cricket and Athletics.

Nat has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

-FA Level 2 Football

Ria Wells

Ria is a newly qualified Sports Coach and holds a diploma in Health & Social Care.  She has been at the centre for two years and is a regular face to many of our clients. Ria has been jumping for most of her life, she has experience in trampolining and gymnastics.

Ria has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

Ian Linton

Ian is our Sports Activity Co-ordinator and holds a BA in Arts in the Community.  He has also attended Drama School.  Ian is the founder of Theatre Box an inclusive company for people with learning disabilities and special needs.

Ian has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

-Disability Communication

-Disability Theatre

Katy Firth

Katy is our Senior Sports Coach, she trained at The Wingate Centre for many years.  Kate has qualifications in gymnastics and cheerleading coaching.

Katy has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

-Gymnastics

Jessica Kimberley

Jess is our Assistant Sports Coach and has a BTEC Level 2 Sports Extended Certificate, Cambridge Nationals in Sport and was a Young Sports Leader. Jess is a qualified hockey coach & umpire.  Before joining the Wingate Centre team she coached entry level students at college and adapted different sports around their additional needs.

Jess has disability qualifications in:

-Rebound Therapy Level 2

Nigel Gregory

Nigel is our Senior Gymnastics & Trampoline Coach, he has a huge amount of experience having worked at the Wingate Centre for 25 years! 

Nigel is a British Gymnastic Training & Qualification Disability Specialist.