Gymnastics Club Manager created The Gymnastics Club Administrator of the Year Award to recognise the unsung efforts of all the gymnastics club administrators who go, for the most part, without thanks.
The work they do both in front and behind the scenes of their clubs is crucial, so we wanted to recognise their efforts and put them in the spotlight for once.
Having read through all the submissions, the whole team at Gymnastics Club Manager have been blown away by the number of truly incredible and dedicated people working at the clubs throughout the country. Everyone who was nominated should be hugely proud of themselves.
That being said, we had to select a winner. So, congratulations to Kelly Wilson of Athena Sports Academy.
Kelly was nominated by Shaun Carruthers. We think her story is incredible and one certainly worthy of The Gymnastics Club Administrator of the Year Award:
“Kelly was simply ‘a parent’ just two years ago, attending the club with her two children in our Disability classes – shy and lacking any confidence to interact with other parents or staff. Kelly has never had an easy route in life but doesn’t take any time to complain about the misfortunes she has faced.
“With some persuasion, Kelly agreed to volunteer her time at one of our events. Since then, we have seen Kelly absolutely transform into a professional, approachable and organised individual who is now incredibly confident in herself and her ability – made even more so with the introduction of Gymnastics Club Manager.
“Kelly has embraced the system and is now our ‘super user’, spending her days on (and off!) ensuring that it’s accurate and up-to-date. She now volunteers 5 days a week, for hours at a time making sure our customers are looked after and it’s incredible to see her previously shy character develop into such a well-rounded individual.
“Kelly, we really couldn’t do it without you and we really hope this nomination shows our appreciation.”
An honourable mention also goes to Mandie Adams of Forest of Dean Gymnastics Club who narrowly missed out – another exceptional administrator with a wonderful story which we will be sharing in the coming weeks.
We didn’t want Mandie’s efforts to go unrecognised either so we will be giving her a runner-up prize of a £200 Amazon voucher.
Keep an eye on our social media in the coming weeks as we will be sharing the stories of all ten finalists. We think the work they do is incredible and we think the wider gymnastics community deserves to know about it.
On behalf of everyone at Gymnastics Club Manager, thank you for everyone who sent in a nomination. But, more importantly, thank you to everyone who was nominated for doing such an incredible job at your clubs – the gymnastics community is a better place thanks to your work.