Gary Smith appointed National Coach for Trampoline
We’re delighted to announce 2004 Olympic finalist Gary Smith as National Coach for Trampoline. Gary brings 17 years of experience as both an athlete and a coach to the British Gymnastics trampoline programme with his most recent roles coming as part of the world-renowned Cirque Do Soleil.
Gary was one of the most successful male trampoline gymnasts placing in historic 7th at the 2004 Olympic Games and also taking two European team bronze medals. His coaching career has included the Head Coach position at Jumpers Rebound Centre and extensive experience in a variety of roles across the world with Cirque du Soleil.
Looking forward to beginning in his position as National Coach he said: “I am excited and honoured to be a part of British Gymnastics again and am looking forward to getting back to the sport that gave me so much”
James Thomas, British Gymnastics Performance Director adding: “I’m delighted to welcome Gary to the British Gymnastics World Class Programme as National Coach for Trampoline.
Gary brings a wealth of experience to the programme, not only from an athlete perspective, being one of Great Britain’s most successful male trampoline gymnasts but also as a coach, where most recently Gary has worked with Cirque Du Soleil in the US.
I am confident Gary will make an immediate impact to the programme as we move towards the start of qualification for the Tokyo Games. “