All coaches are qualified to the appropriate level, CRB checked, and are friendly to each child's individual needs. Senior coaches (16+) have been on safeguarding courses and we have a fully qualified Welfare Officer for each venue.

Coaches are trained in General, Trampolining, Womens Artistic, Sports Acro, Pre School, and just as importantly First Aid. Coaches range from Level 1 (Assistant Coach) to Level 3 (Club Coach).


Head coach Luke Gale is a qualified Level 3 General Gymnastics Coach and Trampoline Coach. Luke has participated in Gymnastics since the age of five at Acorn GC as well as Tolworth GC; where three family members are currently in full time employment. He started coaching at Acorn in 1992, graduated from Coventry University in 2002 and has been managing both Acorn and SWGC since 2003. In 2014 Luke set out to create a recreational gymnastics program - Gymnastics Mentor - offering support to all those who wish to learn how to coach gymnastics. The program is well under-way to completion and Acorn and SWGC are the first to utilise the key components of this resource.