Kathy Williams

Kathy Williams

KATHY WILLIAMS by herself In the 1970’s, Kathy Williams was a gymnast remembered by all; Kathy is black. What an inspiration she was for so many other budding black gymnasts. She was Great Britain’s first black Olympian gymnast. Here’s what Marvin Campbell, another...
Susan Cheesebrough

Susan Cheesebrough

SUSAN CHEESEBROUGH In her own words I was told at the age of nine years old I had a talent for sport, running and gymnastics so at the age of eleven I had to make a choice, chose gymnastics! So pleased I did! Facilities were scarce so my coach Mr Gridley who was a...
Avril Lennox MBE

Avril Lennox MBE

AVRIL LENNOX MBE In her own words Background: Avril’s gymnastics career began at her local High School when aged eleven. Over the subsequent ten years Avril went on to represent her country, competing and training around the world. The Scottish link: Avril’s Scottish...
Maggie Bell

Maggie Bell

MAGGIE BELL by herself Many people were to have a big impact on my life, and in later years contributed to my gymnastic success. I returned to Penge, south east London where my old school had moved from Melvin Road into new premises called Rockhills. (Previously I had...