Carrie Pickles

Carrie Pickles

CARRIE PICKLES   by Meg Warren with Jill Livingstone nee Pollard Carrie was born in Wilsden near Bradford. Carrie joined Bradford Gym Club in 1919 and was coached by Edwin Hirst who was the Olympic Coach for the women’s team in 1928. In 1928 she was selected for...
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...
Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle

BETH TWEDDLE In her own words Photo courtesy of British Gymnastics Early Years and Junior Competition When I look back I feel that gymnastics has always been a part of my life but actually, I did not start training until I was almost 7. I had always been a lively...
Zita Lusack

Zita Lusack

ZITA LUSACK in her own words I started gym age 6. A school dinner lady saw me doing some cartwheels with girls in the playground that already attended the local club. She suggested to my mum that she take me. I started at Woodside Gymnastics Club in Watford a few...
Hayley Price

Hayley Price

HAYLEY PRICEIn her own words Like many young girls my parents took me to dancing school at the age of 3, Dad worked on a Saturday morning and mom used to walk me miles to get there! I took classes in Ballet, Tap and Acrobatics. I loved all aspects of my dancing but as...