All of our ETA coaches have a full DBS and are working towards the next level of qualification with British Gymnastics. Meet our coaching team:
EXETER TRAMPOLINE ACADEMY
Head Coach - Polly Buzza-Johns
Polly started trampolining when she was 6 years old and began coaching at the age of 15. She competed at a national level until the age of 17 due to a back injury. She then went to Kingston University London to study Sports Analysis and Coaching Bsc and did her dissertation on judging trampolining. Polly then went travelling and was teaching before starting ETA in September 2016. She is Senior Trampoline and DMT coach with a huge enthusiasm and passion for the sport. In her spare time Polly enjoys skiing and long walks with her dog Kingston.
Level 2+ Coaches:
Sunny-Lavern Sharp - Sunny was previously a national competitor on DMT and after travelling the world and finishing her degree in Primary Education with Specialism of PE, she is back coaching trampoline, DMT and gymnastics.
Ralph Edwards - Ralph is a student at Exeter University and loves the sport of trampolining. He enjoys coaching new skills and helping children progress through their skills.
Laura Dyson - Laura completed her Sport Science degree at Exeter University and now is pursuing a career as a Paramedic. Laura is now helping out at ETA when she can.
Level 1 Coaches:
Billie Denny - Billie is a very encouraging and patient trampoline coach and always has time for the kids. Billie is a fantastic footballer but is converting to trampolining every day. Her favourite move to teach is a back landing, she always has a smile and wants everyone to achieve at ETA.
Lara White - Lara has started her apprenticeship with ETA and is smashing through her coaching qualification. She shows great patience and joy with her coaching.
Jessie Duckmanton - Jessie is a fantastic coach after taking up the sport 3 years ago and now competes at national level. She is such a hard worker and goes above and beyond to help ETA members
Jenni Chapman - Jenni is an experienced coach and loves helping children perfect their skills. She is very passionate about the benefits of trampolining and all sports for kids.
Reece Davies - Reece is a current British Champion on DMT and preparing to compete in senior national trampolining in 2021. He loves coaching and sharing with passion for the sport with the next generation!
Gemma Thornhill - Gemma has a long love for trampolining and enjoys helping children learn new skills.
Honey Moe - Honey has been trampolining since she was 8 years old and has a great passion for the support. She has a great wealth of knowledge and experience after representing England and multiple titles in her trampolining career.
Blake Davies - Blake has a love for sport and is a former elite swimmer and trampolinist and wants to help others enjoy it too.
Charlie Pearson - Charlie competed in trampolining throughout his childhood and is now completing his degree at Exeter University and loves coaching Trampolining to share his passion.
Our apprentices assist in all aspect of sessions from warm up to cool down and ensure the centre is ready for our members. They have started their coaching courses and are learning all about the bouncing world at ETA.
Kelan Willmott - Kelan is a big football fan and plays for Tiverton FC.
Administrator - Ali Grail
Ali joined ETA in 2018 is highly organised with her admin. She oversees all bookings, enquiries, system maintenance and is a valued member at ETA. On her time off Ali loves long doggy walks with her gorgeous Beagle.
Welfare Officer - Jenni Chapman - email@example.com