EXETER TRAMPOLINE ACADEMY
Head Coach - Polly 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:
Gabby Lesina - Gabby has been coaching with ETA for over 2 years and started as an apprentice. She is now leading sessions and working torwards her level 3 coaching courses and has even taught herself doubles on the trampoline!
Jacob Turner - Jacob is a fab technical coach working towards his 3.3 coaching course in trampoline and is a senior coach on DMT. He was a bouncer himself so can demonstrate all the skills and wants to be an Olympic trampoline coach!
Laura Dyson - Laura is studying Sport Science and Exeter University and competes for the Uni. She has been a fantastic addition to the coaching team!
Niki Grimes - Niki has great experience, coaching in Liverpool before she moved down to Devon. She is a Senior coach on trampoline and DMT.
Level 1 Coaches:
Mel Bull - Mel was a gymnast as a child and still trains now. She is new to coaching and has nearly completed her Level 1 course as well as being a mummy to 3 little ones. We are very excited for her journey with ETA!
Billie Denny - Billie is our new ETA apprentice and has nearly completed her level 1 course. 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.
Kaitlyn Margetts - Kaitlyn is starting her coaching career with ETA. She is a great trampolinist herself and now wants to help others achieve in the sport.
Lara White - Lara is an outstanding ASC coach with aspirations to be a high level coach and full time trampoline coach when she finishes school in 2019! She also competes nationally herself with ETA.
Jessie Duckmanton - Jessie is a fantastic ASC coach after taking up the sport 2 years ago and now competes at national level. She is such a hard worker and goes above and beyond to help ETA members
Lucy Cocks - Lucy is a keen bouncer and trampolining enthusiast! She lives and breathes the sport and wants to help young children to enjoy it as much as she does.
Iona Staniforth - Iona is a trampolinist, cheerleader and gymnast and wants to help children join the sport.
Administrator - Ali Grail
Ali joined ETA in September 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.
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: