June Walden – Chairman
June’s team from Newbridge Prep competed at the first Championships in 1979. The same year she started the Wulfrun Gym Club, coaching both girls and boys. She moved to teach at Daneshill School, starting both the Mid-Southerns and The Trinity competitions, and latterly taught at Castle House School, where she founded the ISA National Gym Championships and co-founded MISGA. June was the first Technical Director of GISGA 1994 – 2014 and has been Chairman since 2014, and is also the Archivist. She judges at competitions and visits schools in the North and Midlands to offer help and advice.
Verity Boulger – Vice Chairman and Judges’ Convenor
Joined in 1984 with St Christopher’s School, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Verity served as Trophies Secretary 1995 – 2014. Has judged for a number of years. Became Vice-Chairman in 2014 and I.S.G.A. Judges’ Convenor in 2016.
Linda North – Competition Secretary
Linda joined in 1994 with teams from Farringtons and Stratford House. She took on the position of our multi-tasking General Secretary in 1999. She has also taught at St Mary’s, Hampstead, The British School of Brussels, Belgium and currently St Faith’s Cambridge, with great success. As Competition Secretary, amongst many other things, she carries out the I.S.G.A. competition administration for each championship and works alongside the Host Organiser. Linda is also a judge and the IAPS Gymnastics Representative. Linda is continually on the lookout for schools to take on hosting our various championships and is happy to advise and encourage new schools to join the association.
Suzanne Rimini – General Administrator
A parent of a current gymnast, Suzanne is a coach at St Mary’s School, Hampstead. She was elected to the Technical committee in 2015 and was a valuable member of the team when the rules were being revised in 2016. Suzanne is a qualified gymnastics judge.
Marion Charafeddine – Technical Director
Firstly a parent and then judge and coach. A committee member since 1999, she has served as Judges’ Convenor and since 2015 as Technical Director masterminding the new four year cycle of rules and Judges’ and Coaches Guidelines. This is a job that has escalated from one set of rules to four sets now. Marion continues to coach at three local I.S.G.A. schools. She also founded and runs the very successful Gymnastics Academy at the Royal Masonic School.
Claire Pocock – Minutes Secretary and Website Manager
Former parent and now the Scorer at the majority of our competitions. Author of our computer scoring programme and happy to instruct people wishing to purchase it. Claire is also our Minutes Secretary and is taking over as Manager of the new I.S.G.A. website. Claire’s daughter, Nicola, is now one of our judges.
Helen Le Page – Trophies’ Secretary
Former gymnast and then teacher/coach at Port Regis School, Highfields School and now Guildford High School. Helen became the Trophy Secretary for the 5 and 2 Piece competitions in 2014 and is always on the lookout for individuals, families and schools to donate trophies. She also co-hosts I.S.G.A. and IAPS competitions with Head of PE, Tara Oxley.
Trudy Smith – Committee Member & Media
Formerly a gymnast at Stamford Junior School under Libby Craig and now a classroom teacher there. Trudy has been involved in our championships most of her life. She is now a successful coach, has organised and hosted numerous competitions, is a co-founder of MISGA and is currently in charge of the I.S.G.A. Twitter a/c and videos. Her mother, Glenda Exton, is our former scorer. Trudy’s daughter Lottie has been an individual GISGA and IAPS champion and has been selected for the England squad.
Emily Burman – Development Officer
Emily has been a classroom teacher at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls School, Elstree and is a highly respected gymnastics High Performance Coach and a Judge. Since 2000 her girls have quietly made their way to the fore taking a number of I.S.G.A. titles. In 2002 she founded and now runs the EJB Gymnastics Club for girls and boys. She has served on the Committee since 2014 and hosted a number of our competitions.
Jo Cox – Committee Member