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Natalie Thornton

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Natalie Thornton

Cheer and Tumble Coach

I have been involved in the cheerleading industry around 8 years from being age 12. I started my cheerleading career after being spotted by Adele as a gymnast at my secondary school. Adele introduced me to her cheerleading team called Wild Spirit All-stars back in 2007. I have competed on teams from levels 2-6. Since leaving WSA in 2013 I cheered on a co-ed team in Leeds called Aviator All-stars. I competed with AV at the Elite Cheerleading championships in Germany! I am still an active Cheerleader and currently compete at level 3.

I have also been involved in gymnastics since the age of 8. I became an elite gymnast competing all around the country! This has also lead to me having experience coaching gymnastics and I am currently working towards my level 1 Artistic Gymnastics coaching qualification with British Gymnastics.

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to become a Bears Coach in April 2014. Adele was my first coach, and it has been great to be mentored by her to become a cheer coach in my own right. I am now a qualified level 1 and 2 Cheerleading and Tumble coach and can’t wait to keep gaining more qualifications and improving. After growing as a coach, I started to run the tumbling sessions with Bears to help the cheerleading programme progress. I really enjoy leading these sessions and I am now working on becoming the tumble lead at Bears.

Without Bears I wouldn’t be the coach I am today, I am so inspired and just can’t wait to see what the future brings!!