Group Gymnastics Manager Appointed
DC Leisure reinforces its partnership with National Governing Body, British Gymnastics this month creating a new management role – Group Gymnastics Manager. We hear from newly appointed Nikki La Niece…
This month saw Nikki La Niece appointed as Group Gymnastics Manager. The new position, jointly funded by British Gymnastics (BG) and DC Leisure, aims to drive participation in gymnastics and trampolining. There are currently 3,000 participants registered on the BG Leisure Centre Scheme at 40 sites across the country.
An employee for seven years at DC Leisure, Nikki worked at River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester. Whilst in her Sports Development role Nikki oversaw the Swim Academy and junior dry side activities. Along with marketing responsibilities, Nikki also developed one of the largest and most profitable Instructor Income programmes in the Group.
Commenting on her appointment, Nikki says: “My new role demonstrates DC’s strong partnership with British Gymnastics and our commitment to increasing grassroots provision for gymnastics and trampolining for children across the country. By September 2014 we hope to register a further 600 children onto the scheme with a target of an additional 800, year on year.”
DC’s vision is to mirror the success of its Swim Academy. Nikki will work closely with newly appointed Glen Staite-Loveridge, Junior Activities Manager, demonstrating DC Leisure’s strategic commitment to driving forward its dry-side leisure offering for children.
The Leisure Centre Scheme was designed to enable, encourage and actively support leisure centres to register their recreational gymnastic programmes with British Gymnastics.