About Us

Gemstones was founded by Head Coach Jade Eden in 2008 to provide gymnastic opportunities to children in Streatham and the surrounding area. Since then, the club has grown from strength to strength with its gymnasts enjoying a successful record in competitions at both a local, national and international level. 

 

For more information, see our Classes page.

Picture: Head Coach and founder of Gemstones Gymnastics Club Jade Eden carrying the sign for the GB gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics

Meet our coaches

Taylor Eden - Assistant Head Coach 

 

I trained in artistic gymnastics for 10 years and am a qualified women's artistic coach and a floor and vault judge, with a degree in sports psychology.

 

Picture: Taylor at the 2012 Olympics gymnastics competition in the O2
 

Gloria Grant 

 

I trained as a gymnast for eight years and qualified as a coach at Gemstones Gymnastics Club. I love coaching at Gemstones - it's a great place to make friends too.

 

Picture: Gloria at the London 2012 Olympics gymnastics competition 

Jazz Deer-Olafa

 

I trained as a gymnast for 10 years and later returned to gymnastics to qualify as an assistant coach. I also teach dance, including ballet, and have worked as a professional dancer for Disney.

 

Picture: Jazz coaching a six-year-old gymnast on the tumbletrack 

Anita Merrick

 

I was a parent volunteer before training as a judge and then a coach. As a former Chair of London Gymnastics for All Technical Committee, I am always happy to explain competition rules to club members and their parents.  

 

Picture: Anita and daughter at the 2012 Gymnastics World Cup, Glasgow

Abdul Hazel

 

I got into gymnastics through my daughter who is at Gemstones. I trained as a floor and vault judge and then as an assistant coach.    

 

Picture: Abdul preparing a five-year-old gymnast for her first competition

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