Helen Bashford

Welfare Officer, Competition Marshall

Helen and her daughter Verity became involved with Flitecrew in 2011 when Verity switched from Artistic Gymnastics to Trampolining. She soon became involved with helping out as an unqualified official. At competitions this mainly involves being a competition marshal ensuring the right competitor is ready to compete in the right place at the right time. In 1993 she undertook training in safeguarding and ‘time to listen’ and now has a role as one of Flitecrew’s Welfare officers. She has attended Loule training camps with the club on 2 occasions where she loved her job as gamesmaster! In other areas of her life she is an assistant Scout leader in Horsham and works as a trained nurse at Crawley Hospital on the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward. For fitness she power-walks marathons!

Sam Thorne

Welfare Officer

Sam and her daughter Olivia joined Flitecrew many years ago, Olivia has trained and competed on many occasions participating in individual and synchro. Sam is a regular welfare officer who attends the Portugal training camp in Loule every summer, she brings so much happiness to the gymnasts attending and always makes everyone laugh! As well as ensuring everyones safety and needs she manages to always put a smile on your face.

Julie Towler

Competition Marshall

As a Flitecrew competition Marshall I need to ensure that the right competitors are on the correct trampoline bed, have the correct amount of warm up times and that they are in the right order and ready to compete for the judging panel. I help out at most Flitecrew fun days and annual Club Championships. Its a great way to meet other parents and children that train with Flitecrew, that don’t necessarily train at the same times as my daughter, Corinna.