Alan Armitage Head Coach (Maternity Cover) Alan was the founder, head coach and director of Arabian School of Gymnastics from ( 1997 Bletchley Artistic) 1999 to 2019. A club he created from 39 original children, that now provides gymnastics to 1000 gymnasts per week. Arabian had a team of 30 and a turn over close to £300K per annum. It has been a not-for-profit charity for 18 of those 20 years. Over the years Alan has been instrumental in personally educating and mentoring well in excess of 100 coaches. In April 2019 Al decided to step down so that he could try new ventures.In 1999 and 2000 he was awarded sports coach of the year for Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes, the first and still only gymnastic coach to ever recieve both top awards. Al has taught in many parts of the world including Tasmania, Sri Lanka, South Africa & the USA.He has produced countless high level gymnasts winning at County and Regional levels and has taken gymnasts to National Squad and had gymnasts competing and winning in Canada, Australia, Belgium & Malta.His last success was in 2017 when he won a record 19 medals, including an overall Champion for any English club in Hawaii USA. What was even more remarkable was the fact his gymnasts trained half the hours of the other competing International clubs.