Meet the Team


Jo Gardener

Head Coach / Chair Person  & Regional Judge

A level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach and Regional Judge. Jo has been part of the sport from a young age. Jo has been a member of  Billings Rhythmic Gymnastics Club since 1999, and took over running the club in 2010.


Helen Barber

Senior Coach / Regional Judge

Helen began rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 5 and has been involved in the sport ever since! She gained her first coaching qualification at 15 and worked through the levels to become a Level 4 Senior Club Coach in 2009. Alongside her coaching qualifications, Helen also holds a BSc in Psychology and is a Regional Judge. Helen was delighted to join Billings RGC in 2014 and loves working with Jo and the team to promote positive training methods that focus on producing healthy, happy and successful gymnasts.


Cristina Budusan


I am Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach with over 8 years experience, 3 years with Gymnastics and 5 years as an athletics coach.

I joined the Billings family 3 years ago when my daughter joined the club and I began to coach the Recreational Class. I do really enjoy working with the children and to give them the chance to develop their skills in lots of different ways.

I studied Physical Education and sport at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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Sharon Stanton

Coach / Welfare Officer

I did Rhythmic Gymnastics when I was a child , it is a beautiful sport to be part of. My daughter then started at the age of 5 and It has taught her so many life skills & she has formed great friendships. So as a parent I wanted to volunteer my time to support the club & girls.


Andrea Jeffery

Senior Welfare Officer

My daughter joined Billings  RGC in 2012 after a conversation with Jo, who at the time was a work colleague. “Bring her along & see if she likes it” Jo said. We’ve not looked back since!  
Being part of the Billings team is so rewarding. I not only support by being a Welfare Officer for the club, I also love volunteering at competitions & coaching a small recreational group. It’s a delight to see the gymnasts training & trying to improve each time they come - and more importantly, having fun along the way.


Julia Head

Welfare Officer

I have been a member of Billings RGC since 2013 when my daughter started training with Billings RGC. I am a qualified Welfare Officer and am present at all our Moulton sessions. I like to share my positive can do approach with all the gymnasts within the club ensuring that they are training in a safe friendly environment


Abigail Glasspool

Junior Coach

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Abi Bradshaw

Coach / County Judge

I started  Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 6 and as a gymnast collected a haul of competition medals at county, regional and National championships. Since Retiring from the sport I have taken up an active coaching role and have qualified as a County Judge. My greatest achievement was competing at the national grades finals. 


Emily Juzyk

Coach / Club Judge

I started Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 6 and as a gymnast I collected a haul of competition medals at county, regional, national and British championships. Since retiring from the sport I have taken up an active coaching role and qualified as a Club Judge.