About

About Nick.

Nick has dedicated his life to gymnastics, coaching since the age of 15 and working in both personal and national coaching roles with Team GB, as well as GBR’s World, European and Olympic Medallist, Amy Tinkler.

In 2015, Nick launched Nick Ruddock Gymnastics, and over the years he’s consulted and advised 22 international gymnastics federations, including Japan, Germany, Brazil, France, Romania and the Netherlands, as well as providing keynote addresses, technical support and education services to European Gymnastics.

In addition to his private consultancy work, Nick has educated thousands of coaches worldwide through his live events, online and offline coaching programmes, courses and podcast.

Timeline of events

1994

A Recreational Gymnast

Nick started his gymnastics journey at the age of 7, and started coaching recreational gymnastics at the age of 15. 

2005

International Mentorship

Hungry to learn, Nick sought the mentorship and guidance of world-leading coaches who continue to mentor him to this day.

2006

Personal Coaching

Nick began his first full time coaching role where he assisted over 15 GBR National Squad athletes from development through to Olympians.

2010

GBR National Coach

Nick’s commitment to learning and time with mentors proved fruitful, securing a national coaching position for British Gymnastics, where he was charged with raising the standard and performances of the development and junior GBR athletes.

2013

UK Sport ECAP Graduate

Nick was nominated and accepted on UK Sport’s prestigious ‘Elite Coach Apprentice Programme’, in which 12 coaches across multiple sports came together for an intense personal development journey over two years. Many of the coaches on this cohort contributed to medal-winning performances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

2014

Making History

At the 2014 Junior European Championships, the GBR Juniors made history winning their first ever junior European team medal [Silver] and adding another 6 medals across individual and apparatus finals.

2014

Personal coach to GBR’s Amy Tinkler

With Nick playing an integral role in Amy Tinkler’s development while working as national coach, Nick transitioned to work with her full time in the build up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, alongside her existing personal coaches. Amy went on to win a Bronze Medal in the Floor Final. 

2015

The conception of Nick Ruddock Gymnastics 

Since the organisations’ conception, Nick has consulted with over 20 international federations and advised thousands of coaches and clubs.

2017

GymCon

The flagship Nick Ruddock Gymnastics event was launched in 2017, an annual event attracting many hundreds of coaches from all over the world.

2019

'Coach Developer of the Year' Finalist (UK Coaching)

Nick was nominated for UK Coaching's 'Coach Developer of the Year' award in 2019, ending up as a finalist of three from over 320 nominations.

2020

Launch of the Gymnastics Growth Academy

And in 2020, he launched the Gymnastics Growth Academy – a one-of-a-kind community where gymnastics coaches can access advice, support and tactics to develop both themselves and their athletes.

I would be lost without Nick and his dedication to our amazing sport!

Ande Silberman | Gymfinity International, Germany

Nick has been a massive catalyst for improvement and growth in my coaching!

Patrick Redfern | Southern Canberra Gymnastics, Australia