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Interview With Flair Founder & CEO Richard Dwyer

Whenever I go to the gymnastics club and get talking with the mums and dads, someone will always have a question for me about Richard (Flair CEO). It could be about his stunt career or how he started Flair Gymnastics back in 1998...

I interviewed Richard recently so that you can find out more about the man behind Flair Gymnastics.

What is your role at Flair? 
I am the Founder, CEO and driving force behind the company. I started Flair Gymnastics at Kenyngton Manor School in Sunbury (my primary school) in 1998 with a handful of students, a few floor mats and a vault. I was 21 years old and my mum used to coach with me. I am passionate about gymnastics coaching but more so the vital life skills that children learn through the sport.

What do you like most about running the company?
The constant evolvement. There is always something new being added. Thoughts and ideas that I have are always being developed and put into action. It’s very exciting.

I have some good news for you - we are currently looking to expand our team of awesome coaching professionals so if you are passionate about the sport of gymnastics and would like to apply to join the Flair family we'd love to hear from you! 

FIND OUT MORE HERE >> www.GymnasticsJobs.co.uk

Interview with Flair Founder & CEO Richard DwyerFLAIR NECESSITIES TRAINING DAY

What did you do before Flair?
I was the South East gymnastics champion and then I had a 20 year career as a professional stuntman for TV and film.

What did you appear in?
I have worked in movies including Sherlock Holmes, 28 Days Later, Harry Potter, Dark Shadows and TV shows including Dr Who, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Midsomer Murders.

Interview with Flair Founder & CEO Richard DwyerRICHARD'S STUNT CAREER

What school did you go to?
Kenyngton Manor and Bishop Wand, both in Sunbury-on-Thames.

What are your hobbies?
Travelling, aviation, theatre and reading business books!

Did you do gymnastics and trampolining as a child or an adult?
Yes, I started gymnastics when I was 4 and I still love to train. At the moment I have a rebounder in the living room and bounce every day!

Interview with Flair Founder & CEO Richard DwyerRICHARD THE SOUTH EAST GYMNASTICS CHAMPION

Do you have any siblings?
Yes a brother called Andrew. He’s 2 years older than me.

Do you have any pets?
Yes I have a Siberian tabby cat called Belle. She is 4.

Interview with Flair Founder & CEO Richard DwyerRICHARD AND BELLE

What is your favourite sports related film that inspires you and why?
‘Eddie the Eagle.’ It’s a story of true grit. Against all the odds Eddie battles through and becomes the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. Emotional viewing!

Who is your favourite gymnast that inspires you and why?
Neil Thomas (he was the British champion when I was a kid so I looked up to him) and Lisa Elliot who was female British champion. I trained with her as a child and her work ethic and grit inspired me to always train hard in the gym. My current favourite is Amy Tinkler whose former coach is my good friend Nick Ruddock who works with us at Flair assisting with our Flair coaching university and coach development programme.

Interview with Flair Founder & CEO Richard DwyerAMY TINKLER & NICK RUDDOCK

What's your latest news?
There's always something going on but right now I am excited to be going to Europe's Leading Gymnastics Coaching Event - GymCon 2018 this weekend in Birmingham run by Nick Ruddock. It's going to be a fantastic day with amazing speakers from the world of gymnastics including Nile Wilson. Some of our coaching team will be there who have been lucky enough to win places at the event by winning our Coach of the Month Awards. 

We are currently looking to expand our team of awesome coaching professionals so if you are passionate about the sport of gymnastics and would like to apply to join the Flair family we'd love to hear from you! 

If you think you have what it takes to join our awesome coaching team and would like to work in a hugely vibrant and high energy environment at one of our gymnastics clubs in Surrey please get in touch.

FIND OUT MORE HERE >> www.GymnasticsJobs.co.uk

We'd love to meet you!

Best wishes,

Sophie
The Parent's Champion

P.S. FIND OUT MORE HERE >> www.GymnasticsJobs.co.uk