Friends of WGC

Alex Walter – Welfare Officer


Alex Walter has three children, all of which have attended WGC.  He is a specialist paramedic in urgent and primary care, working in general practice in the Worthing area. He has also been the Resuscitation Officer for the local community NHS Trust and has worked in A&E’s, urgent treatment centres and minor injury units across London and the south east and has taught first aid to local school staff, parents and pupils.

He has been involved with young people, ever since he was one himself!  Previously he has been the chairman of a local Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Committee, a senior youth worker within the British Red Cross and a local school governor.

Alex is available to all gymnasts, parents / carers and coaches / friends or WGC, initially via telephone or email, but also face to face (in reality or virtually!)  This is to discuss and support you through any welfare and / or health related matters, including injury.

Alex believes that we need to encourage our children to take more exercise than they do and to instil a sense of discipline that will enable them to tackle today’s world in a more confident yet caring and healthy way.

Contact Alex – 07710 169310

Katherine Lawrie – Funding & Sponsorship Manager


Katherine has two sons. Her youngest, Joseph, has been a member of WGC since its inception and is now a L2 Coach at Worthing gymnastics club. She heads up the fantastic group of parents and friends who organise the wonderful fundraising and events and all the hard work behind the scenes. She is also one of the main points of contact for funding and grant bids. Half of our equipment would not be here without the hard work she puts into writing bid and grant proposals. Please contact Katherine with any funding ideas on