Gemma joined Invictus Triathlon Club in 2016 having returned to the area following university. She was keen to undertake a new challenge which would enable her to get back into sport and fitness. Gemma enjoyed her new found interest and began to participate in a range of races from sprint to Ironman in 2018. Gemma has a background of coaching kayaking and volunteering in the Scout organisation. It therefore did not take long for Gemma to progress into coaching with the completion of the BTF Level 1 coaching qualification in 2018. She followed this by completing her BTF Level 2 qualification in 2020.
In Gemma’s Words.
After benefiting from the coaches at Invictus, I was passionate about giving back and I saw an opportunity by way of joining the coaching team. I thrive on watching and helping people to work towards and achieve their personal goals.
I currently coach all members of Invictus but I will soon be progressing to a junior-specific coach position with a view to growing the junior membership which is exciting and a new challenge.