|Christine Still is recognized as a very successful coach, many of her gymnasts have been British National champions on beam. For over 40 years Christine has produced many British national team members for Olympic, World and European championships. She and her husband, Colin Still are highly regarded by coaches across the UK, and Christine is part of the gymnastics commentary team for the BBC.|
|Back in the late sixties a young coach was brought along to the London & Southeast Regional training. A few years later Christine Ashton as she was then known, took over the running of Loughton Gymnastic Club. Even from this young age Christine knew exactly what she wanted from her gymnasts; perfection and still more perfection was demanded.With her husband, Colin Still she went on to produce many national team members for Olympic, World and European championships. One such gymnast was Amanda Harrison, later to become Amanda Kirby and coach to Beth Tweddle.
This would have been enough for anyone’s record, but in 1984 Colin was made National Coach and they had to move from London to Shropshire. Christine joined the Park Gym Club and became head coach, producing with Colin, British Champion Laura Timmins along with other world championship team members. The club has now become the Park Wrekin College Gymnastics Club. Christine is recognized as a very successful beam coach, many of her gymnasts have been National champions on this apparatus. She is highly regarded by coaches across the UK. Christine manages to combine her work with the BBC commentary team and still be a very successful coach at the highest level now producing a new young breed of gymnasts.