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** All Planet Cheer Coaches are trained in First Aid.  They also hold a Disclosure/PVG Membership Scheme Certificate and are fully insured.**



Karen Martin - owner of Planet Cheer/Head Coach


i was a competitive gymnast and professionally trained dancer.  I began coaching dance & gymnastics around performance contracts before deciding to coach full-time.  i was asked to coach gymnastics for an all-star cheerleading team and this is when i discovered my love of the sport - it combined the two things that I loved to do! I then decided to start my own team.  Planet Cheer has since grown to 2 competitive all-star cheer and dance teams with 80 athletes.  


I am a USASF qualified Cheerleading coach for levels 1-5.  I have additional training/qualifications in injury prevention, sports first aid, nutrition, child development and child protection.


rachel stewart - coach


Rachel first attended Planet Cheer in 2011 and has been on DMC Cheer & Dance Teams for 4 years. She was a member of the National Championship winning team - DMC Elite in 2014.  Rachel has a particular talent for tumbling and side basing stunts.  However, she has an excellent level of ability in all aspects of Cheer and Dance. Rachel has achieved level 5 stunt & tumble skills while training at Planet Cheer. Rachel is a USASF qualified Cheerleading coach for levels 1-2 and is currently an Assistant Gymnastics Coach for Active Stirling.  



Bethan Evans - Coach


Bethan has been a Planet Cheer cheerleader for 4 years.  She was also a member of the National Championship winning team and has also won Regional Championships in Level 2 Cheer, Level 3 Cheer and Hip-Hop.  Bethan is a fantastic all-round athlete with high levels of ability in stunts (basing & flying), jumps, dance & tumbling.  Bethan is currently DMC Team Captain due to her all-round ability and excellent leadership and communication skills.  Bethan is a USASF qualified cheerleading coach for levels 1-2.  



Becca Stewart - Coach


Becca has been a Planet Cheer athlete for 4 years and has won numerous Championships with the team in both Cheer and Dance.  Becca's speciality is tumbling and she has been runner-up in the solo division at Nationals for the last 2 years.  Becca continues to advance her tumbling skills at an impressive rate and is enjoying helping younger athletes improve their skills.  Becca is currently an assistant Gymnastics coach with Active Stirling and a USASF qualified cheerleading coach for levels 1-2.



Amy Robertson - Class Assistant


Amy was one of the first Planet Cheer athletes and has competed successfully in 6 seasons with DMC.  Amy has achieved level 5 stunt skills and has been DMC's 'point' flyer for as long as she has been on the team.  Amy has won several championships with the team and her knowledge and experience are invaluable to other Planet Cheer athletes - especially newcomers.  Amy is planning to gain her USASF coaching qualification this season.