25 Aug British Gymnastics: Head coach Amanda Reddin steps aside while misconduct claims are investigated | UK News
The head coach at British Gymnastics has agreed to step aside while an investigation into her alleged misconduct takes place, the organisation has said.
“British Gymnastics has agreed with Amanda Reddin that she will temporarily step aside from her role as head national coach to allow an investigation to proceed into claims about her conduct as a coach,” it said a statement.
“The investigation will be completed by an external independent expert and any outcome actioned immediately. Our processes and investigations will also be scrutinised by the independent review.”
The body added: “There is no place for abuse in our sport. Those that speak out about mistreatment in gymnastics must be heard.
“It is vital, however, that such claims are made through the proper processes to ensure a fair and independent system that protects integrity for all parties involved.”
Ms Reddin said she rejects all claims against her after Olympic medalist Amy Tinkler revealed the complaint she made about British Gymnastics in 2019 related to her.
Tinkler, now 20, said on Twitter today that the complaint she lodged last year involved Ms Reddin and the “national performance coaching set up at British Gymnastics between 2016 and 2019”.
The bronze medalist tweeted that she was left feeling “sick” after being told the case into her abuse claims had been closed.
She said she was emailed on Friday saying her “complaints had been dealt with and the matter closed”.
“No explanation was given,” she added.
Tinkler is one of a number of athletes who have accused British Gymnastics coaches of physical and emotional abuse, which has triggered an independent review of the organisation.