Kelly Simm is an artistic gymnast who has been representing Great Britain for 12 years.
Kelly has had some exceptional achievements throughout her career, including four Commonwealth Games medals from three consecutive Commonwealth Games, a World Championship team bronze medal, as well as major titles including British All Around Champion in 2018, and an historic World University Games All Around title in 2015.
Kelly began gymnastics at the age of 6 at her local club, Dynamo School of Gymnastics. Not knowing anything about the sport, she worked hard as a young athlete alongside her coaches, reaching training hours of up to 30 hours a week, alongside school! The disciplined training schedule and time management skills she developed paid off 10 years later when Kelly was selected onto the Great Britain team in 2010 at 16 years old.
Kelly’s career has not come without its challenges and she, like most, has had to persevere to overcome many setbacks and career threatening injuries to achieve her successes. Alongside her international sporting career, Kelly took her education up to a master’s degree level as well as developing her speaking in primary schools, providing inspirational and fun assemblies with the aim of empowering children to go for their dreams and never give up when challenges come their way.
Kelly enjoys using her story to bring motivation to children and young adults across the UK, speaking from her unique perspective of high performance sport about the power of things such as resilience, hard work and perseverance to help empower audiences to achieve what they want to out of life.