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Mrs. Val Hoppichler

Mr. Rudolf Hoppichler

Founder & Director

Former Gymnast: Mrs. Valeria Hoppichler -née Bianco-Martinez-, started gymnastics at the age of 6  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During her early years she was training at high performance level, and retired at the age of 18. She finished her gymnastics career with the title of Champion of Neuquen Province in 1993. This gold medal earned her the Honour of “Trompul” (Best sport person of the year) in Gymnastics. 

Gymnastics Coach:  Val had managed gymnastics clubs for over 20 years.  She founded "Sponte Sua Gymnastics Centre" in March 2000. 

Sport Coach - PE Teacher career. Val works in independent and states schools teaching gymnastics, athletics, swimming, basketball, handball, Volleyball, softball, dance, hockey, football, netball.  Has more than 15 years of working experience as International Ski Instructor in Whistler-Blackcomb (Canada), Perisher Blue (Australia), Chapelco and Ushuaia (Argentina), Valle Nevado (Chile). 

London and SSG:  Sponte Sua Gym London Gymnastics and Sports Centre open its doors in Wimbledon in September 2012.  


Degrees: BSc  (Hons)  PE and Sports Science.

                BG level 4 Senior Women Artistic Gymnastics Coach,

                BG Level 3 Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

                BG level 1 Club Judge in GG.   

                CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor

Courses: Safeguarding, Emergency First aid, Club Management, Child protection awareness, Disability in Sports, Baseball,  Sign Language L1.

Val is also Volunteer at London Gymnastics as Southern Competition 

Organiser/Support for GFA -Floor and Vault-.


Languages: Fluent in English, Spanish. Basic Italian, Portuguese and French. Learning German.


Sponte Sua Gym -SSL: Mr. Rudolf Hoppichler moved to Uk in 2013 to helped with the development of the club as Finance director and Head coach, Co-funded Sponte Sua Ltd a year later. 

Gymnastics coach: His wide knowledges in sport coaching brings to Sponte Sua Gym the essential to keep growing and expanding, offering to our clients an excellence in training from indoor to outside sports and from recreational to extreme sports.

Sport Career:  Rudy has an Austrian National Ski Instructor and Ski Guide degree.  He has also coaching degrees in PE and teaching experience in Handball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, Volleyball, Football, Trampoline, Skiing and Sport Science.

Skiing Career and experience:  Rudy is also the founder and director of his own winter sports company called International Ski Pros. He has been in the Ski business for over 40 years working in ski resorts such as Mont Buller -Australia-, Chapelco and Bariloche -Argentina-, Shiga Kogen -Japan- and St Anton, Lech, Zürs -Austria-. 

Because of his heritage (his Grandfather Prof. Stefan Kruckenhauser- and his Father Prof. Franz Hoppichler were both heads of the Austrian National Ski Instructors Asociation and pioneers at developing the austrian ski technique and ski teaching method) he was been in touch with the newest technical improvements from childhood. 

Degrees: BG Level 2 Senior Coach in Men Artistic

                BG level 2 Senior Women Artistic Gymnastics Coach

                National Ski Instructor Austria

                Ski and Mountain Guide  


Languages: Fluent in German, English, Spanish and Swedish. Basic Portuguese and Italian.


Beata Bodai

Venue's Head Coach

Degrees: BG level 2 Women Artistic Gymnastics Coach,

Courses: Safeguarding, Emergency First aid.

Gisela Mayerhofer

Schools Head Coach

Degrees: BG level 2 Women Artistic Gymnastics Coach,

Courses: Safeguarding, Emergency First aid.

Sean Jones

Basketball Head Coach

Degrees: BG level 1 General Gymnastics Coach.

                Handball Coach Level 2.

Courses: Safeguarding, Emergency First aid.

Veselina Panayotova

Rhythmic Assistant Coach

Degrees: Dance and Choreography

Courses: Safeguarding, Emergency First aid.

Caroline Conroy

Artistic Gymnastics Coach

Former Club's Squad Gymnast

BG Level 1 


Juliet Rees

Club's Head Judge and Welfare Officer

Degrees:  BA (HONS) Sports Studies

                 BG level 1 Club Judge in GG. 

Courses: Safeguarding, Time to listen.

Moira Whitman

Club's Judge

Degrees: BG level 1 Club Judge in GG. 

Val Hoppichler

Club's Judge

Degrees: BG level 1 Club Judge in GG. 



Ursuline School Fields

Cottenham Park Road

SW20 0SZ


High Path, South Wimbledon.

SW19 2JY



Erasmus Street


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Mansel Road

SW19 4AB

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