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Head of Physical Performance

Aled Walters

  • BirthplaceCarmarthen, Wales


Midlands Gymnastics Academy (MGA) is a family owned club based in Nuneaton, close to Bedworth, Hinckley and Coventry. Run by an ex British Gymnastics Champion and GB squad member with many other ex-British Squad members on our coaching team, we are proud to provide children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to reach their individual potential in this wonderful sport of gymnastics. With a purpose built, modern facility featuring Olympic standard equipment, featuring foam training pits, we are able to provide a wide range of classes and coaching suitable for everyone, from pre-schoolers taking their first steps on their gymnastics journey to children enjoying our general gymnastics classes, up to our elite squads. Visit MGA's website here.

A Rugby World Cup winner in 2019 and Premiership winner in 2022, Aled Walters joined Leicester Tigers as Head of Physical Performance in the summer of 2020 from South Africa's national coaching team.

The Welsh-born Walters completed a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Loughborough in 2002 followed by an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Edinburgh before beginning his club rugby career with the Scarlets in 2005.

He moved on to New Zealand to take up the role of Head of Strength and Conditioning at Taranaki in 2009 and in 2011 moved to Australia as Athletic Performance Coach with the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby.

Aled headed back to the northern hemisphere in 2012 for the start of a six-year stay with Munster Rugby as Head of Athletic Performance and was recruited by the South Africa Rugby Union in 2018.