MEET THE CHEER COACHES

CHEER DIRECTOR & HEAD COACH

JANE WOOD 

Jane is the founder and director of Tycoons All Star programme, established in 2007. She is also the Sports Cheer England representative for the North West. Jane has been very successful at coaching at all levels, from school devisions through Allstar. She has been the head coach of the Tycoons Elite Cheerleading teams since the beginning. Jane's cheer teams have first place and grand champion titles at an International level.
She was named 2010 coach of the year and has been nominated by Tameside Sports Awards for coach of the year multiple times. 

 

Credentials 
​UCC - Levels 1 through 5 

IDTA Freestyle Dance Teacher 

RSA Keep fit instructor 

Certificate in education 

Sports therapy NVQ Level 3 

Holistic therapy NVQ level 3 

Sports leaders accredited teacher 

ISTA Modern Jazz 

RAD Ballet - Advanced  

INTERNATIONAL COACHES 

TARA HALL

Tara was bitten by the cheer bug at the age of 4 and has yet to be cured! Tara has was an athlete in Team England hip hop from 2016-2019. She has also competed at the NDA Nationals in Daytona, USASF Dance Championships in Florida and Elite Cheerleading Championships in Germany. Tara has been a member of Tycoons for 10 years and has coached for us for 4 years. When she's not coaching or dancing, Currently Tara is studying Law at Huddersfield University. 

Credentials 

UCC Levels 1-5 

Dance leaders level 1 

Degree in Law 

REGIONAL COACHES 

VANESSA MURPHY-WOOD 

Vanessa started dancing before she could walk, and with every step her passion for the art has grown! Vanessa studied Musical Theatre at Ashton Sixth Form, giving her the ability to understand how the body moves and allowing her to bring this connection to the dance floor and to her students. She performed for Team England Hip Hop from 2016 through to 2019 and was team captain in both 2017 & 2018. She also co-coached the first ever Team England junior Hip Hop in 2019 where they competed on the ESPN worlds stage. On top of this, Vanessa has coached her own junior and two senior hip hop teams to gain world bids. Vanessa has also been nominated by Tameside Sports Awards for coach of the year multiple times. 

Credentials 

UCC - Levels 1 through 3 

Dance Leaders level 1 

Extended diploma in performing arts 

ICU Phase 1 Hip Hop 

First Aid

JUNIOR COACHES 

ISOBEL HOLMES 

Isobel competed on Team England Junior Hip hip back in 2018 as well as our home grown Worlds Hip Hop Team, Transonic. She is an active member of Sovereigns, our junior hip hop team that competed at the Elite Cheerleading Championships in Germany, and helped the team gain their first ever Junior Worlds Bid. She is also an International champion with our level 2 Senior cheer team, Monarchy. 

Credentials 

Dance Leaders Level 1 

HANNAH CORBETT

Hannah first found her passion at Tycoons four years ago when she joined our junior 2 cheer team. Since then she has achieved international titles in cheer and a royal champion title in Hip Hip. She was a member of our Worlds Hip Hop Team, Transonic and an active member of Sovereigns, our junior hip hop team that competed at the Elite Cheerleading Championships in Germany, and helped the team gain their first ever Junior Worlds Bid. 

Credentials 

Dance Leaders Level 1 

OLIVIA BARNETT

Olivia competed on our home grown Worlds Hip Hop Team, Transonic. She is an active member of Sovereigns, our junior hip hop team that competed at the Elite Cheerleading Championships in Germany, and helped the team gain their first ever Junior Worlds Bid and is an International champion with our level 2 Senior cheer team, Monarchy. 

Credentials 

Dance Leaders Level 1 

NATASHA CORBISHLEY 

Tasha been doing dance since she was was 4 years old, where she gained rosettes and attended presentations. When she was 6 she started cheerleading and fell in love with the sport. Since then she has been pushing herself to achieve first place in national and international competitions alongside her team mates. Tasha started assistant coaching at Tycoons 2 seasons ago. She is always trying to become a better coach and person by aiming high and letting confident grow, encouraging others to do the same. Her number one focus is to help athletes achieve their goals so they feel as proud of themselves as she does. 

Credentials 

Dance Leaders Level 1 

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