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Tayla Zaunekker
Assistant coach

The potential one unlocks when progressing as a Parkour practitioner is unlike any other sport, it's constantly evolving and impacting on how you view the world, like a new lens that lights up possibilities everywhere."

Born in Margate. She is currently in her second year of sixth form Studying IB English Literature, Psychology and Health & Social Care. One of her aspirations in life is to manage a locally run business enriched in culture and community input, with a specific focus on music based subcultures. Her hobbies and interests consist of all things music and sci-fi novels. She enjoys skateboarding and works as a barista in her spare time. Tayla began attending Thanet Parkour Academy in 2013, progressing steadily as a student.


In 2022, she completed volunteer work at the club and traveled to Glasgow, qualifying to be a Level 1 Parkour coach (1st4sport). She aspires to complete her Level 2 Qualification once she finishes her studies and potentially take on more roles in the UK Parkour scene. She encountered challenges in earlier years, facing discrimination in the community early on for being a girl, so she made it a personal mission to ensure that young women are able to participate, putting on a Female Participation Program in 2022. Tayla’s passion for Parkour is articulated through her coaching methods, that it should be built on a supportive community and teach transferable skills. For example: The strong group dynamics displayed when a student is performing a technical skill, or the methods she employs to overcome fear. She enjoys being able to express her personality through movement when training, and the exhilarating moments the sport has to offer.

  • Currently studying IBCP Program at Dane Court Grammar School Sixth Form

  • Level 1 Parkour/Freerunning Coach (Parkour UK, 1st4Sport)

  • Emergency First Aid At Work Certification

  • NSPCC Safeguarding Children in Sport Certification

  • DBS Certified

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