Our 'Squad' gymnasts train and compete regionally, nationally and internationally.
Gymnasts are invited to join a squad through a talent identification program,from recognition by coaches and from participation
in other classes.
There are 5 different 'squads', these are:
FIG - Gymnasts in this squad
will be competing at the highest level in Great Britain and travelling to international events around the world; representing
the club and ultimately we hope representing Great Britain. Gymnasts in this squad train 5/6 evenings a week plus mornings.
FIG Development - We see gymnasts in this squad as having the potential to compete at FIG but because
of age or a new partnership are currently not ready to do this level of work. Gymnasts will work one or both of the FIG and
NDP programmes. There will be opportunities to do FIG international events if gymnasts are the correct ages and the right
level. Gymnasts in this squad train 3-5 times each week.
NDP Competitive - Gymnasts in this squad
will compete at NDP and will be able to take part in many regional and possibly national events at this level. Gymnasts in
this squad train 3 times each week.
Talent Development -
Gymnasts are selected for this squad and are usually aged between 6-12yrs. They will be trained for a future as a competitive
Parents will be invited in for a meeting to explain the commitment needed to be a squad gymnast.
Talented Starters - Gymnasts are selected for this squad, usually from our recreational classes. Gymnasts are usually
aged between 4-7yrs. They will be given the essential grounding needed to become a competitive gymnast latter on. Parents
will be invited in for a meeting to explain the commitment needed to be a squad gymnast.
The gymnastic year is split into four terms:
Sept 1st - Nov 30th
Dec 1st - Feb 28th
March 1st - May 31st
June 1st - August 31st
Fees are payable in full at the start of each term.
We reserve the right to cancel any session during the scheduled term dates.