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Gymnastics is an acrobatic sport which requires strength, agility and co-ordination.

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An Overview of Gymnastics

Gymnastics covers many different disciplines.

All are skilled and challenging and require physical strength, agility and co-ordination. Under the overall description of gymnastics lie the individual disciplines and activities of:

  • Men's artistic Gymnastics (includes high bar, parallel bars, rings, floor, vault and pommel horse)
  • Women's Artistic gymnastics (includes uneven bars, beam, floor and vault)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics

British Gymnastics provides a national directive and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success.

Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills.


  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Concentration


Whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels or hanging from monkey bars, you can work on your gymnastics for free!


  • Team GB won 4 medals in the artistic gymnastics at London 2012.

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National Governing Bodies

British Gymnastics

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Training Times:. . Monday. 6:00 - 8:00 Women's Artistic 7:30 - 9:00 Grades ages 9yrs upwards. . Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 General Gymnastics 7:30 - 9:00 Grades 9 yrs upwards. . Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 Women's Artistic. . Friday 5:15 - 6:30

British Gymnastics Foundation - Hardship Fund

British Gymnastics Foundation - Hardship Fund

1:00am - Mon 31st August, 2020

The British Gymnastics Foundation is providing a Hardship Grant to provide financial support to enable their members to continue to be involved in gymnastics - additional funding will be distributed to those experiencing significant financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Clare Diggle

Club Development Coordinator

07827 242502

Tracy Power

Area Manager

07739 512201

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