Gymnastics as a sport has the potential to develop people physically, socially and emotionally. We believe that gymnastics is good for everyone and our members can train in a fun, safe and progressive environment that promotes a balance for everyday living. Our Gymnast Pathway encourages members to practice key skills working towards gymnastics based goals. Along this journey our gymnasts develop life skills,a sense of community, leadership and self-confidence with their supportive peers.
Our Participation Programme is member centered and uses social opportunities for engagement in a healthy lifestyle through sport. Gymnastics training members will develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Activities are structured based on the age and ability of each athlete. Participation in gymnastics can help develop personal discipline and improve focus, strength, flexibility and coordination but most importantly develop life long friendships!
Our Participation Programme is our entry level for all gymnasts and is comprised of several tiers, for further information please click HERE.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
As the name conveys Womens Artistic Gymnastic is an all-female programme where gymnasts compete on all four pieces of apparatus, Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor. WAG provides constant challenges and teaches courage, resilience, coordination and control.
Vault – Gymnasts approach the vault from a 25metre run, transferring their speed to the springboard and then seek a quick hand placement to the table. From here the gymnast launches themselves vertically for a combination of somersaults and twists. Landings must be controlled and at least 2m from the vault table.
Uneven Bars – Swinging and continuous movements are required on this apparatus, gymnasts must move between the low and high bar with fluidity. Uneven bar work requires strength, a good sense of timing and courage. Both spectators and gymnast enjoy the perception of flight and exciting dismounts.
Balance Beam – the beam stands 1.25metres from the floor, is five metres long and only 10cm wide. That is the width of your average house brick! Gymnasts perform a combination of acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps, turns, and balance elements. These can be done standing, sitting or lying on the beam. Balance Beam is possibility one of the most thrilling apparatus to both watch and perform.
Floor – The floor exercise allows the gymnast their moment in the spotlight and is considered by many to be the most expressive piece of women’s apparatus.
A floor routine, always accompanied by music, includes a combination of dance movements and sequences interspersed with a variety of tumbling and acrobatic elements. The whole floor area must be used in the routine with clear variances in mood, tempo and direction. Individuality, originality, and artistry of presentation are the key ingredients of a great routine.
Please note that entry to our WAG Programme is through internal coach assessment.
Tumbling, (sometimes referred to as power tumbling), is a gymnastics discipline in which participants perform a series of acrobatic skills along a 25 metre long sprung track. Each series, known as a pass, comprises eight elements in which the gymnast jumps, twists and flips placing only their hands and feet on the track. Tumblers are judged on the difficulty and execution of their routine. There are both individual and team competitions in the sport.
Tumbling is a powerful, fast and exciting sport and one of the oldest disciplines in gymnastics.
Our tumbling programme is aimed at athletes who have potential to compete both nationally and internationally. Our tumblers develop strong bodies and strong minds through this challenging discipline. We teach skills that help in the gymnastics world, but also the real world, by building resilience, determination and a “get up and try again” attitude. We believe that failure is not a negative but a part of the learning process. We are a team and we believe in building each other up and supporting one another. We believe that our sport is a sport and should be fun. We always progress at the individuals pace with the focus always being on the athletes own goals, and work together to support each others journey. Most importantly we treat our sport as a sport and with fun and learning at the forefront of our activities.
Please note that entry to our Tumbling Programme is through internal coach assessment.