Can I use your space to improve my parkour / martial arts / cheerleading stunts?
All adult sessions are structured but please feel free to come in and do your own thing!
Is Southwark Gymnastics a British Gymnastics (BG) Registered Club?
Yes and it is also a member of London Gymnastics. We are a “GymMark” accredited club which means that our club is recognised by British Gymnastics and their partners as a safe, effective and child friendly club, providing a service in the community that children and young people, their parents/carers and others with a passion for Gymnastics can trust.
What is the BG/joining membership fee for?
This annual fee (October – September) includes membership to BG and London Gymnastics, but is primarily the Gymnasts Insurance, without which they are not permitted to take part in the sport.
What do I wear?
We would encourage all GfA gymnasts to wear shorts and t-shirts. Gymnasts do not wear socks or trainers, all activities are performed in bare feet.
Where do I get a Club t-Shirt from and how much do they cost?
An SGC club t-shirt will be issued free of charge when the membership is paid in full. Replacement t-shirts cost £5. .
Do I need to give any medical information?
Yes, it is very important that you register your child’s details on the club website within the first week of joining the club. This enables us to be aware of any potential illnesses or disabilities before teaching the gymnasts.
Are there any badges or award schemes?
When registering and joining the club, each GfA gymnast will work towards the SGC club badge scheme ranging from levels 5-1 (1 being the most difficult) which tests the gymnasts on Floor & Vault (Term 1), Beam & Trampette (Term 2) & Bar (Term 3). Once passing all 4 pieces, the gymnast will be awarded with a medal and certificate during our end of year awards show.
Can I leave the leisure centre and go off and do something else?
Yes, unless you are the parent of a tiny gym or pre-school gymnast, then you are required to stay and take part in the session.