All classes and squads will continue as normal until we obtain further guidance from British Gymnastics and Public Health England following Boris Johnson’s statement tonight – Monday 16th March.
The health of our members, staff, volunteers, and families is our top priority when making decision around the running of the club. We have increased our cleaning protocols in order to minimise the risk of infection for all.
In the interim, we are continuing to ensure that we have extra stocks of hand wash and hand sanitising gel. We are encouraging our members, guests and staff to take simple common sense steps which include covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, carrying antibacterial gel and of course if you feel unwell, stay at home and do not come into Vernon Park Gymnastics Club. If this is the case please notify the club, in confidence, using the email email@example.com.
We suggest that recreational and squad parents do not gather in the normal waiting area, dropping your child/ren off is a sensible measure to avoid public gathering and follow any changes that we put in place for entering and exiting the building. For pre-school parents we ask you to please follow the rules given to you when attending the class.
Many thanks for your support in this most difficult of times. We fully support and understand your decision, if you choose to, to social distance in order to protect your loved ones.
The guidelines are changing daily and any new guidance we receive tomorrow will be updated here.
Well done to Jessica who passed regional grade 4 last weekend in her first 4 piece competition. She came an amazing 21st in the region out of 95 competitors and 14th in the county. Highlights include regional rankings of 7th place on beam, 9th on conditioning and 14th on bars.
Congratulations to everyone from our 2-5 years sessions who achieved their first badges between 15th & 17th January. Our Early Years sessions all achieved their first British Gymnastics Preschool Profiency badge and our Tiny Twisters (Parent & child class) all achieved their British Gymnastics Fundamentals Countryside badge.
This term the children in our early years sessions will be working towards their British Gymnastics Fundamentals Storyland badge & towards our in house awards scheme. Tiny twisters will be working towards our inhouse awards scheme.
During classes (excluding preschool) from 10th-16th January all gymnasts will be invited to take part in a sponsored bounce to raise funds for apparatus refurbishment and upgrades. Each gymnast will bounce for a period of 10 minutes on a variety of apparatus. Sponsor forms are available at reception, please donate generously.
Well done to everyone who took part in our biggest ever Christmas competition on 8th December. Gymnasts of all ages and abilities (beginner to national level gymnasts) competed at the club together, many for the first time. Thanks to our many volunteers who enabled us to make this happen.
A new session for 3, 4 & 5 years will be available from 18th January 2020 on a Saturday morning from 9am-9.45am.
We are also opening up the session which was previously named Cheeky champions to 3, 4 & 5 year olds on a Friday from 4.10-4.55. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a taster session!!
Full info and timings are below for those taking part in our annual in-house Christmas competition which promises to be our biggest and best to date. Huge thanks to Georgie our competition organiser!!!
Please ensure arrival by no later than 8.45 am, doors open at 8.15 am. All gymnasts may wear their own leotards or for recreational level (rec) gymnasts they may wear whatever they normally wear to their weekly gymnastics sessions.
Presentation of medals and awards will be at approximately 12 noon (if not earlier).
The Official British Gymnastics proficiency awards scheme has now been introduced to our recreational & independent preschool classes.
Children will be assessed in our recreational classes once every 10 week term (on week 8 of the term) and on week 4 of every other 4 week term in independent preschool classes (once very 8 weeks). Badges & certificates will be available to purchase at the small additional cost of £3 per level when achieved.
The VPGC Preschool awards scheme will still be in place and monitored alternately to the British Gymnastics awards. The British Gymnastics awards will be replacing our previous awards scheme in recreational classes.
New official Vernon Park Gymnastics T shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces are available to order in adults & children’s sizes for the club for anyone who uses the centre not just our competition squad gymnasts.
Order in the gym by no later than November 19th to guarantee arrival in time for Christmas! Order forms available at reception.
(These will be used at competitions in 2020 for those in competition squads)