2-5 Years Sessions Badges (January)

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.

Sponsored Bounce

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.

VPGC Christmas Competition 2019

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.

New 3-5 Years Sessions!!

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 vernonparkpreschoolgymnastics@outlook.com for more info or to book a taster session!!

Christmas Competition Timings & Info

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).

New Awards Schemes for Recreational & Preschool Classes!!!

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)

New coaches & gymnasts

We’d like to welcome back Jemma Naylor who has returned to the club as a coach and her sister gymnast Holly Naylor who will be part of the 4 piece squad. We’d also like to welcome gymnast Charlotte Wells who has joined the 4 piece squad.

Top: Holly Naylor English Gold, Silver & Bronze Championships 2015 competing for Vernon Park GC (Rachel, Becky & Hannah in background)

Bottom: Jemma Naylor English Gold, Silver & Bronze Championships 2015 competing for Vernon Park GC

North West 4 Piece Championships 2019

The annual regional 4 piece championships were held in Wigan last weekend. This years event was huge with over 300 gymnasts competing from across the North West.

Our gymnasts once again performed beautifully in this tough event. Highlights included Gabrielle Pastore: 6th place overall, Lila Norton: 2nd beam, 4th overall, Lucy Beattie: 2nd floor, Georgina Drury: 4th on vault & floor, 2nd on beam, 6th overall, Imogen Rayner 4th on bars.

Congratulations to Bella Mostyn, Grace Jardine & Jessica Haslam as this was their first time competing at regional 4 piece level and to everyone who competed over the weekend.

Smarties Swindle 2019


The rules are simple:

  • Ask for a free tube of smarties
  • Eat them and……….
  • Return your named tube filled with coins (rolled up notes fit nicely too!)
  • We will then issue you with another tube and you start again!
  • Prizes for the most money collected

Previously all proceeds went towards the extension of the club and the building of our foam pits. We now have a superb facility to train in but we still need to repair & replace existing equipment. Please join in with our easiest fundraiser.