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Cotswold Gymnastics Club is a friendly recreational gymnastics club for all ages and abilities, ranging from pre-school to adult. The club has been established for 30 years and trains at Deer Park School in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, currently having more than 350 active members. A wide range of gymnastics disciplines are offered, including women’s artistic, men’s artistic, pre-school, FreeG, MYClub, choreography, general gymnastics and has recently registered for ‘I’m In’. Our ethos is to increase access to gymnastics for adults and children of all ages and ability, across multiple disciplines, satisfying the demand we have in the local area "making gymnastics fun for all”.

Latest News

  • Don't forget that our annual presentation evening is on Saturday 20th September at Cirencester Deer Park School in the main hall. The event is open to all gymnasts and their families and there will be a disco, bar, raffle, presentation of awards and this year we are introducing the fish and chip supper, there are other options available and food is included in the price of the ticket.

    To ensure that everyone gets their preferred meal on the night we would like to encourage everyone to buy their tickets as soon as possible. We have to provide numbers to our fish and chip man by end of day on Saturday 13th September in readiness for the event, so when buying your presentation evening tickets, we will ask about your preferred food for the night.

    Tickets will be on sale between gymnastics sessions in the gym atrium on Monday 8th September, Wednesday 10th September, Friday 12th September and Saturday 13th September

    Also , if you have not yet returned your club trophy from 2013, please could we ask that these are returned urgently in order to allow the coaches to prepare for this years nominations.

    We look forward to seeing you all at the presentation evening.
  • Gymnastics sessions started again from Friday 5th September, we are looking forward to seeing you all. Details of gymnast's sessions will have been provided in your fees letters, if you have not received a fees letter please email membership@cotswoldgymnastics.co.uk
  • The end of the 2014 summer term saw the clubs first ever Freestyle squad competition.

    Gymnasts competed in two brand new events, the Freestyle vault and a timed ‘gymkhana’ run. Freestyle vault treats a vault block as an obstacle which gymnasts ‘speed’, ‘dash’ or ‘kong’ their way over, showing style, technique and ease for marks out of 10. There are deductions for mistakes and bonus points for ‘double kongs’, somersaults and entry/exit moves added.

    Our custom setup ‘gymkhana’ run uses the whole floor area with different level obstacles, blocks and ramps for vaults, rolls and transitions as well as clear floor space for martial arts inspired moves such as 540 kicks and butterfly twists. Soft padded walls allowed several of our freestylers to do vertical palm spins and wall flips. Gymnasts are given 60 seconds to showcase their skills!

    The results ...

    1st Gymkhana: Luke Campbell 2nd Gymkhana: Charlie Leach 3rd Gymkhana: Ollie Gray

    1st Freestyle Vault: Luke Campbell 2nd Freestyle Vault: Gus Binnersley 3rd Freestyle Vault: Ollie Gray

    For more information on Freestyle, click here
  • Well done to all the gymnasts who took part in our fantastic club championships on Saturday 19th July. The whole day was spectacular with so many of you taking home medals and certificates, showing off your talent in front of your friends and families. We would like to thank everyone who also supported this event with so many stalls and other activities to take part in, this raising a massive amount of money towards our fundraising activities, a final amount will be posted on the website in the coming days...

    Results for the competition can be downloaded here Club Championships 2014 Results

    A hair raising amount of money was donated for "Fell The Forrest" where Forrest Fry, yes you all know him as the gymnast with the big hair, had his golden locks shaved off if a target of £100 was reached. The club well exceeded this target and the Forrest was felled. A link to the Fell The Forrest video for will be on the website shortly...
  • A 30th anniversary club t-shirt is available, anybody who wishes to buy one can get them from Prints and Threads as per the details on the club kit page
  • Well done to those of you who competed in the Gloucestershire levels recently, results are available on the following link Gloucestershire Levels Results 2014.pdf
  • Don't forget that gymnastics sessions are now finished until early September. Have a great summer!
  • The club has changed the way kit and apparel are ordered, visit the club kit page for full details.
  • Don't forget the Xmas Display 2013 DVD is on sale now in the atrium when the cafe is open.
  • For those of you who are not aware the club is now running a 100 club with a monthly and annual prize draw. Ticket sales have now reached 60 and our first club prize winner in April was Nicky Pugh, well done!
  • If you are able to spare some time to the club on a Saturday, whilst waiting for your gymnasts or otherwise, we are looking for more volunteers to help with the cafe, administration of fundraising activities, kit selling, 100 club tickets, etc. Please email us at committee@cotswoldgymnastics.co.uk for more details about how you could help.
  • Splash party - we will be announcing the date for our annual Splash party shortly, don't miss this event.


Premise and Fundraising Update

As most of you will know, the club recently applied to British Gymnastics for funding towards the club's own premises. Unfortunately on this occasion we were up against many other clubs with very limited funding available and were not able to gain a slice of the funding at this time. BG's feedback was that we had a great application and the club has all the potential to meet its objectives of its own home and that they will support us going forwards. There are many other opportunities for funding that we will be applying for in the coming weeks and months, if anyone is able to support the club with this or knows of funding the club can apply for, then please email us at fundraising@cotswoldgymnastics.co.uk

It is not only funding that will make our own premises successful, we are also seeking sponsorship from local companies and will need support from tradesmen and volunteers when everything goes ahead. If you or your company are able to help out in any way please let the club committee know.

With an increased focus on achieving this goal of the clubs own premises, we are setting up a fundraising committee to assist the Club in the application of grants, identifying sources of funding and organising numerous events throughout the year. We are looking for more volunteers to join the fundraising committee to help plan and organise fundraising activities, along with a fundraising chairperson to develop and lead the execution of our fundraising strategy. If you have what it takes to chair this team, are interested in being on the committee or helping in any way, please email committee@cotswoldgymnastics.co.uk

We have plans afoot for all members, families and friends to celebrate our 30th year, with some of our fundraising effort being centred around this special anniversary. There are already many fundraising initiatives planned over the coming months, so please look out for them and support as much as possible in any way that you can.


Important Notes

  • WE REMIND PARENTS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CHILDREN ARE PICKED UP ON TIME FROM THEIR SESSION. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL OCCASIONS RECENTLY WHERE PARENTS HAVE BEEN LATE IN COLLECTING THEIR CHILDREN. IT IS A CLEAR REQUIREMENT OF OUR POLICIES THAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE COLLECTED FROM THE GYM ON TIME, COACHES ARE UNABLE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CHILD OUTSIDE SESSION TIMES.
  • Please can you ensure any money that comes into the gym for Tickets, badges certificates etc comes in an envelope with details of what it is for. THANK YOU.