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”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
With your continued support of the coffee shop, the club has made £965.60 so far in 2014. All of this money raised will be invested
back into the club's fundraising activities. We look forward to more of those fabulous cakes on Saturdays!
Please remember that the first payment for next terms fees is due by Wednesday 23rd April.
The club has changed the way kit and apparel are ordered, visit the club kit page for full details.
What a fantastic Christmas Display on Sunday 1st December, read the write up and view pictures here
What a scorching open air pool party on Sunday 7th July, the British weather as well as the mood after a great Wimbledon final made for
a fantastic evening. Plenty of sunshine and food to go round for everyone.
The club held its 2013 annual presentation evening on Saturday 29th June, what a fantastic evening. More details will follow including
winners of this years trophies.
Download our March 2013 Issue 1 Newsletter here, this is the
first issue and a termly newsletter will be published.
Thank you to all the gymnasts and parents who attended the club championships, what a fantastic event this was with so many
medal winners. Everything went really well considering this was our first club competition of this size and we appreciated all
of you bearing with us for the slight delays between rounds 2 and 3, it will be slicker next time.
Well done to all the gymnasts taking part, the final results sheets can be downloaded from the website, click on the following
link: 2013 Competition Results
Congratulations to Megan Sheridan, Jessica Laight and Drew Marriott who all passed their ASC course in February.
Take a look at the article on our gymnast Quinn Shaw,
Golden boy Shaw aims to be next Tom Daley
We are still searching for our own premises and need 3500sqft+. If you have any ideas contact
one of the coaches.
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.