WELCOME

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 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.

Latest News

  • 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.


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.