The Club hosted and Tutored a Level one in General Gymnastics and also mentored seven volunteers through this course. Four volunteers and coaches also completed the level 1 pre school Exam. Two coaches enrolled on the level 3 men’s Artistic module, one coach completed the level 3 general module. Where required coaches have completed updated safeguarding children course and achieved their certificates. Volunteer coaches assist at the club 4 days a week.
The Club continues to offer a wide range of recreational, competitive and display gymnastics classes throughout the year. The demand continues to grow with a long waiting list. The Club is also used during the day time by a local schools for gymnastics classes. A group from Bonner Primary school were provided with training at their school and 2 days at the club. They competed in the Tower Hamlet school competition for the first time and won. They were selected to represent the borough at the London Youth Games and came 2nd overall. The club also provided 20 taster days for children to come and try out gymnastics and over 100 children took part in these events.
The club hosted the annual club competition with over 200 children taking part on the 18th, 20th & 21st March and 75 medals being awarded. As well as hosting our annual club competition, the Club entered a large number of children in external events including a display team in the London Festival of Gymnastics and external regional and national competitions.
The newly formed Sport Acrobatic Squad took part in the Acro Stars program with the club entering pairs and trios in NDP 1 - 3.
In February there was the Gymfusion festival, Guildford. We took a team combined with the Acrobatic squad, Gold team & some of our recreational gymnasts. For many gymnasts this was their first ever festival.
One of our gymnasts was selected to perform at the Night of Stars, in front of huge crowd at Brentwood leisure centre. Gymnasts had to audition for the part and we picked from a huge, talented selection.
For the first time, in September, we entered two gymnasts into the Elite grades. Both boys did the club extremely proud with one gymnast achieving a bronze medal and the other selected to represent London in the National Finals in Birmingham. Both boys are now involved in the regional Elite training program.
In October, we entered 8 gymnasts from our Bronze and Silver squads in to the UKG championships, all competing at Level 7, the club took home 2 bronze medals and 1 silver medal.
In November, the Gold team represented the club in our first ever team gym competition, the gymnasts did amazing and achieved 5th place.
Unfortunately due to a leaking roof in our venue we had to cancel the Christmas show and close the viewing gallery throughout December. This will be reopened once Hackney has completed the roof repairs.