Welcome to Gymstarz and Jumpstarz
By Julie Rogers - Gymstarz and Jumpstarz Co-ordinator
On behalf of Gymstarz and Jumpstarz, I am pleased to welcome you to our club's website. The aim of the club is to provide a safe, effective and child friendly environment in which the members can participate in Gymnastics and Trampolining activities under the guidance of appropriately qualified coaches. We operate an open philosophy and welcome the support of parents or guardians. Wherever possible we will enable you to observe training sessions for the last five minutes of each session, provided that it does not contravene our Health and Safety regulations. We also encourage and value parental involvement in the Club. (Please visit the Parent Support Group page on our website for more information).
The members of the club are organised into groups according to their age, gender, ability, experience and individual needs and coaches will be pleased to discuss the training programmes and your child's needs with you. We provide a child centred, coach led programme and will endeavor to help your child develop to their optimum level of performance. Our coaches are all British Gymnastics qualified coaches at the appropriate level and have been screened for their suitability to work with children.
A Welfare officer has been appointed by the club to deal with any child protection/poor practice issues. Her name is Lucy Kirkham and her contact details are on our website under the Parent Support Group page as well as on our notice boards in the centre. Arrangements should be made to escort your child to and from training sessions and events. If you wish your child to leave unescorted then we will need a letter addressed to either myself or the centre manager to allow this to happen. We would appreciate your child arriving and being collected promptly.
Our training times can be found on the classes page of our website or for more information you can contact us, (details found on the contact us page). Participants are required to be apprpriately dressed in gymnastic/trampolining attire, but sensititve discretion within the bounds of reasonable safety, will be shown in particular circumstances.
The club has adopted the British Gymnastics policy for child protection, Health, Safety and Welfare, Equality and Code of Practice and all coaches, officials, members and parents must adhere to these policies.
Please feel free to browse our website and if there is anything we can do for you, then please dont hesitate to phone us or you can fill in the contact us form.
GYMSTARZ AND JUMPSTARZ CO-ORDINATOR