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What is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is an acrobatic sport which requires strength, agility and co-ordination.

Gymnastics covers many different disciplines.

All are skilled and challenging and require physical strength, agility and co-ordination. Under the overall description of gymnastics lie the individual disciplines and activities of:

  • Men's artistic Gymnastics (includes high bar, parallel bars, rings, floor, vault and pommel horse)
  • Women's Artistic gymnastics (includes uneven bars, beam, floor and vault)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics

British Gymnastics provides a national directive and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success.

Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills.


  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Concentration


Whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels or hanging from monkey bars, you can work on your gymnastics for free!


  • Team GB won 4 medals in the artistic gymnastics at London 2012.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicestershire County Council


    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
  • Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
  • Rutland County Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Equality Standard
    Melton Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • East Midlands Platform