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Gymnastics

British Gymnastics

Contact Email
information@british-gymnastics.org

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Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

European TeamGym Championships

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - Sat, 20 Oct 2018

Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - Sat, 03 Nov 2018

World Gymnaestrada 2019

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 - Sat, 13 Jul 2019

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.

Benefits

  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Concentration

Costs

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

Facts

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

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

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

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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.

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England
  • NWL LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA