British Gymnastics
22nd July 2013

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British Gymnastics is set to officially launch freestyle gymnastics under a new name - FreeG.

FreeG is the new brand created for the dynamic activity of freestyle gymnastics, which fuses traditional gymnastic and acrobatic tricks, with kicks and leaps made famous through martial arts and brought to worldwide attention by festival performers and stunt actors.

FreeG has been designed by British Gymnastics to help clubs and leisure centres retain gymnasts within the sport. FreeG captures the power and explosive nature of freestyle activities in sport and brings them indoors. Performed on a range of purpose built equipment with associated training techniques, FreeG takes freestyle trick learning to a whole new level.

On the 23rd July, FreeG will be officially launched at the City of Preston Gymnastics Club. Local and national media are set to attend the day to find out more about this expressive and fast growing activity. Local gymnasts from the club will take part in demonstrations where Olympic and European medallist Max Whitlock will join the launch to share his view on what makes FreeG the most exciting gymnastics activity around.



Website
British Gymnastics has created a new micro site www.freegfreedom.co.uk dedicated to the promotion of FreeG. The site includes all you need to know about this exciting new Gymnastics for All activity. Browse the site to find your local freestyle club, watch trick tutorial videos and interact with others on the FreeG twitter wall @FreeGFreedom.

Coaches
FreeG is an expressive and fast growing activity that requires keen and motivated coaches to provide a fun and safe movement experience. Why not extend your coaching expertise to include the skills and know-how to lead FreeG sessions and add a new and fresh activity to your club? Coach education opportunities (in the form of freestyle add-on modules/courses)  are available now to assist those interested in leading this exciting new activity.

Equipment
Continental Sports, in conjunction with British Gymnastics is pleased to announce the arrival of an exciting new range of dedicated freestyle equipment – ModuBlox for FreeG, designed exclusively with gymnastics clubs in mind. The new equipment is specifically designed for FreeG activity and built using a flexible, modular block approach to suit any gym. ModuBlox provide a fixed FreeG equipment solution. A range of movable items are also available in the form of walls, blocks and linking apparatus. All equipment is available now for purchase, direct from Continental. To assist your club, four dedicated FreeG equipment starter packages have been developed.

Bursary
British Gymnastics in conjunction with Sport England is pleased to provide affiliated clubs with an opportunity to apply for funding to purchase dedicated FreeG equipment through Continental. A funding pool of £150,000 is available via a competitive application process that is now open and closes on the 31st August 2013.

Those clubs with a qualified Freestyle coach, have immediate access to use the new FreeG brand, made available through the Resource Centre in GymNET.

If you want to learn more about this fantastic new Gymnastics for All activity, visit www.freegfreedom.co.uk 

FreeG – Release your freedom!