What is GymMark?
The GymMark Scheme has been developed by British Gymnastics (BG), in partnership with Sport England and the Home Country Sports Councils. Its purpose is to provide recognition for clubs that are committed to providing quality experiences, encouraging young people to take up sport, whilst focusing on improving their talent and maintaining a life long participation in sport. GymMark has helped clubs to grow and develop, improving membership numbers and levels of performance.
What does it mean to your club?
Gaining GymMark accreditation means that your club is recognised by British Gymnastics and their partners as a safe, effective and child friendly club, providing a service in the community that children and young people, their parents/carers and others with a passion for Gymnastics can trust.
The foundation of most clubs is its youth structure, so by attracting and encouraging young members we can help you develop the sport by improving gymnasts and developing a quality workforce.
Acquiring GymMark demonstrates the confidence and commitment that British Gymnastics and Sport England have in your club, which will not only maintain existing members but hopefully attract new.
How Do I Apply
Are you a BG Registered club? Great, that’s the first step.
The scheme is free of charge, plus there is a 25% discount on club registration subject to GymMark status. Additional to this GymMark will provide other benefits to your club including an increased likelihood of receiving external funding, occasional discounts and inclusion in promotional activities.
1. Download a GymMark Registration Form Click Here
2. Complete and return to British Gymnastics (GymMark)
3. On receipt we will send you all the necessary information you will need, plus your local Development Officer will contact you to arrange a meeting to guide and support you through the GymMark process.
BG has adopted five modules through which clubs can achieve GymMark
2. Training and Events Programme
3. Duty of Care and Child protection
4. Sports Equity and Ethics
Once your club has registered its intention to work towards GymMark, a CD containing all relevant resources will be sent to you (Club Development Support Pack). This will contain supporting information and templates, all very useful in assisting you through the GymMark process.
By using the GymMark Criteria Checklist and Assessment Form for Clubs, together with the Club Support Pack resource, your club will be able to build up and complete the required evidence file.
Through using the workforce matrix clubs are able to plot their staff against the roles and training required for GymMark. To download the Workforce Matrix please click here.
As a GymMark club, what can British Gymnastics offer you:
Be a Part of the GymMark Community SAFE, EFFECTIVE and CHILD FRIENDLY clubs
Contact: Kate Davies (GymMark Administrator) 0845 1297 129 extension 2339