British Gymnastics (BG) is the UK National Governing Body for the sport of Gymnastics. It is a not for profit organisation dedicated to developing levels and quality of provision across a range of disciplines.
One of the world’s first sports governing bodies, BG was founded in 1888 as the British Amateur Gymnastics Association and is a member of the World Governing Body for Gymnastics (FIG), the European Governing Body (UEG), the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).
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.
Interest in the sport has never been stronger. Hundreds of thousands of young gymnasts enjoy the sport in the school environment, take part in the recreational sessions offered at many leisure centres, and enjoy membership of British Gymnastics registered clubs that offer a complete development pathway from beginner through to Olympian. Mission
To meet and exceed stakeholder expectations by enabling members, staff and volunteers to build the quality of provision across the UK and ensure that every individual with an interest in or talent for gymnastics can realise their potential. Objectives
To establish the UK as a leading gymnastic nation by providing:
- world class gymnast development programmes
- effective competition structures
- best practice coach, judge, teacher and volunteer education programmes
- strong club development and support packages
- cost effective services and support
- a UK wide voice