Club Membership Benefits
British Gymnastics is here to help – we support great clubs.
We are committed to working with clubs to ensure that all involved in the sport can realise their potential and demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Registration with BG provides much more than insurance (Link to Insurance Centre) You will also have access to a wide range of support services.
Membership fees enable British Gymnastics to be able to deliver valuable, worthwhile membership benefits to you and your gymnasts. Being part of the British Gymnastics community gives you access to:
Club Registration Fee
The fee for registering your club with British Gymnastics is only £100. A saving of £25 can be made by any Club holding the GymMark Accreditation, and another saving of £25 can be made simply by registering your members online. For more information on online registration or attaining GymMark accreditation, please contact Membership Services on 0845 129 7129 ext. 2395.
Our commitment to you
We are committed to supporting you in your success. Our key objectives are to:
• assist and encourage all those interested in the sport
• share and develop best practice
• encourage environments that are safe and fun for all
• provide effective club support and development
• provide access to professional advice and support
• provide opportunities to perform and compete
• promote our sport and inform the community
• attract funding for key plans and initiatives
|Club Benefits Guide|
|Comprehensive Insurance Package including:
Directors and Officers Liability
Libel and Slander
Up to £15 million
Up to £15 million
Up to £15 million
Up to £10 million
Up to £5 million
Up to £5 million
|Legal Expenses||Up to £50,000|
|Legal Help Line||Unlimited free access|
|Right to enter Gymnasts into BG & Affiliate Competitions & Festivals||•|
|The Gymnast Magazine (Online)||•|
|BGScore Judgecam videos||•|
|'I am BG' Member Benefits*||•|
|BG Certificate and Banner||•|
|GymMark Decal (for Accredited clubs)||•|
|Employer CRB Checks||Discounted by £5.00 for current Members|
|Listing on 'Find a Club' on BG website||•|
|Access to Professional Advice and Support:
Welfare and Child Protection
Health and Safety
* Keep an eye out for a range of BG benefits released to clubs throughout the membership year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is there a club registration fee?
A.In addition to access to a range of advice and support covering best practice in development, education, safeguarding and access to competition and festival structures, registration also provides the club, its officers, employees and volunteers with liability insurance cover for their activities should they be faced with legal claims as a result of their actions or decisions. In addition BG represents the sport and its clubs with government agencies and international federations.
Q. What does a club have to pay to register with BG?
A. The club registration fee has been held at £100 and is discounted by 25% for clubs registering their members online and a further 25% for clubs having attained GymMark accreditation.
Q. What is BG doing to assist clubs at a local level?
A. BG development teams offer support to clubs and their workforce and assist in providing opportunities to participate in competitions, festivals and displays. They can link clubs to a range of partners, advise on access to funding and provide guidance on club development, GymMark accreditation and facility planning and improvement.
Q. What is the club registration process?
A. There are 3 stages in the club registration process:
1 You register your basic details including nominated club officers and gymnasts (minimum of 10)
2 The funds for the above are received and processed by Membership Services
3 You have your registration confirmed in writing and your Employer Liability and Registration Certificates are sent out with the club registration pack.
Q. What types of bronze membership can I offer new recreational members?
A. When a new gymnast attends your club, your insurance cover includes 2 'taster' sessions, enabling them to get a feel for what gymnastics has to offer without committing to full membership. They can then join as a Bronze member for the rest of the membership year. In addition to the full Bronze membership we do also have a 6-week temporary membership available which can be upgraded to full membership at the end of the temporary period by paying the difference between the temporary and the full year fee.
Q. What payment methods are available to me for club and member registration?
A. Payment for club and member registration can be made by debit/credit card via our secure online payment process, by BACS, by cheque and by invoice. Paying online provides immediate registration and membership, and uses the information already stored within BGymnet. Payment by cheque requires you to provide details of the members covered by the cheque. Please note that we can only raise invoices against an official Purchase Order and that these are subject to 30 days payment terms.
Q. What are recognised activities and environments?
A. Our insurance policy covers clubs, coaches, gymnasts and officers involved in delivering recognised activities in recognised environments. For a definition, please click here.