On 9th and 10th June British Gymnastics held it's 3rd National Club Conference. The weekend was a great success with over 100 attendees from various clubs and leisure providers across the country. Many thanks to all the exhibitors and sponsors who contributed to the weekend. There was a great variety of workshops and 3 drop in sessions available for delegates to attend across the weekend, all of which were aimed to help develop their gymnastics club. A huge thanks to all the tutors for delivering and involving themselves with these.
The national awards were held on Saturday 9th June with over 300 attendees from various gymnastic clubs and leisure providers. 13 awards were presented throughout the night, a huge thank you to the presenters and those that sponsored an award. British Gymnastics would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for their continued hard work and support to British Gymnastics.
(Winners in bold)
Young Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognises a young person over the age of 14 and under 19 who has volunteered their time and enthusiasm to help others enjoy gymnastics.
Award of Merit
This award recognises devoted and praiseworthy service to BG and gymnastics for a minimum of seven years.
Roger Castle MBE
Nik Stuart Honorary Life Member
This award recognises distinguished service to BG and gymnastics for a minimum of ten years.
Service to Gymnastics in the Community Award
This award recognises an individual who has made a positive contribution to gymnastics through their work on behalf of the country, region, county or club.
Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognises a volunteer whose contribution to their club is invaluable.
Alex Strachan Award
This award recognises a member of the BG staff who has worked, outside of their paid employment, towards the advancement of the sport and development of links with other bodies or organisations, and who have provided a service to the organisation ‘above and beyond the call of duty’.
This award recognises an organisation or individual who has played a crucial role in providing opportunities for students to take part in the sport of gymnastics.
Frank Edmonds Trophy
This award is presented to an individual who, as a volunteer, has gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ for gymnastics.
Club of the Year Award
This award recognises clubs that have made an outstanding contribution within their community, by promoting and developing gymnastics to a wider audience.
Rathgael Gymnastics & Tumbling Club
Richmond Gymnastics Association
Kingston Trampoline Academy
Honorary Life Vice President
Awarded for outstanding and exceptional service to the Association. Restricted to individuals who have served in an honorary capacity as an Elected Officer of the Association at UK level, or who have made a major contribution to the affairs of the Association, for a minimum of fifteen years.
BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year
The award was introduced in 2005, to mark the BOA’s Centenary Year and the success of London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games. The BOA presented a trophy to each of the 33 summer and winter Olympic sports for them to award on an annual basis to their top Olympic athlete of the year.
Outstanding Athlete of the Year
This award recognises an individual from the BG High Performance programmes who has produced outstanding International results during the last twelve months.
Outstanding Coach of the Year
This award recognises a coach from the BG High Performance programmes who has produced outstanding International results, through their Athletes, during the last twelve months.
Photos of the awards from British Gymnastics’ official photographer Alan Edwards are available by clicking here.