Welcome & Benefits - British Gymnastics

Welcome & Benefits

Welcome

We are here to help, support and advise you at every stage of your membership, whether you are just getting started or are already involved in this exciting sport.

Membership is vital in ensuring that British Gymnastics can continue to help and support you as a valued member and also positively contribute to the growth of the sport.  Interest in the sport has never been stronger and we are fully committed to helping everyone achieve their full potential.

We are a membership organisation – you are the lifeblood of the sport and we recognise that the gymnastics community continues to develop, grow and be successful through the contribution that you make. If you are excited about the possibilities of gymnastics, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a large and growing community that shares your excitement.

Our pledge to you is that we will work with you to help you achieve your ambitions in gymnastics, whatever they are. In particular, we will:

  • respond constructively to your queries and requests
  • keep communications clear and precise
  • treat you with courtesy, fairness and respect

For more information about British Gymnastics membership and benefits, please contact Customer Support on 0345 129 7129, or email [email protected].

To register your club with BG, please click here

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, 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 Fees

The fee for registering your club with British Gymnastics starts from only £100.  It is calculated on the number of members you had in the previous year and when registering through GymNET the fee should be automatically calculate for you. If you are a new club please contact Customer Support on 0345 129 7129

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 Registration

Whether you are a brand new gymnastics club or you have been active for some time, your annual Club Registration brings you all of the benefits of BG membership in one easy payment. 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.

For your registration to be processed, each club needs to have in place a Club Secretary and a Club Welfare Officer who will require membership to BG. The fees payable, as of 1st Sep 2018, are as follows:

Membership TypeDescriptionAbout you2018/2019 Fees
*Committee members, directors and trustees acting in an overseeing capacity and not involved in day to day activities, do not require individual memberships as they are covered under the club's liability insurance.
Club Officer Ideal for the club secretary The user would choose Club Official £17
Club Administrator Ideal for a general administrator The user would need to select Club Official £17
Welfare Officer Ideal for the club welfare officer The user would choose Welfare Officer £17


The Club Officers will receive all of the benefits associated with Bronze membership.

Once we have received and processed your Registration Fee you will receive a Club Membership Pack containing your official British Gymnastics membership certificate and insurance documentation, plus a range of BG information to help and assist you.

To register your club with BG, please click here

To view our Membership Rules please click here

 

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 will depend on how many members you have in your club. The fees start at £100.

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 Customer Support
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 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 Gymnast member for the rest of the membership year.

Q. What payment methods are available to me for the club registration?
A. Payment for club 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 Gymnet. 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.
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