Disability Gymnastics

We are keen to support our clubs and partners to become more inclusive and to develop more opportunities for disabled people.

Following the 2016 Paralympic Games where the eyes of the world focussed on the incredible achievements of Paralympic athletes across all sports, we’re proud to announce that we have enlisted seven Disability Gymnastics Ambassadors to act as inspiring role models within Disability Gymnastics. Read their own individual stories below.

Meet our Disability Gymnastics Ambassadors
- pdf Alex Buesnel (208 KB)
- pdf Tiri Hughes (177 KB)
- pdf Skye Swinton (184 KB)
- pdf Natasha Coates (170 KB)
- pdf Ethan Davidson (256 KB)
- pdf Elodie Lambert (251 KB)
- pdf Erin Minto (218 KB)

Our I’M IN Programme offers a range of support to any British Gymnastics clubs and partners who want to get started in disability gymnastics. Through the I’M IN Programme, we offer a number of free disability gymnastics coaching clinics, low level competitions and mentoring support from one of 13 expert disability hub clubs. Clubs can apply for funding to deliver their own discover disability gymnastics taster days to attract more disabled members, and can work towards inclusive accreditation to be recognised for the high quality opportunities they offer for disabled people.

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We have developed a number of resources to support clubs and other partners to develop disability gymnastics, and have made these available below.

Resources

Our Disability Gymnastics Guide is available for you to download from GymNet in Resource Centre > GFA resources > I'm IN/Disability

I’M IN Programme information:
- pdf I’M IN Programme introduction (405 KB)
- pdf Calendar of I'M IN club/coach events (582 KB)

Case Studies:
- pdf Inclusive mainstream vs dedicated disability sessions (492 KB)
- pdf Inclusive venue (333 KB)
- pdf Inclusive accreditation (231 KB)
- pdf Making links with special schools 1 (285 KB)
- pdf Making links with special schools 2 (188 KB)

Support Documents:
- document Inclusive club development action plan (634 KB)
- document Club equality policy template (178 KB)
- pdf Gymnastics specific equality act guidance (219 KB)
- pdf How to word an inclusive statement (215 KB)
- document Example club membership form (154 KB)
- document Additional needs information request (148 KB)
- pdf Inclusive actions for staff role descriptions (185 KB)
- document Disability awareness presentation (193 KB)
- document Participant satisfaction questionnaire (168 KB)
- pdf Disability gymnastics equipment (418 KB)
- document Discover Disability Gymnastics Taster Days funding application (256 KB)
- pdf Disability Gymnastics Conference 2017 (295 KB)

If you have any questions, or would like to hear how we might be able to support you to become more inclusive, please email participation@british-gymnastics.org 

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