Following the updated Government advice of 16th March, British Gymnastics last night released a statement cancelling all National events until 30th June 2020 (see full statement here). English Gymnastics can confirm that, with immediate effect, the following English Gymnastics organised events up to 30th June 2020 will also be cancelled:
• MAG/WAG English Championships 2020 : Redbridge
• TRA/DMT Qualification Series 1 2020 : Gillingham
• Key Step Forward Competition (English Schools) 2020 : Fenton Manor
• TRA/DMT Qualification Series 2 2020 : Telford
• English Silver TUM Championships 2020 : Telford
For the time being, English Gymnastics will carry on with other routine activities such as Board Meetings, Squad Training Camps etc.
Safety is our Number One Priority
Considering the latest Government advice, we believe it is the right decision to cancel all English Gymnastics events. We must put our English Clubs, their members and staff first. It was, however, necessary to wait for British Gymnastics to publish their advice last night before we could move on the actions in relation to our events.
We understand and share the disappointment of everyone involved and affected by this decision. Our principal concern is with the health and wellbeing of our gymnasts, their families, staff, volunteers, officials, coaches and supporters.
For those clubs who have already made payment for entry, a refund will be paid at the earliest convenience. Please have patience with us as we reconcile monies received from British Gymnastics before we can provide a refund. The EGA Admin Manager, Jan Charlton, will contact Clubs over the next few days to confirm bank details and we will try to expedite the refunds as quickly as possible.
Current Entries in the BG Entry System
As mentioned above, all completed entries for competitions which have now been cancelled (MAG/WAG English Championships and the TRA/DMT Qualification Series 1) will be paid a refund direct from English Gymnastics.
Ticket Refund Policy
For anyone who has already purchased tickets for the MAG/WAG English Championships via Gymdata, refunds will be issued in due course. For any enquiries, please contact Gymdata direct (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Future English Gymnastics Events Programme
We can only hope that the Coronavirus passes soon enough that we can commence our gymnastics events from July onwards, but we will provide updates on this as required.
Finally, on a personal note, this has been an extremely trying time for the gymnastics community. I know only too well from the feedback from clubs over the last week, the challenges you are facing. I also know that one of the biggest reasons gymnastics survives, is because we are an amazing community. Now is the time to help one another. Reach out and speak to your neighbouring clubs and see if you can become stronger together.
Please listen to the advice being issued by British Gymnastics and the Government and stay safe.
Please send any further enquiries to email@example.com.
Chairman of English Gymnastics