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Acrobatic Gymnastics

Each year the Acro Technical Committee produces its handbook, and 2016 is no different.

Our new website makes it easier than ever to quickly find the information you need about our competition programme. However, the handbook is the one file that contains all the information brough together into one place. You can download it using the link below and print it as needed. Any revisions throughout the year will be noted on this page with the latest version available to download.

 Acro Handbook 2016
FIG Rules (including Code of Points)

Competition dates will be adhered to where possible, however, these may be changed if they clash with unpublished National events.

Latest Event Information
For latest event information including Entry Forms, Rules and Results can be found on the Find an Event link.
 
Supplementary Links
pdf London's qualified judges (129 KB)
pdf General Competition Rules & Regulations (318 KB)
pdf Acro competition rules & entry forms (390 KB)
pdf Tumbling competition rules & entry forms (274 KB)
pdf Code of Conduct (257 KB)
pdf Club Contacts (299 KB)
pdf Acrobatic Sets (1.19 MB) (NEW)
pdf Novice Acro Programme 2013 (130 KB) (NEW)

document Acro Stars Croydon Entry Form (85 KB)  (NEW FOR 2013)
document Shooting Stars Croydon Entry Form (89 KB)  (NEW FOR 2014)

London acrobats are amongst the most successful in the country. 

We have a large team of dedicated and highly gifted coaches who enable gymnasts to fulfil their potential in this exciting sport. It is always a joy to watch acrobatic gymnasts, and I am pleased to say that its popularity is growing in London.  Year on year more clubs offer acrobatic gymnastics and more coaches are qualified in this discipline.

January 2013 saw tumbling split from acrobatics to join the trampoline technical committee. This is a loss to the discipline, but we will continue to run the novice Tumble League as we believe that it complements our programme for young gymnasts. We will also endeavour to continue our regional squad coaching programme, with opportunities to travel abroad representing both the region and the country.

The Acrobatic and Tumbling Gymnastics Technical Committees are made up of a dedicated team of volunteers who serve on the committee for a period of three years. The Chairman is the only elected position, with the rest of the positions being by appointment of the Chairman.

ACROBATIC

Chairman
Christine Brockbank
Tel: 01483 224971 / (m) 07984 626119
E-mail: [email protected]

Treasurer
Carol Bailey
Tel: 020 8783 0633
E-mail: [email protected]

Secretary
Karen Edney
Tel: 020 8549 2798
Email: [email protected]

Committee Members
Nicola Burrows
E-mail: [email protected]

Vicky Gibbons
E-mail: [email protected]

Jo Little
E-mail: [email protected]

Andy MacDuff
E-mail: [email protected]

Salme Naylor
E-mail: [email protected]

Michelle Nevils
E-mail: [email protected]

Scott Patterson
E-mail: [email protected]

TUMBLING

Chairman
Christine Brockbank
Tel: 01483 224971 / (m) 07984 626119
E-mail: [email protected]

Treasurer
Carol Bailey
Tel: 020 8783 0633
E-mail: [email protected]

Secretary
Karen Edney
Tel: 020 8549 2798
Email: [email protected]

Committee Members
Kath Small
Email: [email protected]

Kay Ongley
Email: [email protected]

Jo Little
Email: [email protected]

Michelle Nevills
Email: [email protected]

Rob Small
Email: [email protected]

Peter Pearson
Email [email protected]


Please note: Where possible please try and use the contact details above if you have any issue or query related to a particular topic. May we remind coaches that parents should under no circumstances make direct contact with any of the committee members. Any comments from parents should be directed through a coach at the club.

Acrobatic Gymnastics is a combination of choreography and complex acrobatic skills performed in partnership, by both males and females

Acrobatic Gymnastics is a modern and artistic discipline, which requires an extraordinary amount of courage and skill within each partnership. Acrobatic routines are choreographed to music and presented on a 12 X 12 metre sprung floor surface. It is an expressive discipline and provides gymnasts with a stage on which to shine.

In official competitions, Acrobatic Gymnastics offers five different possibilities of partnerships:

  • Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Pairs
  • Women’s Group (3 gymnasts)
  • Men’s Groups (4 gymnasts)

Gymnasts demonstrate strength, agility, flexibility, balance and acrobatic skills. The results are spectacular, intricate balances, exciting multiple somersaults and twisting somersaults with partners being pitched and caught.

Each routine presented in competition is up to 2 minutes in length and must include a number of required collective and individual elements of three different types: static (balance), dynamic, and combined.

The combined routine presents elements from both the dynamic and the static routines.

Great Britain is one of the most respected nations of the world in Acrobatic Gymnastics and has achieved success at World and European level with medals in all categories.

The London Acrobatic Technical Committee coordinates a range of regional activities including regional training, coaching clinics and competitions. The London competition programme ranges from Novice to Regional level in both acrobatics and Novice tumbling, leading into the National and International Competition Programme set by BG and FIG.

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