London Gymnastics is pleased to announce that it has made an important step forward in the BG/LG roll out of the new Regional Online Entry system, which is taking place across the English regions in 2015.
London Gymnastics is pleased to have worked with British Gymnastics as a pilot Region and today we opened up the new system for two live competitions (click on the links):
BG and London Gymnastics have worked hard over the last 12 months to adapt the National entry system, to one which will cater for all of our Regional Competitions. I extend my thanks to Catherine Bates who has helped lead the project together with Ben Willcox and the team from BG. Also to Lorna Goddard, MTC Chair & London Open Championship Director – who has been busy in the last few weeks to get the event entry details ready for receiving data.
A pdf New Online Entry System User Guide (1.45 MB) has already been created to help clubs.
Clubs will be the first to experience BG’s upgraded online entry system via the GymNet platform, which some will have already have experienced with entry to National Competitions.
What else do you need to know
London Gymnastics has, after due consideration of the current challenging situation and the welfare of our friends and colleagues, come to the decision that the 2020 AGM and Technical Assemblies will be postponed until July 2021. This decision has not been taken lightly, however, we cannot be sure that the situation will improve over the coming months to allow us to host the 2020 AGM and Technical Assemblies in this calendar year. London Gymnastics will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the annual reports and accounts will be posted on our website on or around 5 June 2020.
All normal business scheduled to take place at the 2020 AGM and Technical Assemblies will be postponed until July 2021 and the three positions of chair that were due for election (regional, rhythmic and GfA) will be held over to July 2021. All 3 incumbents, Ben Murphy the Regional Chairman, Monika Vedrichkova the Rhythmic chair and Kate Fitzgibbon for GfA have agreed to remain in position until July 2021.
Any questions should be directed to the Regional Administrator at [email protected].
Documents are now available below.
2019 London Gymnastics AGM Minutes
2019 Club Grants Reports
2020 London Gymnastics Accounts
2020 London Gymnastics Chairman AGM Report
A new set of recognition awards have been created for 2015, which mark a fundamental change to the way we recognise the achievements of our members.
At the heart of this new awards scheme is a shift of emphasis to reward achievement in a timely fashion.
By this we mean that when our members attain a certain level, they will be rewarded at discipline specific events throughout the year.
As you will see, the system itself is transparent, as we have removed nearly all of the subjectivity to the award nominations and instead we will reward based on what is achieved by our members.
We have streamlined the number of awards being given out, and concentrated on awards that focus on the achievements within the region and less so inside clubs, which we now feel can be catered better by the clubs themselves. So Merit Awards are removed, but are replaced by an exciting new Volunteer Rewards Scheme.
Across Gymnasts, Coaches and Judges, we have standardised the level of awards with a Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum attainment level. From 2015 onwards we are introducing a training grant which will be paid to gymnasts and coaches when they obtain Gold or Platinum level. Amounts may vary year on year, but will be displayed in the digital version of this document on the London Gymnastics website.
In early 2015 we will announce details of our new awards evening that will take place on Saturday 28 November 2015. Details of the format, that will focus on the ‘spectacular’ as a review and recognition of the years achievement will follow.
Throughout the year our TC Chair’s will reward members at specific TC events as soon as members achieve the necessary level as described in the subsequent criteria pages.
To avoid any doubt, we will also be introducing a ‘self-nomination’ form which can be accessed and completed via the London Gymnastics website. Any nominations made will be sent directly to TC Chairs to alert them to an award.
We will keep a central database of awards made throughout the year and we will invite some awards recipients to the annual awards evening.
Further queries can be sent to [email protected]. You can also view the pdf Awards Criteria ( Amended 11/16) (1.05 MB) here.
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.
However, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 Festival will return to the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 9NN on
For information about the festival, please e-mail [email protected].
• A weekend of fun and enjoyment for gymnasts, their coaches, family and friends.
• Gymnastics displays that each last up to 10 minutes by teams from all over the country.
• The age range of the participating gymnasts are from 3 years to over 35 years young.
• The routines are all set to music and include any combination of skills from basic gymnastics through tumbling, vaulting, balances and dance.
• Teams represent various gymnastic disciplines including General Gymnastics, Artistic, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Tumbling, Vaulting, Rhythmic and Disability Gymnastics.
In 1990 at the Regional AGM, Barbara MacDuff was challenged by Mike Swallow, then the chairman of London Gymnastics, to stage a similar event in London to the festivals in Birmingham, Liverpool and Scotland.
From the very beginning the philosophy for the event was established; opportunity for all, enjoyment and being valued. this remains the same today.
So the first London Festival was organised and ran for one day at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Over the years the festival grew to a two day event.
The venue changed and in 1999 moved to Wembley Conference Centre. Hornchurch then hosted for a year, followed by three years at Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Barking. Finally, in 2004, the event came to rest at the Brentwood Centre, as a three day event, complete with a Friday Night Gala Performance.
The London Festival of Gymnastics is more than just gymnastics and dance - it is Theatre on a Sprung Floor and it proves that Gymnastics is Fun for ALL.