There's less than three weeks to go until the British Gymnastics National Awards, which take place at Birmingham Town Hall on 26th January, 2019. The evening will recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements of the most inspirational people within our gymnastics community.
The National Club Award is one of the awards presented on the evening and recognises a club which shows commitment and passion for gymnastics, and provides quality and enjoyable experiences for their members through developing innovative ways to grow and improve the club. These clubs deliver British Gymnastics programmes and initiatives.
Here's some more information on each of the final three club's nominated for this award.
Since launching 11 years ago, AAAsports have continued to grow, with over 1,000 members now registered to the club. They are currently the North region club with the most registered British Gymnastics members, a title they are determined to keep.
The club have provided legacy days, where coaches visit primary schools, inspiring children and creating links between the club and schools. From this, regular school clubs and curriculum classes have been set up. The club are known for their inclusivity, and often receive requests for assistance in this area.
The club have hosted a number of events throughout the year with over 2,500 children taking part in 2018. They also have an Academy which offers open days for the local community, raising funds for good causes.
Based in Northumberland, DC Gymnastics is the first professionally managed dedicated gymnastics centre in the region, with the club continuing to provide gymnasts with the opportunity to experience the sport.
The club offers multiple disciplines including tumbling, general gymnastics, FreeG, TeamGym, disability gymnastics and more, and this year entered more than 20 gymnasts into GymFusion events across the country. There has also been the development of competition squads in tumbling, women's artistic and general gymnastics disciplines.
Another positive is the strong links that have been made with local schools and nurseries, allowing even more people to pass through their doors. Receiving new enquiries on a regular basis, the positive feedback they receive is testament to what they do in the community.
Pegasus Gymnastics Club
With over 1,600 members, Pegasus Gymnastics Club continue to excel at all levels, from recreational, right through to elite. Having moved into a bigger facility four years ago, the club has grown from 350 members, and now has a large workforce and a strong club structure. Their dedication to providing opportunities for members stretches right across the disciplines.
The club has set up links with local schools, they have arranged Key Step competitions for schools, made local authority links, created partnerships with organisations working with disadvantaged youths, social housing and volunteering, and have made links with disability sport providers and health professionals.
The winner will be announced on the evening, taking place on 26th January, 2019. A huge congratulations to all of our nominees.