There’s less than a week to go until the achievements of some of the most inspirational people in our gymnastics community are recognised and celebrated at the 2020 National Awards.
Taking place at The International Centre, Telford, on Saturday 25th, one of the awards on the night will be the National Club Award.
This year, there will be two clubs recognised; one that has under 250 members and one with over 250 members. These awards recognise British Gymnastics affiliated clubs that provide a quality and enjoyable experience for their members.
Congratulations to all of the nominees, and good luck for the evening.
National Club Award – Under 250 Members
Sparta Trampoline Club
Based in Glasgow, Sparta Trampoline Club provides trampolining classes to members of all ages and abilities. The club formed in 2015 and since then has grown from strength to strength, gaining charitable status in 2016 and moving into a dedicated facility in February 2019. Sparta has strong links with the charity, Glasgow Life, and has been an integral part of the Energise-HR initiative, empowering girls in the area to get active in sport. Internally the club has made a number of developments to help their competitive gymnasts including sports psychology support and strength and conditioning training.
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club
Situated just outside the town centre, Weston is a family run club with a strong background in aerobic gymnastics. The club has a record of excellence in the discipline having won numerous medals at regional, national and international championships. Eight of their gymnasts are currently part of the British squad and earlier this year a number of them represented Great Britain at the European Games in Minsk, Belarus. As well as aerobic gymnastics, the club runs recreational gymnastics classes for all ages and abilities, hosts inter-school gymnastics competitions and welcomes a local free running group to use its facilities.
Stevenage Sports Acrobatic Club (SSAC)
SSAC is a community club that caters for gymnasts of all levels and abilities. Operating out of a local school, the club is run four days a week and regularly enters teams of gymnasts into regional and national competitions. The club also has an active Leadership Academy that has helped develop a number of young leaders into coaches at the club. The club is regularly invited to perform at local festivals and in schools, and also helps the community by running the county championships for Hertfordshire.
National Club Award – Over 250 Members
Valleys Gymnastics Academy
Valleys Gymnastics Academy is a voluntary run club that operates across four local authorities in Wales - Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Merthyr Tydfil - and engages with 2,800 children every week. The club is part of numerous community projects, working with organisations including Street Games, Sport Wales and Welsh Gymnastics, to engage people into gymnastics. The club also runs several annual recreational gymnastics competitions, involving 400+ gymnasts aged five plus.
Canterbury Gymnastics Club (CGC)
With over 700 members, Canterbury Gymnastics Club has grown exponentially since moving to its purpose-built facility four years ago. The club offers recreational and competitive opportunities and runs a successful Leadership Academy. CGC also has links with a number of schools and operates a satellite club in Folkestone. In addition to this, the club helps students at university who are studying for their degrees.
Prime Acrobatics has experienced a rapid growth in members over the last three years and currently welcomes 1,750 gymnasts through its doors. They offer a wide range of activities across several disciplines as well as circus arts, to members as young as two up to adults. The club helps to support members that require extra financial help by providing bursaries and runs classes for children who require additional needs. They also host education courses for the region.