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Important Statement - Competitions and Events Cancelled up to July 2020

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Important Statement
Competitions and Events Cancelled up to July 2020

Unfortunately, we have decided that we have no option other than to cancel all West Midlands gymnastics events and activities until the end of June 2020. 

With immediate effect, as of today - 17th March 2020, West Midlands Gymnastics will cancel all forthcoming regional activities until the 30th of June, 2020.  This includes competitions and events across all disciplines.   Furthermore, it is our recommendation that you consider whether it is advisable to continue to organise interclub club invitational events over this period.  

Safety should always be paramount. 

We heard yesterday from the Government that that we are moving into a new phase of the Coronavirus Pandemic with their new recommendations.   The advice is that we should reduce unnecessary travel, avoid gatherings and reduce social contact.  This has meant that it would therefore be very unwise to run any West Midlands Gymnastics Events during the next few months.  We must put the health our gymnastics community and their families first. 

We felt that it was necessary to wait for British Gymnastics to publish their advice before publishing our own regional action plan.  We understand and share the disappointment of everyone involved and who might be affected by this decision, but our principal concern is the health and well-being of our gymnasts, clubs and their families.
Entry Fee Refunds
For those clubs who have already made payment for entry to a competition or event, a refund will be paid at the earliest convenience.  Please have patience with us as we need to reconcile the funds received from BG before we can provide a refund.   We will contact you in the near future to confirm details of how this will be done.  
The Future
The West Midlands AGA Executive Committee and Technical Committees will continue to review this situation.  We can only hope that the Coronavirus Pandemic will be under control in the very near future and that we can get back to running some regional gymnastics events later in the year.
Good luck to you all and your gymnasts and their families.
Best wishes
Mike Weinstock - West Midland Regional Chair.

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