What We Do - British Gymnastics

What We Do

The staff at British Gymnastics are passionate about doing the best they can for Gymnastics. The 8 teams and their functions can be seen on the organisational chart which can be downloaded here. We all work towards common goals from the Strategic Plan; however, below we have provided a whistle stop tour of what each team does.

Technical & Education

The Education team deliver high quality and inspirational education opportunities for coaching, judging and volunteering in gymnastics. Investment is made in the provision of relevant and progressive learning experiences by way of formal qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that will enhance knowledge and understanding at every level.

Workforce Development Co-ordinators are based in each English Region, Wales and Northern Ireland to set up a rolling programme of courses and provide support to the current and potential gymnastics workforce

Performance Sport
This is the arm of British Gymnastics that looks after our elite athletes. An experienced and skilful team of Technical Directors, National Coaches, Programme Managers and Support Staff drive the technical content of our High Performance programmes. This includes National Development Plans that instruct coaches how to develop high level performers through different age specific programmes leading to the competition pathways. They also select National Teams and deliver National squad trainings, make arrangements for travelling delegations; attend to the medical needs and rehabilitation of athletes and look after the performance programmes for all competitive disciplines. The Performance department work hand in hand with Education to ensure our coaches are exposed to “World’s Best Practice” information and techniques to keep them at the forefront of modern gymnastics.

The Events team work 24/7 to put on some of the best Gymnastics Competitions and spectaculars in the world. From British Championships in all disciplines to prestigious Internationals including World and European Championships, the British Gymnastics Events staff ensure that our Gymnasts get the very best competitive experiences. ‘BG Score’ has been developed internally to provide live scores at competitions and is now available on the new ‘BG App’ creating interest from around the world.

Business & Development

Our vibrant and passionate development team are locally based out in the field. They are there to support 2 distinct strands of gymnastics;

  • The development of places including clubs, leisure centres and schools through facility improvements and support to run and develop sessions
  • Development and delivery of activities in these places through the Gymnastics for All programme that creates ‘More opportunities for more people’.

So if it’s help you need with setting up a club, sourcing funding, recruiting volunteers, accessing festivals or developing some new ideas – Contact Development

Marketing & Communications
The Marketing & Communications team use the latest digital media channels to drive informative and timely communications and promotion of the sport. Our in-house team provide a range of services including, graphic design and brand application, media and public relations and multi-media production. Keeping members, fans and stakeholders well informed, the team provides unprecedented social media coverage, live video streaming from domestic and international events and the latest updates via e-newsletters, e-zines and the web site.

British Gymnastics works with a host of commercial organisations in order to grow and enhance the sport. Working with ‘Commercial Delivery Partners’ including Leisure Management Groups, for example DC Leisure, GLL & Virgin Active, enables us to increase participation as well as raising and maintaining the standards of teaching and learning outside of the club environment. We also actively engage ‘Official Sponsors and Licensees’ in partnerships to raise the profile of the sport and their respective organisations creating opportunity for further investment in Gymnastics.

Customer Service
The Customer Service department at British Gymnastics is here to help, support and advise clubs and members on any aspect of their membership, whether they are just getting started or are already involved in this exciting sport. Our Pledge is that we will work with clubs and members to help them achieve their ambitions, responding quickly, effectively and with clear communication. Whatever assistance our clubs or members need, Customer Service is here to help.

Corporate Services

Corporate Services supports the smooth running and progression of departments, projects, processes and people; and ensures that the organisation meets its commitment to a range of strategic priorities, standards and stakeholder expectations.

This Directorate consists of Planning, Research, Equality, Ethics & Welfare, Health & Safety, Human Resources, Information Technology and Finance. The team includes a number of professionals and specialists who contribute to and support the organisation’s continual programme of progression and modernisation.

Since its establishment in 2010 some of the significant projects undertaken by the team include: the unification of corporate strategic priorities; job evaluation and the introduction of a full cycle performance management framework; the introduction of a self-service open accounting system; and a new and dynamic IT systems development programme to enhance systems and web capabilities and support e-commerce and on-line member services.

The Ethics & Welfare team provide safeguarding support and advice to Parents, Gymnasts, Coaches and Clubs ensuring that our duty of care as a Governing Body is fulfilled and most importantly, gymnasts are kept safe.