What is EUROGYM?
EUROGYM is one of the biggest gymnastics events specifically for young people aged between 12 and 18 years. A non-competitive festival event, EUROGYM takes place every two years, the objective being to unite young European gymnasts, providing the opportunity for gymnasts to perform their team display routines on an international stage.
Performances, workshops and parties, EUROGYM is a huge social non-competitive event for young people where everyone is welcome.
The event starts with an Olympic style Opening Ceremony, which is then followed by a gigantic welcome party for everyone, an amazing opportunity to socialise with people from different countries.
The mornings are spent taking part in activities, with over 60 different sessions to choose from, including wind surfing, archery, show dance, tumbling and rope skipping, there is sure to be something which will appeal. Skills learnt and developed in these workshops are performed alongside other gymnasts from across Europe during the final Closing Ceremony.
In the afternoons, teams perform their display routine on stages around the city; so all the local people can come and see you perform.
All the gymnasts from the Great British delegation will combine to perform a routine in the UEG gala.
Who is EUROGYM for?
EUROGYM is specifically targeted and tailored for gymnast’s age 12-18 years old. The minimum number for a team is 6 gymnasts and each team must have a minimum of 2 leaders. For teams with more than 24 gymnasts there should be 1 leader per 12 gymnasts.
Teams can register gymnasts aged 10 or 11 but these gymnasts cannot make up more than 10% of the team. 10% can also be order than 18 but no older than 20 years old.
Where is EUROGYM 2020?
The 12TH EUROGYM is being held in Reykjavík, Iceland in July 2020. The event is being organised by the Icelandic Gymnastics Federation and the Local Organising Committee in Reykjavík on behalf of the UEG (European Union of Gymnastics).
How much does EUROGYM cost?
The cost per person is approx. £410 exc. flights. This includes a £110 non-refundable pre-payment per person which is required before the 31st October 2019 to confirm an individual’s place at the event.
This includes the following:
- School accommodation from Saturday to Friday (6 nights)
- Breakfast from Sunday to Friday
- Lunch and dinner from Sunday to Thursday
- Entry to all ceremonies
- Participation in 4 workshops
- Two performances per team
- Gym Zone
- Transportation in relation to the festival (NB airport transfers and flights are NOT included)*
- Great Britain Kit - 1 x T-Shirt and 1 x Hooded Jacket
How do you get involved or find out more?
If you are interested in finding out more, email [email protected] Due to this being a representative event as a Great Britain team, registration can only be completed through British Gymnastics.
My team don’t have much display experience can we take part?
Yes absolutely, the event is open to all and a fantastic opportunity with no pressure for the skill level in a routine to be a particular standard. Why not take part in a British Gymnastics GymFusion event prior to EUROGYM to gain experience or attend a GfA Choreography module for support guidance and new ideas?
Gymnasts will be at school during the dates; can they get time off to take part?
Yes, generally speaking schools will allow gymnasts to take time off to represent their country in an international gymnastics event, coordinated by the governing body. On request, a letter can be obtained providing information for schools about the event.
I don’t have any experience of taking gymnasts abroad; I don’t know where to start!
Don’t worry! There are lots of top tips on the British Gymnastics website and we will support you to organise taking part.
The accommodation is in schools; how does this work?
Teams will be provided with school class rooms, dormitories or boarding houses for their gymnast’s to sleep in, these are allocated to British Gymnastics guidelines, with separate accommodation for males and females, and under and over 18’s. The accommodation has been checked by the organising committee and been approved to meet the required standards, health and safety and fire regulations.
All the gymnastics from the British Delegate perform together in the UEG gala; how does this work?
The routine will be choreographed centrally and social media will be utilised to share the routine with all the attending teams. There will be time allocated throughout the week to get to know each other and practice the routine together.
What insurance is required?
All gymnasts must be BG members and have taken out travel insurance to cover the trip.
- Top Tips for International Festival Go-ers
- pdf Group Handbook 2020 (487 KB)
- Eurogym Website