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Andover Salto Gymnastics Centre
Charlton Rd, SP10 4AJ
Fenton Mannor Sports Centre
Fenton Manor Sports Complex 
City Road 
Stoke on Trent 

King Edmunds Gym Club

New Comp Venue:

Yate, Bristol

Milton Keynes Gymnastics Centre
MK10 0BA
Saltney Gymnastics Club
River Lane, CH4 8RF
Southampton Gymnastics Club
SO16 9RJ

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Club Policy on Competitions

British FIG Events (eg,British Championships/Tournament), NDP National Finals and other 'Club' weekend events

Parents/appointed adults are expected to book their own accommodation at the agreed 'Club' competition hotel for Friday and Saturday evenings. Gymnasts can stay in rooms with parents or with other gymnasts in their partnerships.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for transporting their children/gymnasts to and from the competition venue and for organising children's food for the duration of the weekend (unless told otherwise). It is also important that parents ensure competing gymnasts get to bed at an appropriate time and they are not disturbed by other non-competing gymnasts or other children.
Gymnasts are expected to stay and watch medal presentations regardless of the results.

Gymnasts are the coaches responsibility during the competition and will be given scheduled lunch times etc. There will be scheduled club meetings on Friday/Saturday evenings. All competitors must attend.

Regional Competitions (eg, Regional Championships, Prelims, Hants Open) and out of Region one day events

Gymnasts need to arrive at the competition venue at an agreed time on Sat/Sun. All gymnasts are expected to arrive with their hair and make up done.
Gymnasts are expected to remain at the competition until ALL medal presentations are made; regardless of the results.
Gymnasts should have their own 'Oxford' bag containing a packed lunch and plenty of water. Gymnasts will be told by their coach when to have their lunch. Any medication should also be in their bag and the coach informed where necessary. Children should take responsibility for their own property. Valuables should be left at home.

Competition Attire

All gymnasts representing the club at competitions must wear a club tracksuit, club t-shirt and a club sweatshirt (optional depending on temperature). The club rain jacket is optional for regional events but is recommended in bad weather. Gymnasts competing at FIG or qualifying for National Finals should all have a rain jacket for weekends away. Plain white socks must also be worn.

From October 2008 a club rucksack will also be compulsory for all competing gymnasts. These should be personalised with a keyring or similar item to allow easy identification at competitions and training.

All club kit is available from our on-line shop. Do not leave orders until the last minute as we do not have every size in stock!

Competition Leotards

All gymnasts representing the club in Club, Regional or National events will be eligible to wear one of our our diamante leotards for their routines. There is a hire charge of 5 per leotard, per competition.

Gymnasts competing at FIG have the chance to have their own partnership leotards made especially for them. If leotards are hired from us, there is a hire charge of 5 per leotard, per competition.  If gymnasts choose to get their own leotards made for their partnership all costs are incurred by them.

A Guide To Competitions

Explanation of 'Regional' and 'National' Competitions at Regional Events
Tier 2 competition was introduced into the region in 2012 and was especially created for gymnasts taking part in competitions who train approx 6 hours or 2 days per week.   It was agreed by the technical committee that there should be this additional level of competition to encourage gymnasts to compete in competitions where they may normally find themselves up against gymnasts who train 10/12 hours+ each week who are competing at the same level as them. It was noted in competitions that gymnasts training more hours each week would be more successful, leaving those gymnasts who train less hours further down the rankings and wondering what is the point of competing against the other gymnasts who clearly had an advantage straight away.  So, it was decided that in order to encourage these competitors Tier 2 would be created; this would offer a division between gymnasts according to the number of hours they trained each week, putting all the gymnasts in this section of a competition on a level playing field.
The only difference from Tier 1 in terms of judging is that there are fewer artistic deductions in Tier 2.  This makes the artistry scoring higher and therefore is more encouraging to the participants.  
Due to the fact that the artistry scoring does not follow national judging criteria participants at Tier 2 are not eligible to compete at any official national events.

Tier 1 is open to everyone; gymnasts who are eligible for Tier 2 competitions may also compete in Tier 1 (not at the same event) should the coaches think it appropriate for them.  Gymnasts competing at Tier 1 who medal may be eligible for any future national events where qualifications are necessary (see age restrictions below).

Age Restrictions and Requirements for National Finals
Gymnasts not meeting the age criteria outlined below can still take part in competitions and get a placing, but they will not be eligible to proceed to any national event.

Age related criteria:
All NDP levels - Gymnasts need to be 9 years or older in the year of competition
Prep A - maximum age 11 in year of competition
Prep B - maximum age 12 in year of competition
Grades 1 and 2 - maximum of 6 year difference between youngest and oldest partner
Grades 3 and 4 - maximum of 7 year difference between youngest and oldest partner.

Click here to see our guide to understanding competition scores.