British Gymnastics

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    We are pushing for further financial support for all gymnastics clubs as concerns for the future of the sport have been highlighted by research conducted with the gymnastics community.

    Many clubs across the UK are struggling to cover operational costs, caused by participants not being able to attend their gymnastics sessions. The uncertainty of the pandemic means there is no clear indication on when a normal timetable of sessions will be able to resume.

    Results from a survey, completed before further lockdowns and firebreaks were introduced across the UK, by hundreds of registered British Gymnastics clubs, has illustrated that there are a number of concerns about the future. These concerns include:

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  2. Alastair Marks
    British Gymnastics today announced that Alastair Marks would become its interim Chief Executive in early January 2021. 

    An experienced leader within the sports industry, Marks has a track record in leading large-scale projects across marketing, commercial, fundraising and participation. He joins from Nielsen Sports where he is Business Development Director. He previously held senior roles at the Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football Union, McDonald’s, Sainsbury’s and Norwich Union. Marks has been a Non-Executive Board Director at British Gymnastics since late 2018 contributing to and challenging the commercial strategy of the organisation. 

    Whilst Marks fulfils the role as the interim CEO, an executive search process will commence to find a permanent Chief Executive, led by British Gymnastics Chair Mike Darcey. After more than ten years

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  3. BGSwirl
    Following the approval of the lockdown legislation in Parliament today we have received further clarification on these restrictions for gymnastics. 

    It is with regret that following conversations with Government, British Gymnastics can now confirm that from tomorrow, 5th November, gymnastics clubs in England must close until 2nd December.

    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Department of Education (DfE) have clarified that ‘supervised activity for children’ is allowed only in relation to childcare necessary to enable parents to:

    • work or search for work
    • undertake training or education
    Full details of the childcare exemptions are available on the ...
  4. BGSwirl
    Over the weekend the UK Government announced a lockdown in England from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December. The government has advised people to work at home where possible, avoid social contact and non-essential travel.  

    Yesterday, we, along with other NGB’s were briefed by Sport England and UK Sport. The key messages that we received were;

    • All indoor facilities, including gymnastics clubs, should prepare to close as of Thursday 5th November  
    • With regards to elite training, we are still able to continue under the current elite training guidelines  

    The Government will meet on Wednesday to vote on the formal bill to pass these lockdown restrictions, which we have been told will have no exemptions for any sport or participant groups.

    In some previous Government announcements on lockdown and

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  5. UPDATED: Friday 6th November - England Only

    For FAQ’s that apply for the new national restrictions in England from 5th November please click here - British Gymnastics FAQ's - New National Restrictions in England from 5 November 2020

    Gymnastics clubs fall within the category of sport and leisure services, businesses and venues which are identified within legislation as required to close under the new national restrictions from 5th November – 2nd December 2020. Whilst there are exemptions that may apply to a small number of activities within clubs, it is important to remain conscious of the government’s key message of stay home where possible to reduce the spread of
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