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Coaches and other club officials are expected to:

  • Consider the welfare of participants before the development of performance.

  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers based on mutual trust and respect.

  • Hold appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.

  • Make sure all activities are suitable for the performers age, ability and experience and that the gymnast is both physically and psychologically prepared.

  • Display consistent high standards of behaviour, dress and language.

  • Obtain parental permission for all extracurricular activities. e.g. club bowling trip.

  • Promote fair play and good sportsmanship.

  • Never have performers stay overnight at your home.

  • Immediately report any incidences of any kind of abuse.

  • Never condone violence or the use of prohibited substances.


All participants are expected to:

  • Respect coaches and other club officials and their decisions.

  • Keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if circumstances change.

  • Inform the coaches of any illness or injury that would affect performance.

  • Treat equipment and facilities with respect.

  • Wear suitable attire for training. Long hair should be tied back and all jewellery removed.

  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly.

  • Refrain from smoking, consuming alcohol or other substances whilst representing the club.

  • Respect fellow members and treat each other with dignity. Discrimination, bullying and other inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

  • Minors should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.


Parents and Guardians are expected to:

  • Encourage your child to participate without forcing them to take part.​

  • Help your child to recognise good individual performance, not just competition results.

  • Lead by example in showing good sportsmanship and applauding all good performances.

  • Ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.

  • Ensure coaches are aware of any illness or injury that may affect training.

  • Use correct and proper language at all times.

  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes.

  • We request that parents remain nearby if your child is aged 8 or younger. 

  • Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session. If your child will be collected by somebody who does not normally pick them up, please make sure the coach in charge of the session is aware of this.

  • If you wish to raise and concern about any aspect of the club procedures or regarding a specific incident please contact the welfare and protection officer Nathaniel Keidan (contact details in the staff section on the home page). 


  • No photography or video recording equipment including photo and video imaging phones may be used during training sessions.

  • Coaches and other club officials may employ photography or videos on occasion for the purposes of promoting the club or as a coaching aid. You will be given the chance to opt out of this when you become a member.

  • Please be aware that competition venues may have their own photography and imagery policies.

  • Imagery posted to social media may mention first names, but we will not tag minors in posts. 

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