Welcome to University of Nottingham Gymnastics Club
Here at University of Nottingham Gymnastics Club we are an inclusive club, encouraging students of all abilities to get involved in Gymnastics while at University. The club currently trains off campus at a local high-performance gymnasium (Nottingham Gymnastics Academy). The gymnasium is located at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, but do not be put off by the travel. The club organises transport to and from the gymnasium every training session.
The gymnasium is a facility providing the best possible training environment for veterans and beginners alike. Therefore, if you’re looking to learn a handstand, somersault, continue your career in the sport or just experience an exceptional workout, our club can meet your needs. Everyone, of any ability is most welcome!
Membership & Sign-ups
Membership cost £35 for the whole year! The membership gives you access to the sign-ups for training sessions, invitations to all our socials, competitions and enters you into the awards, at the end of the year. Our membership also covers your British Gymnastics Insurance, so there is no need to purchase your own or even worry about it, just know your safety and welfare are covered by the club.
Training costs £5.00 per sessions. Signups are uploaded to our SU page every Sunday and Wednesday at 18:30. We are limited to taking thirty members per session, so please be quick! To sign up you will be asked to pay the £5.00 session fee, however if you drive, the club will refund you the amount.
Please note that if you cancel after 17:00 on Monday and Thursday, a refund is not possible.
At the University of Nottingham Gymnastics Club, we have a competitive season, running alongside our training session throughout the year. The club has the opportunity to compete in BUCS, the University Gymnastics Cup (League style) and even host our own competition, ‘Nottingham Gymnastics Open’. Each competition is open to all ability ranges and all our members are eligible to compete for the University. If you are interested in competing, our captains will work very closely with you in preparation, teaching you a variety of skills to show off to your friends.
Kit is provided on the day of the competition, girls are even provided with a hair ribbon for the day! Kit must be returned to the captains at the end of the day, otherwise a £5.00 fee is issued.
Training sessions for 2020/2021 will be running from September through to April, excluding the holidays of course. We do still offer training sessions through the Autumn examinations, this helps to give our members the opportunity to relieve some stress and take a break from studies. We as a club train two nights a week.
Monday Session 20:15 until 22:15. This session is a more relaxed environment, we tend to play a game for warm-up and practice a few basic skills all-together on the floor area. Then from 21:00 onwards, members can use any of the equipment at the facility. But, there are coaches there to help, just ask!
Thursday Session 20:15 until 22:15. This session is the more structured of the two. Still catering for all abilities, however, our captains run a structured warm-up, basic skills set and a light strength and conditioning routine. Coaches are highly involved with the beginners at each of these sessions, providing them opportunity to learn a new skill with support… for beginners this is a great way to progress.
For both session members are asked to meet at the Portland Car Park, just a stones throw from the Trent Building. Please see the ‘location map photo’ if you are unsure, or contact a committee member. We met at 19:45, to arrange transport.
Socials & Events
We roughly have one non-drinking social, and one themed parties or nights out a month. Also host other events such as the Awards evening and charity fundraisers.
All our socials and events are published on our ‘Club Calendar’, either on our cover page or a shared post on the Facebook page “Nottingham Uni Gymnastics” so please join the page for updates, photos, and general news!
The University of Nottingham has highlighted over the last couple of years the importance of welfare. At our club we have two committee members trained to support our members. We understand that being away from home, new environments, a wide variety of people and studies, feels like being thrown in the deep end. Our Welfare Secretary is always available to contact, either about the club, general university or for private advice.
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