Welcome to UWE Gymnastics club!
Who are we?!
We're a fairly new club which only started in 2016, but we started strong! We train mostly in Artistic Gymnastics, but we welcome people of every discipline (We have even had a handful of free-runners!). For a better look into what we do to in our club visit our instagram: @uwegymnastics
Your committee for 2023/24
President: Alice Barcessat
Vice President: Cerys Walton
Treasurer: Holly Howard
Social secretary: Renee Lewis
captain: Hannah Lennon
equality officer: Kayleigh Ball
We have a wide range of skills, from those who have just taken up Gymnastics for the first time this year to members who have been competing for years! We have level 3 coaches, and Gymnastics newbies are encouraged to come and try it out! Our coaches will help you learn the skills you want safely! We will have you somersaulting in no time!!!
The levels in competitions are:
- Elite (FIG)
Our main training sessions are held at Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club, the home of Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane. Our sessions are ran by Level 3+ coaches and allow full use of all Gym equipment. People often meet up at the Frenchay bus stops and catch the 48a bus together there, or at Glenside campus where the same bus passes by and more students can hop on here. Location facility: http://bristolhawksgymnastics.org/.
Our sessions times are as follows:
Travel by bus: 48a from Frenchay bus stop C, at 13:37 or 13:44 at Glenside stop Quarry Way.
We are also working on providing an extra training session for those wanting to compete on Saturdays 17:00 - 18:00 at Majestic Gymnastics.
You may be wondering what you get for your membership fees?
This price gets you training for the whole year, every wednesday at a world class faciltiy!
We're planning a lot of socials for you this year. Our first social will be Wednesday 4th October 2023 after our Give It A Go session!
You don't have to compete to be a part of UWE gymnastics, however, competitions are a great way to bond as a team and meet new people from other universities. Competitions are accessilbe for many different levels of gymnast, to complete beginners to gymnasts who used to compete at national levels. The UWE gymnastics team and our coaches will support you to compete to the best of your abilities.
We have competed at BUCS for the last 6 years. We have achieved many positions and rankings up to 1st place in some of our categories and two individual medals in the Elite FIG competiton. BUCS dates for the 2023/24 academic year are currently TBC.
Varsity is a huge competition between UWE & Uni of Bristol where we compete in all kind of sports!
Varsity usually runs in March. UWE won the most recent varsity in 2019/20! More details will be made available as we recieve them for the 2023/24 competition.
This year we have affiliated ourselves with the new University Gymnastics Cup. https://ugcup.co.uk/
There are many competition opportunities throughout the year and we will keep you informed as they come up.
Code of Practise