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 even have a handful of free-runners!). For a better look into what we do to in our club visit our instagram: @uwegymnastics
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!!!
When do we train? (PRE-COVID)*
Our main training sessions are held at Bristol Hawks, the home of Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane. Both 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. http://bristolhawksgymnastics.org/.
Our sessions times are TBC for the 2020/21 academic year but our usual training times are:
48a bus from Frenchay bus stop C at 13:14 or 13:21 at Glenside stop Quarry Way.
48a bus from Frenchay bus stop C at 17:01 or 17:08 at Glenside stop Quarry Way.
However, following Government restrictions we have been restricted for this Semester.
How has COVID-19 AFFECTED TRAINING?
Due to Coronavirus and the Government's restrictions are normal place of training has had to scale back on the number of people in the gym. This has resulted in no training in Hawkes for this Semester. We are in works with the coaches at Hawkes to arrange training for Semester 2 & 3 beginning in January.
For the mean time, we aim to welcome you to the club and for yourselves to get to know us as a committee as well as other club members and form new bonds ready for when we can train once again! This will be done in the form of Virtual quiz's, movie nights and games.
But that's not all. Starting Wednesday 28th October we will be running LIVE virtual Strength and Conditioning training sessions every Wednesday throughout Semester 1 from 7pm-8pm by a personal trainer! Come along and say Hi! with our first "Give it a go" session this Wednesday (28/10/20)!
You may be wondering what you get for your membership fees?
* This price is for Semester 1
Membership gives you access to virtual strength and conditioning group training with a personal trainer. We also plan to have virtual socials regularly until Goverenment policy's change.
You will also recieve a UWE Gymnastics T-shirt with every membership. There are also team leotards, hoodies, leggings and tracksuits available to purchase!
Support and guidance towards routines for competitions!
Semester 2 and 3 membership prices will be confirmed and released closer to the date when we have a better idea of what our training will look like.
Your committee for 2020/21
President: Jasmine Churms
Vice President: Emily Gill
Team Captain: Chloe Donnelly
Treasurer: Carmel Meek
Equality and Participation and social secretary: Amy Barber
Equipment and Safety: Amy Hulley
We're planning a lot of socials for you this year with the current climate in mind! Watch this space!
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 the last 4 years and we did fantastically achieving up to the ranks of 1st place in some of our categories. BUCS dates for the 2020/21 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 varsity in the last academic year for gymnastics so lets do our best in 2020/21! More details will be made available as we recieve them!
University Gymnastics Cup
This year we have affiliated ourselves with the new University Gymnastics Cup. https://ugcup.co.uk/ The competition dates for this cup are TBC.
There are many competition opportunities throughout the year and we will keep you informed as they come up.
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