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The Club offers gymnastics training at a variety of levels to young girls from the South Lakes area. Everyone at the Club is a volunteer. We are run by a small executive committee and our coaching team. Our Head Coach is Chris Wrigley. We have 2 level 3 coaches, four level 2 coaches, all qualified in women’s artistic gymnastics, many of whom also have general gym qualifications and 1 level 2 general gym coach. We also have seven level 1 or assistant coaches, four of whom are undertaking mentored hours prior to their level 2 exams. We also have 3 current /former gymnasts regularly coaching on a volunteer trainee basis. All of our coaches have British Gymnastics coaching qualifications, are CRB checked and have child protection training.Most coaches also have first aid qualifications.
Our club premises are not large; indeed, we would very much like to move to larger premises in the not too distant future. We are a woman’s artistic gymnastics Club and therefore have the equipment to train girls in this form of gymnastics, i.e. floor, bars, beam and vault. We have a fully sprung floor area that is only slightly smaller than a full sized floor. We have a vault and associated run up area. We have a set of asymmetric bars and several beams. We also have a variety of other equipment and all the safety matting etc that is required in the sport.
Safety is extremely important in all of our activities, and gymnasts are constantly supervised. The club fully adheres to all the recommendations of British Gymnastics and has comprehensive safety, child protection and disciplinary procedures in place. We have 2 qualified welfare officers with more awaiting further training.
In December 2007, we were awarded GymMark (and ClubMark) and we have retained our accreditation each year since then. GymMark is BG’s club accreditation scheme that recognises a quality club. The key phrase for British Gymnastics is “safe, effective and child-friendly”.
‘Kendal School of Gymnastics aims to provide an exciting but safe environment where all our gymnasts can have fun whilst being challenged to achieve their full potential’