Burnley Gymnastics Club is celebrating following the news that they have been awarded GymMark Accreditation from British Gymnastics, the National Governing Body for the Sport.
The GymMark Scheme has been developed by British Gymnastics (BG), in partnership with Sport England and the Home Country Sports Councils, with the purpose of providing recognition for clubs that are committed to providing quality experiences, encouraging young people to take up sport, while focusing on improving their talent and maintaining a lifelong participation in sport.
GymMark has helped clubs to grow and develop, improving membership numbers and levels of performance.
Gaining GymMark accreditation means that Burnley Gymnastics Club is recognised by British Gymnastics and their partners as a safe, effective and child-friendly club, providing a service in the community that children and young people, their parents, carers and others with a passion for gymnastics can trust.
The foundation of Burnley Gymnastics Club is its youth structure, so by attracting and encouraging young members, the club can help develop the sport by improving gymnasts and developing a quality workforce.
Acquiring GymMark demonstrates the confidence and commitment that British Gymnastics and Sport England have in the club, which will not only maintain existing members but hopefully attract new ones to their BEST Centre home on Network 65.
Club Secretary and Head Coach Kimberley Sharples said: “The club are delighted to have achieved Gym Mark.
“Its shows how far we have come as a club over the last three years, increasing membership from around 50 members to within the region of 400!
“I would like to thank all those involved in the process in what has been a real team effort in improving the level of gymnastics provision of all levels and ages.”
The club have also recently launched their ‘Fund a Pit’ Campaign which will improve the gymnastics facilities even further.
Events and fundraisers will be organised as they aim to reach their dream target.
For more enquires about gymnastics, please contact the club on 455068.