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Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club caters for girls and boys between the ages of three and sixteen. It is open to children from any school and at present draws from over thirty schools from Brighton to Haywards Heath and from Lewes to Burgess Hill. The club has qualified coaches.
All groups meet in Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint (BN6 9UY). Pre-school classes are half an hour, school age classes are an hour.
We accept new children every term, whenever there are spaces. There are currently spaces in many groups.
An application form is included in this web-site. Current classes are approximately :-

  • Girls aged 3 & 4 - Fridays 1.30pm, 2pm or 2.30pm
  • Girls of school age 4 to 7 - Wednesdays or Thursdays 4pm
  • Girls aged 6 to 10 - Wednesdays or Thursdays 5 - 6pm
  • Girls aged 9 to 11 - Wednesdays or Thursdays 6pm
  • Girls aged 10 to 16 - Wednesdays or Thursdays 7pm
  • Boys aged 3 & 4 - Fridays 1pm
  • Girls and Boys of school age 4 - 7 - Tuesdays 4.30pm
  • Girls and Boys aged 8 - 11 - Tuesdays 5.30pm

The club works on the traditional British Gymnastics award scheme - from Award 8 up to Award 1, followed by the Proficiency Schemes - Bronze, Silver & Gold. The Club has adopted three of the disciplines - Floor, Vault and Sports Acrobatic Pairs. The club has to pay its way and fees are charged each term or remaining part of in advance. All awards are presented free at the end of each term.

Fees are payable at the start of each term.

We currently organise two competitions each year. The first is an Arts competition in the spring involving rhythmic equipment, the beam and Sports Acrobatic Sixes. The second is our Annual Championships in July, involving floor, vault and Sports Acrobatic Pairs. Entry into both of these competitions is free for both gymnasts and spectators.

Club leotards for girls and gymnastics kits for boys are available for purchase from the club, they are essential for competitions and displays, though not required in the first term. Any coloured leotard will suffice or even tee-shirt and shorts. The leotards are currently heavily subsidised by our sponsors. Club tee-shirts are also available - just £2 each. Please ensure that your child has suitable warm clothing to wear, if necessary during the lesson and particularly afterwards. Children should arrive ready changed as the club is unable to provide changing facilities.

We operate a 'one club' rule; we will not accept or keep children who also attend other gym clubs or classes - other than free school clubs run by the teachers. Children may transfer to us or from us as they wish.

Since Covid, spectating is not possible. No jewellery should be worn and long hair should always be tied back. All work is done barefoot, medical advice is that verrucae are not infectious on smooth dry surfaces.

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