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
all groups except the Pre-school boys class which will have vacancies in September.
An application form is included in this web-site. Current classes are
- 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
Boys of school age 4 - 7 - Tuesdays 4.30pm
Boys aged 8 - 11 - Tuesdays 5.30pm
The club works on the latest 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.
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 preferred and are available for
purchase from the club, but they are not essential. Any coloured leotard will
suffice or even tee-shirt and shorts. These 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. Children may
transfer to us or from us as they wish.
Spectating is permitted, though this tends to inhibit the children.
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.