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Issued 28th June for Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents,

Club Champions
Each year we celebrate the gymnasts' achievements by rewarding attainment on the Award scheme. In each school age group (Year 1 and upwards) we present Club Champion and Runner-up medals to those who have passed the most agilities to the club standard. These will be presented on the 3rd, 4th & 5th July.

Leaving / Vacancies
Each term a number of places are wasted when children leave or move without telling us. Please let us know of any children not wishing to continue gym next term - or wanting a day change.
At the time of writing, there are vacancies in September for girls of pre-school age.
We do not expect to have vacancies for the after-school sessions, but invite anyone interested to put their child's name on our waiting list.

Changing
If possible, can you please bring your child ready changed for gymnastics. Clothing should either be hung up on pegs or left on the side units by the ramp, not left as a tripping hazard. There are toilets available if necessary. Every day we are sharing the use of the Centre with other groups and need to avoid children changing in public areas.

Awards
Many of our gymnasts will receive BG awards this term. On average each child earns an award each year. Parents are welcome to come ten minutes before the end of their child's last session to witness their presentation. This includes the last ten minutes of the pre-school classes on 6th July, when we will be presenting certificates to those moving up to main club.

Leotards & Boys Kit
We currently have all sizes in stock, at this term's special sponsored price of 20. Second-hand leotards are available as and when we have them in stock.

Important - Contact Information Update
When we renewed our consent form to comply with General Data Protection Regulations, there were several who had changed address, several with a new mobile contact number and one who had changed their date of birth ! If you have changed address, phone, mobile phone number since the May forms, please email us :- andrewhinhurst@gmail.com or write down your new details and hand them in at a club session.

Policies
The Club has policies on Confidentiality, Complaints, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and Safeguarding, available at the Club. Our Welfare Officer is Mrs Wendy Drew, who is available at the Club.

Group & Competition Photos
The Club took group photos in the first week of May and Competition photos on the competition days. These are still available at 1 per page (2 photos). Please ask if you missed them.

35th Annual Championships
Saturday 7th July 8.30am
With free admission, come and watch our gymnasts competing.
The Championships will be all morning, with an 8.30am start for both judges and gymnasts.
Gymnasts should be well turned out in Club kit, then warmed up and ready before the approximate times as given on their Competition entry letter, but also be prepared to wait. The Club Room will be available for competitors only to warm-up fifteen minutes before their performance.
Programmes 1, will be available from 3rd July.
All of the gymnasts have been given the opportunity to enter the Annual Championships and a record number have chosen to compete today. They have chosen which sections to enter, their own music and created their own routines with a choice of content. Please respect their work by not moving around during routines. Spectators are reminded that there should be no photography or video during the competition.
Reminder :- The last optional free practice session for those with music is on 29th June, at any time between 4 & 6pm

Family Bonfire & Fireworks - Sunday 4th November
Please support this popular event, tickets available nearer the time.

email
Please note our email address is andrewhinhurst@gmail.com

Essential Dates!
3rd, 4th & 5th July (10 min before group ends) Award Presentations
Friday 6th July Term ends and Pre-school presentations
Saturday 7th July, 8.15 am Annual Championships
Tuesday 4th September Term Starts
23rd - 26th October Half Term
Sunday 4th November Danny Park Bonfire & Fireworks
NB No Pre-school gym on 23rd November
Friday 23rd November (6.30 - 9pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Saturday 24th November (9.30am - 1pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Friday 30th November Term Ends

Fees
Despite a huge rise in our rent fees, we have managed to secure sponsorship from various sources and our fees remain unchanged again for the Autumn Term, 40 for Main Club and 35 for Pre-school classes.
This is your invoice.
Please help us save time and send fees to the first session, by cheque or cash - ensuring cash is in a named envelope.
The majority of parents are now paying online by BACS :-
Account name HGC Sort code 20-49-76
Account 33501949 Reference Your Childs name

If you have any difficulty with fees, please discuss it with either Andrew or Pauline.

We wish you all a good summer.
Yours sincerely,
All of the Coaches at Gym Club <


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