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Issued 28th June 2019 for Autumn Term 2019

Dear Parents,

Leaving / Vacancies
Each term a number of places are lost when children leave or move without telling us. Please let us know now 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 on Wednesdays or for boys & girls of pre-school age on Fridays, we invite anyone interested to put their child's name on our waiting list.
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 2nd, 3rd & 4th July.

Police Grant for Leotards
Sussex Police have given us a grant towards the cost of Leotards, meaning that again we can offer them at just 20 . We currently have all sizes in stock.
Second-hand leotards are available as and when they come in. Please let us know if you have any spare.

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 5th July, when we will be presenting certificates to those moving up to main club.

Important - Contact Information Update
If you have changed address, phone, mobile phone number during the past year, please email us
:- andrewhinhurst@gmail.com
or write down your new details and hand them in at a club session.

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.

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.

36th Annual Championships
Saturday 6th 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 2nd 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 28th June, at any time between 4 & 6pm.

Family Bonfire & Fireworks - Sunday 3rd November
Please support this popular event, tickets available nearer the time.

Essential Dates!
2nd, 3rd & 4th July (10 min before group ends) Award Presentations
Friday 5th July Term ends and Pre-school presentations
(for those who are moving on to school)
Saturday 6th July, 8.30 am Annual Championships
Tuesday 3rd September Term Starts
27th October - 1st November Half Term
Sunday 3rd November Danny Park Bonfire & Fireworks
NB: Last Pre-school gym on 22nd November
Friday 29th November (6.30 - 9pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Saturday 30th November (9.30am - 1pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Friday 28th November Term Ends

Fees
Despite another huge rise in our rent fees, we have managed to keep our fees 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 very good summer.
From all of the Coaches at Gym Club


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