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Issued 16th November for Spring Term 2019

Dear Parents,

Please note that with the increased use of the Conference Room, we had to make changes to our security arrangements. When this room is in use, the foyer doors will need to be left unlocked for whoever is using the room. Consequentially we have been instructed to close the viewing curtains and for children in the hall to use the toilets in the Club Suite. We’re sorry but have been given no alternative.

The Club follows the British Gymnastics award scheme and over one hundred gymnasts will receive BG awards this term. On average each child earns an award each year - sometimes longer, sometimes quicker.

Safety / Tidiness
We remind gymnasts that watches and all jewellery, should be removed. Hair that reaches the shoulder should always be tied back. We have girls leotards and boys outfits in stock and a waiting list for second-hand leotards - we will purchase any available.

For up-to-date information including any snow or other weather disruptions and our Club history, please go to our new site:-


The site also has a link for emails.

Arts Festival Competition 2019
Our 20th Arts Festival competition will be held on Saturday 30th March from 9am -12.30pm. Gymnasts (minimum school year 3) will be creating sports acrobatic group sixes, ribbon or beam pairs and hoop solo routines.

Entry is free and all junior and seniors are encouraged to enter.

Beam pair routines should mount, show six skills, then dismount.

Rope pairs & Ball solos should show at least 10 rope / ball skills, with dance to instrumental music of 70 to 90 seconds.

Acrobatic Sixes should show pairs and threes and a six balance with five gymnastics moves, with dance to instrumental music of 70 – 90 seconds.

Entries will be arranged with the gymnasts by half term.
Competition length / weight ropes (£4) and balls (£11) are available in a variety of colours.
There are three free voluntary practices for routines on Fridays 8th, 15th & 22nd March, any time between 4 & 6pm.

Three different competition CDs are available at £2 each, containing suitable non-vocal music of the correct competition length.
If gymnasts wish to use their own music, it needs to be instrumental, 70 - 90 seconds long and recorded cut & ready as track 1 on a CD.

Spectators on the Saturday are always welcome, with free entry.
NB No photography or videos permitted

Essential Dates !
Thursday 3rd January 2019 Term starts
Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd February Half Term
Fridays 8th, 15th & 22nd March Arts Competition practices
Saturday 30th March (am) 20th Arts Festival Competition
2nd, 3rd & 4th April Award Presentation week
Friday 5th April Term ends
Tuesday 23rd April Summer Term starts
Saturday 6th July (am) 36th Annual Championships

Leaving / Joining
There are no known vacancies next term, with all classes full.
If you wish to place your child's name on the waiting lists please let us know. Please let us know by the end of term if you child is leaving us.

Fees have remained unchanged for the past two years and remain at £40 for Main Club and £35 for Pre-school. Please help us save time and send these to the first session, ensuring cash is in a named envelope.

Most parents are now paying by BACS :-
Account name HGC Sort code 20-49-76
Account 33501949 Reference Your Childs name

All the coaches and helpers at Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club wish you all a rather early Happy Christmas.
Yours sincerely,
All of the Coaches at Gym Club

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