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Issued 20th June for Autumn Term 2017

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 28th, 29th & 30th June.

St. Lawrence Fair Display
Over 200 children have chosen to be in the display. In the last week of term we will give them colour stickers indicating their group, to wear on their wrists on the day. Please bring them to the South Avenue tennis courts at 2.40pm. Every girl and all school age boys should be in Club kit. Pre-school boys may be in kit or tee-shirt & shorts. To get the best view of your child, locate the same colour balloons around the arena. After the display we will take everyone back to the tennis courts for collection and to give them all a drink. The Tennis Club have kindly made their toilets available to gymnasts for the afternoon.

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 from September we will be sharing the use of the Centre with other groups and need to avoid children changing in public areas.

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 1st 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.

Thank You
- for sending vouchers for schools & clubs.
We are completing our order after the last day of term. Please send in any you still have.

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

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

34th Annual Championships
Saturday 1st 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 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 27th June.
Spectators are requested not to move around the hall while gymnasts are performing and are reminded that there should be no photography or video during the competition. Gymnasts should be well turned out in Club kit.

Reminder :- The last optional free practice session for those with music is on 23rd June, at any time between 4 & 6pm .

Family Bonfire & Fireworks - Sunday 5th November
Please support this popular event, tickets available nearer the time.

New email
Please note our old email address has been closed. For direct contact please email

For up to date news, including a copy of this letter and application forms, please visit our new web-site :-


Essential Dates!
27th, 28th & 29th June (10 min before group ends) Award Presentations
Friday 30th June Term ends and Pre-school presentations
Saturday 1st July, 8.15 am Annual Championships
Tuesday 5th September Term Starts
24th - 27th October Half Term
Sunday 5th November Danny Park Bonfire & Fireworks
NB No Pre-school gym on 24th November
Friday 24th November (6.30 - 9pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Saturday 25th November (9.30am - 1pm) Hurst Christmas Fair
Friday 1st December Term Ends

Our fees remain unchanged again for the Autumn Term, 40 for Main Club and 35 for Pre-school classes. Please help us save time and send fees to the first session, by cheque or cash - ensuring cash is in a named envelope. You may also pay 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.

Leaving / Vacancies
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.

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

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