August Newsletter 2018

Welcome Back – August 2018

Welcome back to Bishopbriggs Acro Gymnastics! We’re really looking forward to another exciting year of competitions, displays and training. We are hoping to continue to improve on our current structure and training sessions. This year we have improved coaches training and introduced new coaches to the club – this is something we are continuing to build on. We are now training across four facilities and hope this continues to benefit our gymnasts.


We are currently fundraising for a trampette and new crash mats to be used at our Meadowburn tumble sessions. This will cost roughly £2000.00 in total. We are hoping to reach our target before Christmas. We will keep you up to date with any fundraising activities. As always thank you for your support!



Registration Morning

Parents will once again have to update gymnasts on British Gymnastics insurance system. This will not be required until early September – we will advise when this is open.  As normal we will have our registration morning when insurance/club registration fee is due. Gymnasts who are competing at competitions throughout the year must be insured as a competitive gymnast. If gymnasts move from recreational to competitive throughout the year they will be asked to pay the upgrade fee of £24.00.

£51.00 competitive

£27.00 recreational

Both registration sessions are being held at Meadowburn primary school.

Dates for registration:

Saturday – 18th August 09:15 – 11:15

Monday – 20th August 18:45 – 19:45

If gymnasts don’t have any changes to contact / medical details then a new registration form will not be required.  You will still have to attend to register and make the payment though. Please ensure payment is made on the registration sessions listed above – this should not be transferred or given to a coach.


Bishopbriggs Acro Kit

All competitive gymnasts are required to have the club tracksuit which can be purchased at the link below.

Gymnasts can order leotards or shorts at the registration morning – orders won’t be accepted without payment.  Please remember that leotards are custom made and will take up to six weeks to arrive. All competitive tumblers must purchase the competitive leotard. Both of these are now compulsory.  Acrobatic gymnasts require matching leotards in their partnerships for competitions.  Gymnasts should either buy the club Acro competitive leotard or source their own leotards prior to competition. Gymnasts competing at FIG or IDP can wear skirted leotards however, all other gymnasts are unable to wear skirted leotards. We would advise that gymnasts competing at NDP 1-4 wear the club competition leotard as partnerships may change.



Huge congratulations to Gracie Crawford, Daniel Geddes, Amy Gibson and Gemma McLetchie who competed at the British NDP Finals in July. All gymnasts were fantastic representatives for our club. We were exceptionally proud of Gemma who won the gold medal in her category and is now British Champion – an amazing achievement.



Our next tumble competition is taking place on August 26th 2017. This is for gymnasts who haven’t yet qualified for the Scottish Championships or for gymnasts who are moving up a level. Warm up times will be posted have been posted on our website and Facebook page.  Please ensure gymnasts competing at this event maintain good attendance.  Please keep up to date with competitions via our ‘Dates for your Diary’ section of the website. If competitive gymnasts are unavailable for any dates please advise a coach ASAP.


Please remember that good attendance within the club is very important. If gymnasts miss a session, leave early or arrive late to training it has a detrimental impact on partnerships. For each session there is a coaching plan in place which takes into consideration space, equipment, competitions and several other factors. If gymnasts miss training or aren’t there for the full session it may mean they miss crucial parts of training. We understand this cannot always be adhered to so if this is this case please advise a coach so the session plan can be amended if possible.


Club Display

We will not be having our club display in December this year due to other commitments. Our next club display will be June 2019.  Instead of our club display we will be organising in-house
competitions in both Acro and Tumble. Once we have confirmed dates for these we will let you know!

Club Updates

Please remember that club updates will be mainly made via Facebook and the club website. With over 150 members we struggle to have letters for every update. You can follow the
website and all posts will then be emailed directly to you! Parents are very welcome to speak to coaches at the beginning of training to ask any questions!