DC Gymnastics was established with the support of the British Gymnastics (BG) in 2016.
Based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, we are the only Dedicated Gymnastics Centre within roughly a 100 mile radius.
We provide Safe, Effective, Child Friendly Gymnastics to our community, delivering excellence in inclusive 'Gymnastics for All' and Competitive Pathways in; Tumbling, Women's Artistic and General Gymnastics.
Typically since 2016 we have provided Gymnastics sessions for around 100+ Gymnasts each week, with each training from 1 to 15 hours per week, for fun, or competitively across three BG disciplines.
We have secured multiple places in National Finals,
including in the early part of 2020...and National Champion Gymnasts too!Over the years we have inspired many hundreds of young people to take regular exercise, with all the physical and mental health benefits this brings.
The first pandemic lockdown had a massive negative impact on the centres finances. Then, our cautious re opening (following all British Gymnastics COVID secure guidelines) further impacted our income as we operated with lower numbers in sessions, and the timing of the second lockdown devastated us in November 2020. Resulting in the complete suspension of the successful, safe, return to participation rebuild we were achieving.
We hope to re open in December 2020, pending Government and British Gymnastics announcements.
Your donations will help in several different ways;
- with core facility costs
- with new ‘COVID secure’ costs of cleaning materials / time,
- with equipment purchase that will help us adapt to new ‘no contact’ coaching. Equipment example, one ‘flicker’ at about £625 can substantially remove the need for a Coach to physically support, giving Gymnasts independence to train, while Coaches guide, encourage and monitor safety.
- will help secure our stability again, contribute to rebuilding our viability over 2021 and so maintain our vital community provision.
Then, having navigated these intensely challenging time, we'll be able to continue to provide hundreds of Gymnast with excellence in inclusive 'Gymnastics for All', for years ahead.