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									       SOUTH EAST
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN



        2005 - 2009
SOUTH EAST REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

INDEX

INTRODUCTION
Acknowledgments                                             3
Acronyms Used in this Document                              4
The Sport Development Continuum                             5
Equity                                                      5
Gymnastics is …                                             5-6
The South East Region                                       6
Gymnastics National & Regional Structure                    7
Disciplines Offered & Training Facilities Chart             8

ACHIEVEMENTS 2000 - 2004
Performance Success                                         9
Organisational Achievements                                 10-11
Membership Growth – Club & Direct Members                   12
New Clubs Chart                                             13

FORWARD PLAN 2005 – 2009
Mission Statement                                           14
Key Area : People
       Management & Administration                          15-16
       Official & Volunteer Development                     16
       Coach Development                                    17
       Judge Development                                    17
Key Area : Activity
       Foundation & Participation                           18
       Gymnastics & Movement for People with Disabilities   18-19
       Competitive Disciplines                              19-20
       Partnerships – School / Clubs                        20-21
       Partnerships – Community Links                       21
Key Area : Facilities
       Regional / County Centres                            22-23
       Clubs                                                23
       Competition venues                                   23
       Coach education Centres                              23
       Appendix 1 – Regional / County list                  24
       Appendix 2 – Developing Clubs list                   24
       Appendix 3 –Competition Venues list                  25
Key Area : Education & training; Raising the Profile
       Education & training                                 26-27
       Communication & marketing                            27-28




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                      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


  This document is the result of consultation and discussion with many
 people and clubs, to whom we are very grateful for their contributions
                           and suggestions.


  Special thanks are due to the steering group members for the many
                          hours contributed:

Sue James, Regional Secretary and group co-ordinator, Pat Gale (Surrey
  member), Fef Griffin (Kent member), Katy Hodgson (Sussex member)

                     Regional Development Officers
    Lynn Potter (Kent), Sally-Anne Warner (Sussex), Andy Piekarski
                                (Surrey)




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Acronyms used in this document
ACRO         Acrobatic Gymnastics
AER          Aerobic Gymnastics
AGM          Annual General Meeting
BG           British Gymnastics
BSGA         British Schools Gymnastics Association
CPD          Continuous Professional Development
CSCS         Community Sports Coach Scheme
EG           English Gymnastics
FIG          Federation Internationale Gymnastique
F&V          Floor & Vault
GG           General Gymnastics
GMPD         Gymnastics & Movement for People with Disabilities
HP           High Performance
IPC          International Performance Coach
JTC          Joint Technical Committee
LC           Leisure Centre
MA           Men’s Artistic
PDM          Partnership Development Manager
PESSCL       Physical Education School Sport Club Links
PS           Pre School
RCC          Regional Coaching Co ordinator
RDO          Regional Development Officer
RG           Rhythmic Gymnastics
SCC          Senior Club Coach
scUK         Sports Coach UK
SDO          Sports Development Officer
SSCo         Specialist Sports College
TC           Technical Committee
TG           Team Gym
T ID or TI   Talent Identification
TRA          Trampoline Gymnastics
VC           Volunteer Co ordinator
WA           Women’s Artistic




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SOUTH EAST GYMNASTICS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

INTRODUCTION


SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IS BASED ON TWO KEY PRINCIPLES:

        The Sports Development Continuum
        Sports Equity


THE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CONTINUUM

This provides a framework for sports development, which identifies four levels of involvement in
sport with an emphasis on the pathways that exist for progression between areas.

        FOUNDATION: among young people, particularly primary school age, the acquisition of
        basic movement and sports skills to provide a foundation for personal development and future
        participation in the sport of their choice.

        PARTICIPATION:               among all members of the community, with the opportunity to take
        part in a wide range of activities, whether for reasons of enjoyment, fitness, social contact or
        simply the desire to get involved in sport.

        PERFORMANCE:               among those already participating, with the opportunity to improve
        their performance from whatever base they start, where the desire to improve is the key factor
        for involvement and the full realisation of improved performance is the attainment of personal
        excellence.

        EXCELLENCE: among those with the interest and ability, with the opportunity to achieve
        publicly recognised levels of excellence.


        SPORTS EQUITY …

… Is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to redress
them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally
accessible to everyone in society, whatever their age, race, gender, disability or level of ability.


GYMNASTICS IS …

 practised throughout the world as a competitive sport and also as a non-competitive activity. It is
  an Olympic sport but at the same time provides the basis for the development of physical skills on
  which other sports are based. It is a sport that offers a healthy lifestyle
 a sport that can be enjoyed by all age groups. If offers challenges and goals for all abilities and
  opportunities exist in the field of coaching and judging which allow you to remain in the sport for
  a lifetime
 a Focus Sport identified by the South East Region of Sport England and is one of the Sport
  England top 10 nominated sports
 a sport with distinct disciplines




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     GENERAL GYMNASTICS classes offer activities to all ages including pre-school and
      special needs. Typical attendance is once a week. General gymnasts have the opportunity to
      participate in award schemes, low level competitions and displays, including gymnaestradas
      type multi group displays which are led on an international level. Many a top gymnast started
      in such classes. The accent is on learning through enjoyment
     TEAM GYM (part of General Gymnastics) is floor, vault, tumble and trampette work
      performed in teams of men, women or mixed members. It can be competed to international
      level
     WOMEN’S and MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS gymnasts train frequently in order to
      compete from junior through to international level using the full range of gymnastic apparatus
     ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS is a mixture of expressive partner work and acrobatic
      tumbling, in which men and women can compete together to International level
     RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS is for girls and women who can compete to international level,
      with a graceful mix of balletic dance and dexterity with hand apparatus, such as ball, ribbon
      and hoop
     TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS jumpers aim to stay high in the air and show a variety of
      shapes, turns and twists. Competitions range from novice through to international levels
     AEROBIC GYMNASTICS combines cardiovascular dance work with elements showing
      flexibility, balance, strength and flight. This discipline can be competed to international level.
                                                         … GYMNASTICS IS FOR EVERYONE!



The South East Region represents the counties of Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex.

There are 103 clubs affiliated to the South East Region Club membership varies from 15 to 500+ and
affiliation fees to the Region reflect the size of the club and the Region aims to keep the affiliation
fees to a minimum for each club. There is no personal membership of the South East Region.

The South East Region is managed through an elected Regional Board, which consists of:
    6 Officers: Chair, Vice-chair, Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Hon Membership
       Secretary, English Gymnastics Representative
    6 Members representing the clubs of the Region:
    Technical Chairs from each participating discipline.
    Representatives from each County
    Nominated non-voting representatives from Sport England and British Schools
       Gymnastics Association (South East)

The Regional Executive comprises: the 6 officers as above, the JTC Chair and 2 of the Elected
Representatives.

The Board and Executive meet alternately bi-monthly.
One member of the South East Board is elected to be the South East Representative for the English
Gymnastics Association.

The Region also has 3 part time Development Officers, employed by British Gymnastics to work for
the development of gymnastics within the South East Region. These posts are funded jointly by Sport
England and South East Gymnastics




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      BRITISH GYMNASTICS (BAGA) STRUCTURE


                                          BRITISH GYMNASTICS




      ENGLAND           SCOTLAND                  N. IRELAND                 WALES                 BRITISH
                                                                                                  SCHOOLS

   10 REGIONS OF
   ENGLAND


      THE SOUTH EAST GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION REGIONAL STRUCTURE


                                           Regional Board
                                                   Officers
                                          Elected Representatives (6)
                                          County Representatives (3)
                                               Technical Chairs




                       Joint Technical
Technical              Committee                 Counties                      Regional                Regional
Committees                                                                     Executive             Development
                                                  Kent, Surrey, Sussex                                 Officers
                       Chair                                                         Officers
 General Gymnastics
   Men’s Artistic      1 representative          County Associations are                                 Kent
Rhythmic Gymnastics    from each                 autonomous and have               Elected              Surrey
Acrobatic Gymnastics   discipline                their own committee            Representatives       East & West
Aerobics Gymnastics                              structure but must me                                  Sussex
                                                 affiliated to the Region.
     Team Gym
Trampoline Gymastics
  Women’s Artistic




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                                                                   TRAINING FACILITIES

35
30                                                               Surrey            Sussex             Kent
                                             9
25
                   10
20
                                             12
15                                                                                                                           11
                   8
10
                                                                                                                             4
5                                            11
                   8                                                     4                                                   6                      1
                                                                         2                                                                          1
0                                                                                                     1                                             1

            School Based            Leisure Centre Based         Leisure Centre Run               School Run           Ow n Facility              Other




                                                           DISCIPLINES OFFERED BY CLUBS


     70
     60
     50       22
                                                             Surrey               Sussex           Kent
     40
                                              16
     30       19               17

     20                                                                       4                                13
                               11             15             9
                                                                             10
     10       18                                             6                                                 8
                                                                                                                         6
                               10                9           6                9                                7         1                5
                                                                                              1                          4                2
      0                                                                                       1                                                         1

           General         Tram poline    Wom en's    Men's Artistic       Sports         Rhythm ic       Pre-School   GMPD            Team Gym    Sports
          Gym nastics                      Artistic                      Acrobatics                                                               Aerobics




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SOUTH EAST REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2000 - 2004
             1. PERFORMANCE SUCCESS – listed under highest achievement

OLYMPIC ACHIEVEMENT
     Katy Lennon – WA (Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club)
     Gary Smith – TRA (Gillingham Jumpers Trampoline Club)
     Hannah McKibbin – RG (Spelthorne School of Gymnastics)

WORLD, EUROPEAN AND/OR INTERNATIONAL MEDAL ACHIEVEMENT
      ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS
       Patrick Bonner, Lisa Hobby, Emily Collins, Emily Crocker, Toni Cox, Adam McAssey, Edward
       Upcott, Elizabeth Oliver, Christine Leach, Natalie Newman, Cassie Morrison, Emily Grove,
       Eleanor Cooper, Jacob McGee, Adam Buckingham, Jamie Cowler, Sam Sturt, Christian Beecher,
       Katie Axten, Reece Durbridge, (All Spelthorne Sports Acro club members)
       Chloe Ticehurst, Jessica Green, Alison Novis, Becki Healey (All Uckfield Gymnastics Club
members)

       MEN’S ARTISTIC
        Ross Brewer and Julian Niven-Reed (Woking Gymnastics Club)

       RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
        Heather Mann (Southview Rhythmic Gymnastics Club) and Rebecca Jose (Spellthorne School of
        Gymnastics)

       TRAMPOLINE
        Katherine Driscoll (Reading Trampoline Club), Natalie O’Connor (Edgebarrow Trampoline
        Club), Dominic Swaffer (Gillingham Jumpers Trampoline Club)

YOUTH OLYMPIC ACHIVEMENT
     Katherine Driscoll (Gillingham Jumpers Trampoline Club)

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
    Katy Lennon – WA (Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club)
    Hannah McKibbin and Rebecca Jose (both Spelthorne School of Gymnastics) Rhythmic
    Commonwealth Championships

GB SQUADS
    AEROBIC GYMNASTICS
      Chantelle Sword
    MEN’S ARTISTIC
      Thomas McCullagh (Pegasus Gymnastics Club), Joshua Bird and Sean Corrie (both from Crawley
      Gymnastics Club) MA GMPD National Squad
    TRAMPOLINE
      Matthew Swaffer, Lorraine Cave-Brown, Tom Foreman, Nathan Benham, (all from Gillingham
      Jumpers Trampoline Club), Nick Joyce – (Edgebarrow Trampoline Club), Aurora Necco.- (High
      Flyers Trampoline Club), Juliet Taylor – (Rock Steady Crew), Stephanie Coyte (Dover
      Trampoline Club)
    WOMEN’S ARTISTIC
      Sarah McCrae (Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club) WA GMPD
      Katherine Stephens (Uckfield Gymnastics Club) WA GB Junior Squad, Lisa Marie Winteridge
      (Horsham Gymnastics Club) WA Espoire

Acknowledgement is also due to the many gymnasts who achieved the highest standards in
personal performance in their disciplines.


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                         2. ORGANISATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS


OFFICIALS / VOLUNTEERS
       More officials able to work with modern technology systems
       Wider range of qualified personnel able to officiate at minority / emerging disciplines
       Volunteer Awards evening set up to recognise services to the sport in the Counties and Region
       Successful integration of officers and volunteers from trampoline into the Regional and County
        structures
       Kent has established a Volunteer Coordinator and a Child Protection Officer
       The Welfare Officer post has been adopted by the Region

EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
    Increased number of tutors identified and trained:
     AER (1): PS (2): MA (1): ACRO (1): General (2): WA (1): TRA (1): RG (1)
    100 gymnastics courses, including 10 judging courses (WA, MA, F & V) – 1,262 qualifications
    70 trampoline courses, including 12 judging courses – 945 qualifications
    Teachers Award courses: General 16, Sports Aerobics 4, Trampoline 3 – 223 qualifications
    Fun4Baby classes developing in 5 clubs
    15 Child Protection workshops (Awareness and Implementation)- 205 attended
    2 BG Club Management workshops – 31 attended
    There are an increased number of international judges across the disciplines
    Increased number of coaches across the disciplines holding higher level coaching awards
    Regional & County based workshops in TG, AER, RH and ACRO
    3 Add on modules for Gymnastics and Movement for People with Disabilities
    1 trampette and vault workshop
    3 Helpers Award courses completed for 2 schools, 1 leisure centre, and 2 clubs
    9 First Aid workshops
    Running Sport workshops:
      3 Developing Sporting Partnerships; Volunteer Management; Funding Issues
    Links with University Sports Science support programmes
    Tutors: Child Protection 5, Management Module 4
    41 Gym Mark Club presentations have been delivered

EVENTS
       Escalating costs of facility hire have had an impact on the running of events within the Region
       Programme of Floor & Vault events established in Region and Counties
       Clubs from the Region have sent teams to international gymnaestradas and festivals
       Special Needs included in Regional and County events
       1 inter-club GMPD competition held

ACTIVITIES
        MA - Development plan produced
         Regional testing based on national criteria has been established to identify a development
            group.
         2003 SE team results = best ever cycle
RG - Surrey AGA sponsored the Commonwealth Champs




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          Southern Open Competition (GB & International) for RG established at Canterbury.
         ACRO - Regional Squad re-established
         AER - Development in Region pioneered by Gillingham GC with the lead coach gaining Club
          Coach, National Judge and tutor status
         TG - Regional TC set up. There are now 6 active clubs
           In 2004 the first Regional Team Gym competition was held at Spectrum Guildford.
           In 2004 Tolworth GC achieved 5th place at the British Championships
           5 additional clubs have competed at County level with more clubs interested in tacking up
             this discipline.
         TRA - Organisation of the 2000 Trampoline World Cup
         WA – The structure of the regional squad is being reviewed


MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATION
   A comprehensive database of all club information is held.
   A Regional Event Promotional Poster has now been produced to highlight Regional identity and a
     corporate image. It has been put into electronic format and distributed to all Technical Chairs.
   Full use is made of BG information distribution by email resulting in a much lower postage
       requirement.
     Currently 75 out of the 90 affiliated clubs have email addresses. Some groups are now working
     solely electronically.


SCHOOLS
   Links have been established with Specialist Sports College Partnerships. The Partnership consists of
   the Specialist Sports College supporting 4 – 5 secondary schools, which, in turn, are each linked to 5 –
   6 primary schools. This results in a network of some 40 schools whose sporting activities are
   coordinated by the identified Specialist Sports College.
        There are 6 Partnerships in Kent; 2 Partnerships in Surrey; 7 Partnerships in Sussex
        More school involvement via development of school, club and County links. 3 schools events held
        The Physical Education School Sports Club Links (PESSCL) project was piloted in Kent in
         November 03, with Surrey and Sussex joining the project from phase 2


FACILITIES
        Spelthorne Sports Acrobatics Club and School of Gymnastics is at present the only High
         Performance Centre funded through the UK Sport World Class programme in our Region
        Jumpers Rebound Centre, Leatherhead & Dorking GC, Woking GC have been designated as BG
         High Performance Centres
        Spelthorne, Leatherhead and Dorking and Woking were designated by the Sports Council (now
         Sport England) as Regional Centres of Excellence
        Own facility clubs have developed over the last 4 years as follows:
         Moved into new facility:
         Horsham GC, The MEAPA GC, Faversham GC, Tolworth GC, Bagshot GC
         Extension Added:
         Angmering GC, CACL GC, Deal GC,
        Clubs whose facilities have either been upgraded, or relocated
         CACL GC, Dover GC, Gatwick Flyers TC, Gillingham GC, Greenhill Tumblers GC, Hollington
         GC, Orbital Stars TC, Thanet GC, Whitstable GC, Rock Steady Crew TC


NEW CLUBS
     Total 32. Sussex: 12, Surrey: 4, Kent: 16
(including the 17 Trampoline Clubs joining in 2000)




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                               Membership 2002 - 2004



                            2002        2003           2004
2500


2000
                                                               950


1500


1000                                                           788


                                         328
 500
                  146                    240                   633
                  151
                   96                    159
   0
                 Joint             Direct Associate        Full Mumber




              Total Membership Club Associate Pre School
        As from October 2004 BG has designated a new category of Associate Member -
                                       Competitive


                              TM            CA           PS
35000


30000
                                                                         2935
                                                2365
25000
                   1803
                                                                         12279
20000                                          12242
                   9814
15000


10000
                                                                         15186
                   11617                       13259
5000


   0
                   2002                         2003                     2004




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                               New Clubs 2000 – 2004



20
                                    Surrey             Sussex          Kent

18



16



14

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12



10



8        2



6
         4               4

4

                                        2

2
         3               3              1                  1
                                        1                  1                            1           1
0
       General       Tram poline    Tram poline        Wom en's    Men's Artistic     Sports     Rhythm ic
     Gym nastics   Transfers from                       Artistic                    Acrobatics
                        BTF




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